CBS 2 Chicago Anchor/Reporter Jim Williams

Event Details

Date Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
Time 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

A link to the webinar will be sent to those that register on the morning of the webinar

The 2020 Publicity Club of Chicago Webinar Series is sponsored by News Exposure

The Publicity Club of Chicago welcomes CBS 2 Chicago Anchor/Reporter Jim Williams for a webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:00 PM CST. This discussion is a part of PCC's regular conversations with members of the media.

Speaker Bio

Jim Williams, a native Chicagoan, is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2. He also anchors the station’s Sunday evening newscasts, and he is the producer/host of the documentary series “Stories 2 Tell.”

Williams began his broadcast journalism career more than 40 years ago at WGN TV, where he was a newswriter, producer and reporter. He also wrote newscasts for WGN Radio.

From 1992-1997, Williams was Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s press secretary. He supervised media relations throughout city government.

For four years, he was a correspondent for ABC News, reporting across the country for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and “Good Morning America.” For “Nightline,” Williams covered China’s crackdown on the spiritual group Falun Gong.

He joined CBS 2 in December of 2002.

Williams has won several journalism awards, including an Emmy for investigative reporting. In May of 2018, he was inducted into the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Silver Circle for his lifetime of work in Chicago television.

Williams was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He is a graduate of Kenwood High School and Columbia College.

He serves on the board of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

Williams and his wife, Joyce, have four adult children.

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