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
Adam Toledo Shooting: Bodycam video of teen killed by CPD to be released Thursday, COPA says
Chicago police bodycam video that captured the deadly police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo will be released to the public on Thursday.
CDC COVID racial disparity report does not surprise Chicago-area health officials
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showed the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities in 2020.
Forest Park coffee shop promotes Black Lives Matter movement with special blend, helps kids
A Forest Park coffee shop owner has a special blend of coffee that's sparking conversations about race and helping kids.
CPR program teaches Hyde Park kids to take aim at life-saving skills instead of gun violence
Premier Health Network in Hyde Park hosted a first aide training, showing how to perform CPR and how to stop bleeding.
Chicago Chinatown COVID vaccine clinic vaccinates hundreds of residents
Hundreds of people in Chinatown received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor JB Pritzker signs equity-centric laws aiming to help Black, Brown communities
Governor Pritzker, along with the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, is celebrating a new series of laws aimed at addressing racial inequities and systemic injustices.
Suburban mother owns Culver's restaurant after 15 years of work in Matteson
Dawndria Murray became a Culver's owner after 15 years of hard work.
Evanston reparations program approved as city becomes 1st in US to do so; some say it's not enough
The first round of $25,000 payments will go to 16 qualifying Black households for home repairs, down payments or mortgage payments.
Evanston city council approves reparations housing program
The first round of $25,000 payments will go to 16 qualifying Black households for home repairs, down payments or mortgage payments.
Woodlawn wellness center to bring holistic, alternative medicine in effort to fight healthcare inequality
"How are we embedding ourselves into the community to create systems and processes and stakeholders that will help our patients get the access they need."