LeAlan Jones

LeAlan Jones is a freelance writer and journalist in Chicago.

He began his career in journalism in 1993 at the age of 13 when he collaborated with his friend Lloyd Newman and radio producer David Isay to create the award-winning radio diary "Ghetto Life 101." Two years later Jones and Newman produced another award-winning radio diary, "Remorse," which examined the horrifying murder of Eric Morse, a five-year-old living in the Ida B. Wells housing project in Chicago. In 1996 Jones, Newman, and Isay together wrote the book Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, which was based on the previous radio programs. Today Jones works as a freelance writer for N'Digo, a weekly paper in Chicago.



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