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
Chicago Muslims applaud Biden's reversal of Trump's travel ban
"There were people not able to see their ailing or sick families who have then passed away. You can never right that wrong."
New generation of Black Lives Matter activists pick up Dr. Martin Luther King's mission
A new generation of activists in the Black Lives Matter movement have picked up Dr. King's mission for justice and equality, and are now carrying on his legacy.
'Chicago: Blend' works to increase diversity within tech, startup industry
Diversity and inclusion experts say more companies are now focusing on their workplace culture and demographics.
Public defender coalition calls for immigration reform
"Now is the time to have a really transformative vision of how our immigration system works and how we welcome individuals."
Illinois lawmakers send education reform bill to Gov. JB Pritzker
Illinois lawmakers are working to make changes to the state's education system, including the way Black history lessons are taught in schools.
Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records
The proposed legislation includes ending cash bail, expanding police training on use of force and prohibiting chokeholds. It also requires the maintenance of police misconduct records and the use of special prosecutors in officer-involved deaths.
2021 New Year's resolutions: Think smaller, work slowly, cut yourself slack, experts say
The key to good New Year's resolutions is to make them attainable and take them slow, experts advise.
Demonstrators march to draw awareness to 'virus of violence' in Chicago as 2020 ends
Carrying Chicago flags with bullet holes, dozens of people came together on Michigan Avenue to remember the lives lost to gun violence in 2020 and to hold local leaders accountable.
Vaccines given to LaSalle Veterans' Home residents, staff after 35 deaths
"This is a good week. We are finally able to get the vaccine here at the home."
Illinois marijuana legalization 1st year marked by rapid growth, persisting inequality
In its first year of marijuana legalization, Illinois' industry has seen rapid growth but also persisting inequality.