Bob Jordan Wiki – Bob Jordan Biography
Bob Jordan born Robert Howard (Bob) Jordan, Jr. is a retired American television news journalist, author, and former weekend anchor of the WGN News at Nine, which broadcasts on WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois, and co-anchored the weekend newscast alongside Jackie Bange from 1995 until his retirement in 2016. He also produced, wrote, and served as a general assignment reporter for the weekday newscasts. Jordan served as a Surgical Assistant with the United States Army. His television career began in 1970 at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as a booth announcer. At WSM-TV, he also served as a news anchor for an early morning variety show and responsible for on-camera news breaks. According to his LinkedIn, he is the CEO and executive producer of Video Family Biographies.
He joined WGN-TV in 1973 as a general assignment reporter; he also served as an anchor for the One O’Clock News. He left WGN-TV in 1978 and joined the CBS News Midwest Bureau in Chicago. In his two years at CBS, Jordan spent time covering stories in the Midwest for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. He later returned to WGN-TV, by then a national cable TV superstation, in 1980. On August 14, 2016, he announced he would retire from WGN-TV as weekend co-anchor effective September 25 but will remain as a fill-in news anchor for the remainder of his contract.
In November 2017, his first book was published: Murder in The News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.” He has many writing credits to his name including two screenplays, Anthony’s Key and Multi-Man. He has also written articles for the Chicago Tribune. He serves on the Board of Directors of several local organizations including the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Safer Foundation, and The Night Ministry. He is also part of the advisory board for The Salvation Army.
Jordan holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education with a minor in Ethics from Loyola University Chicago in May 1999. He graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University in May 1994 with a degree in Speech, and his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Bob Jordan Age
He was born August 31, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Bob Jordan Wife
He is married to his wife, Sharon, and they live in Lincolnwood, Illinois. They have one daughter.
Bob Jordan Children
He has a daughter, Karen Jordan who is a reporter/anchor in Chicago. She is employed with WLS-TV, the ABC-TV station in Chicago. Her husband, Christian Farr, is a reporter with the NBC-TV station in Chicago.