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
Gary launches guaranteed income program experiment for 1 year
A new program is being launched in Gary to provide some residents with extra income with no strings attached for a year.
East Garfield Park youth program releasing Black History Month album
The kids in Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Hope Junior Program in East Garfield Park are showing off their talents, recording an album for Black History Month.
Illinois' 1st openly gay state senator hopes to inspire
For the first time there's an openly gay lawmaker serving in the Illinois State Senate. State Senator Mike Simmons was appointed earlier this month to represent the 7th district, which is on Chicago's North Side.
Robbins Historical Society seeks to make legendary Black entrepreneur SB Fuller's former home a museum
SB Fuller started his business with $25 in 1935 buying soap and then selling it door to door.
Looking back on Provident Hospital's remarkable history as first Black-owned hospital in US
Provident Hospital was the first Black-owned hospital in the country when it opened in 1891.
Hyde Park couple's AYO Foods, featuring West African cuisine, coming to Chicago-area Mariano's soon
A Hyde Park couple is trying to diversify the frozen food section, with West African-inspired AYO Foods.
'Judas and the Black Messiah' dramatizes life of Fred Hampton, Black Panther leader killed by CPD
"Judas and the Black Messiah" dramatizes the life and death of Fred Hampton, the former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party who was killed by Chicago police during a raid on his West Side apartment in 1969.
Mercy Hospital's bankruptcy filing disappoints community leaders
"This is more of just structural racism and sabotaging the basic quality of life institutions that, again, most Chicagoans take for granted."
Attacks on elderly Asian Americans intensify, but community keeps building bridges during Lunar New Year
As attacks on Asian Americans, particularly the elderly, continue to intensify, the Chinese American Service League donated 150,000 face masks in honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Sisters in Cinema, Black women in film and media nonprofit, to open Media Arts Center in South Shore
Sisters in Cinema celebrates Black girls and women in film and media, and soon they will have a new home on the South Side.