Will Jones
Will Jones joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in January 2016.

Before arriving in Chicago, he worked at the NBC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, Jones was honored with a Michigan Regional Emmy for Historical/Cultural News.

He has also worked as a reporter at stations in Greenville, South Carolina and Charleston, West Virginia. Jones got his start on the assignment desk at a station in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jones serves as a board member for the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago Chapter. The chapter received the NABJ Chapter of the Year award in 2018.

Jones graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Will's Stories
As affordable housing becomes scarcer in Chicago, some find home with co-op living
Can you imagine living in a home with more than a dozen other people? For several renters on the South Side, that's what works for them.
CTA Red Line armed robberies target young people during busy afternoon commute
More armed robberies have been reported on the CTA Red Line in Chicago, but they're not happening late at night. These are targeting young people during busy afternoon commutes.
Micro-units can create big opportunity in small spaces, developers and devotees say
When looking for affordable housing in Chicago, it turns out sometimes you have to think small. Devotees and developers say small homes create big opportunity for both young and old property seekers.
Illinois medical marijuana applications spike following recreational legalization
In the three weeks since weed became legal in Illinois, there's been a big jump in people filling out applications for a medical marijuana card.
DNA confirms injured coyote captured in Lincoln Park as animal connected to 6-year-old boy bitten, series of sightings
A coyote captured on Chicago's North Side underwent DNA testing to determine if it's the same coyote that attacked a child in Lincoln Park this week.
2nd man charged in connection to Englewood memorial shooting that left 13 wounded held without bail: records
Chicago police have charged a second person who they say was one of the shooters at a party that left 13 people wounded in Englewood last month.
2nd US soldier from Chicago suburbs killed overseas in 1 week
A U.S. soldier from Aurora was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The death came less than a week after a soldier from Hazel Crest was killed in an Al-Shabab terrorist attack at a Kenyan military base.
Coyote captured in Lincoln Park after boy bitten, series of sightings
A coyote captured on Chicago's North Side is undergoing DNA testing to determine if it's the same coyote that attacked a child in Lincoln Park this week.
Baby Jesus figurine only to survive church fire that put itself out in Carol Stream
A suburban church says a fire that broke out near the holidays destroyed its Nativity scene, but one figurine was left intact: baby Jesus.
9-month-old boy beaten to death in Chicago Lawn, autopsy finds
A 9-month-old boy found unresponsive on Chicago's Southwest Side Saturday was beaten to death, according to an autopsy.