Jim Williams Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WBBM-TV, Salary, and Net Worth

Jim Williams Profile

Jim Williams is an American Anchor and Reporter working at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago in Illinois as a weekday evening anchor. He has been working at the station since December 2002.

Jim Williams Education

Williams is a proud graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Arts, Media Management, and Entertainment. He had his high school studies at Kenwood High School in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

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Jim Williams Career

Williams serves at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago as a weekday evening news anchor, appearing on the 4 PM newscasts. He also serves as a producer of the show, “Stories to Tell” and an occasional reporter. In the year 2000, Williams was considered one of the finalists to take over Lester Holt’s role as the main news anchor at WBBM-TV. This information was mentioned in a November 15, 2002 article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Before joining WBBM, Williams served at ABC News as a Correspondent for 4 years and 2 months (from June 1997 to July 2001). He served the City of Chicago in Illinois as a Mayoral Press Secretary for half a decade (June 1992 – June 1997), before going to ABC News. In that role, he was responsible for supervising media relations in the city government.

Williams started his career in broadcast journalism at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked as a producer, newswriter, and reporter. He also served as a news broadcast writer for WGN Radio. While at, ABC News, Williams provided live reports from various locations across the country for shows like “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings”. Notably, his coverage for “Nightline” delved into China’s restrictive measures against the spiritual group Falun Gong, highlighting his commitment to uncovering global events with depth and integrity.

Williams has earned numerous journalism accolades throughout his career, notably receiving an Emmy Award for investigative reporting. His outstanding contributions to Chicago television were recognized in May 2018 when he was inducted into the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Silver Circle, honoring his lifetime of impactful work. Beyond journalism, Williams is actively involved in the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, serving on its board and contributing to the welfare of young individuals in need.

Jim Williams Age

Williams is 67 years old as of 2024. He was born on February 4, 1957, in Chicago’s South Side, Illinois, United States. He therefore celebrates his birthday on the 4th of February every year.

Jim Williams Height

Williams stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Jim Williams Family

Williams has kept the names of his parents’ names away from the limelight. However, according to his website on WBBM’s website, his mother was a special ed teacher and his father was a Chicago police officer. There is no information regarding whether Williams has any siblings or not.

Jim Williams Wife | Children

Williams is a married man and his spouse is Joyce Williams. The duo is blessed with 4 grown-up kids: Christina (daughter), and the other 3 whose names are under review.

Jim Williams Salary

Being one of the top anchors for WBBM-TV, Williams earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000. 

Jim Williams Net Worth

Williams has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.

Jim Williams WBBM-TV

Williams works at WBBM-TV alongside other famous WBBM-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Marie Saavedra
  2. Irika Sargent
  3. Joe Donlon
  4. Brad Edwards
  5. Audrina Sinclair
  6. Ryan Baker
  7. Suzanne Le Mignot
  8. Dana Kozlov
  9. Chris Tye

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