Robert H. Jordan, Jr., Ph.D. Anchor/Reporter, WGN-TV
Robert H. Jordan, Jr., Ph.D.
Founder/President, Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc.
Robert H. Jordan, Jr., is a weekend anchor for WGN-TV’s News at Nine. He also produces, writes and reports stories for the weekday and weekend news as a reporter. Jordan’s journalism career has spanned nearly 40 years and has showcased his exceptional writing and verbal communications skills.
Jordan earned his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University, a master’s degree form Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.
Jordan, who served in the United States Army as a surgical assistant, began his broadcast adventure in 1970 at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tenn. where he anchored an early morning variety show and was responsible for on-camera news breaks. In 1973, he began work at WGN-TV, in Chicago, as a general assignment reporter and an anchor for the One O’clock News.
In 1978, Jordan left WGN for a network position at CBS News. There, he covered stories for the nightly news with Walter Cronkite until 1980 when he returned to his WGN home.
Jordan has lent his pen, imagination and reporting skills to numerous writing projects including two screen plays, “Anthony’s Key” and “Multi-Man.” He also has written articles for the Chicago Tribune, including an awarding winning article on surviving prostate cancer.
Fifteen years ago, Jordan opened his own video production company — Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc. He has produced many independent projects, including biographies for affluent families across the country. In 2000, Jordan began devoting all of his energies to the biography projects and his production company — Video Family Biographies — began working exclusively with high-net-worth families in preserving the family legacy by chronicling generational stories for this “special” niche. In 2009, Jordan expanded his production company to include Video For Foundations as a dedicated arm of his company.
An active participant in the community, Jordan serves on the Board of Directors of several local organizations including, The Safer Foundation, The Night Ministry, The John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Loyola Family Business Center. He also sits on the Salvation Army advisory board.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Jordan and his wife Sharon, a retired middle school librarian, have one daughter, Karen, who is a weekend news anchor for WLS-TV, Ch.-7, in Chicago. Karen’s husband Christian Farr is a reporter for NBC-5, TV in Chicago.