Jamal Andress Bio, Age, Height, Newsy, Family, Wife, Kids, Salary

Jamal Andress

Jamal Andress Biography

Jamal Andress is a media personality serving as a Newsy Chicago Bureau Reporter. He joined the station in November 2012. Previously, he was a General Assignment Reporter at KOMU 8 News in Columbia, Missouri.

Jamal Andress Age

Andress is around 33 years old. He was born on January 16.

Jamal Andress Height

He is 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Jamal Andress Nationality

He is American by nationality.

Jamal Andress Education

Andress graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Jamal Andress Parents

Jamal was born and raised in Houston, TX. He is the son of Joseph Edward Andress Sr. and Betty Jean Andress. His mom and Aunt Jo Henderson both passed away within six months of each other. Aunt Jo never had kids but as a teacher, for decades in Houston, she was a de facto mom for hundreds of kids all over the city.

Jamal Andress Wife

Jamal is married to his wife Lakeisha Andress, a Harvard-educated lawyer. The couple tied the knot in September 2016. Together they are blessed with two kids, Ava Naomi Andress born on May 2, 2020, and Ivy Elise Andress born on June 3, 2022.


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Jamal Andress Scripps News/Newsy

Jamal is a cable TV reporter in the Chicago area covering local, national, and international stories. His storytelling has taken him all the way to Accra, Ghana to cover international education and back again to Chicago’s southwest side to report on the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent trial of Jason Van Dyke.


As a journalist, Jamal’s passion lies in bringing marginalized communities’ stories to the forefront. Over the course of Jamal’s career, he’s managed to gain experience in several mediums — television, print, and online. Lately, he’s focused his attention on producing in-depth, documentary-style videos that resonate across platforms. In one of his most memorable interviews, Jamal went to Charlottesville, Virginia, and spoke with Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was killed during a white supremacist rally.

Before switching to digital news, Jamal worked every job he could at KOMU — the NBC news affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. He spent time as a reporter, anchor, producer, videographer, live-truck operator, and floor director while working at the mid-Missouri station.

Jamal Andress Salary

He earns an average annual salary of $52,423.

Jamal Andress Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $850,000.

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