Jim Williams Biography
Jim Williams s is a weekend news anchor for WBBM-TV in Chicago, a native of Chicago’s South Side. He is also a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 and 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.
Jim Williams Age
News anchor for WBBM-TV, William was born on February 4, 1957, in Chicago’s South Side.
Jim Williams Family
A native of Chicago’s South Side is far away from revealing his personal information, and he hasn’t disclosed any of his parents and siblings.
Jim Williams Wife
Williams is married to Joyce Williams, the couple is blessed with four children.
Jim Williams Education
He attended Kenwood High School in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and later earned a bachelor’s degree in media management from Columbia College in Chicago.
Jim Williams Height
Information about his height is not disclosed to the public yet.
Jim Williams Career
Williams started his broadcasting career as a part-time news film librarian at WGN-TV in Chicago, later he was promoted to be a writer, producer and eventually, a reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago. In 1988, he was officially promoted from a newswriter and program producer to being an on-air general-assignment reporter. In all, Williams spent 15 years at WGN before leaving the station for a job in city government in 1992.
From 1992 until 1997, Williams was the press secretary for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, aiding to create city government’s first television magazine show, called “Chicago Works!” and also representing the city during the 1996 Democratic National Convention. In June 1997, Williams joined ABC News as a Chicago-based correspondent. In 2000, he was a finalist to replace Lester Holt as a principal news anchor at WBBM-TV, according to a November 15, 2002 article in the Chicago Sun-Times.
In late 2001, Williams rejoined WGN-TV as a free-lance, per diem reporter. He remained in that position until 2002. In December 2002, Williams joined WBBM-TV as a general assignment reporter. He became a weekend morning news anchor at WBBM in mid-2003. He later became the station’s weekend evening news anchor in January 2006. He briefly became a weekday morning news anchor in 2008, but in September 2008 returned to co-anchoring weekend evenings with Mai Martinez.
Jim Williams Net Worth
Jim Williams 2019 estimated net worth is still under review.
Jim Williams Awards
- 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.