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Jim Gardner Profile
Jim Gardner is an American Anchor who is currently working at WPVI News. At the station, he anchors and reports for Action News at Noon. On May 11, 1977, he assumed the role of the anchor of Action News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Jim Gardner Age
Gardner is 75 years old as of 2023. He was born on 17th May 1948, in New York, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on 17th May every year.
Jim Gardner Height
He stands at an average height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Jim Gardner Family
Gardner has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Jim Gardner Wife
Gardner was previously married to her ex-wife Julia who was an analyst. The couple had two children together namely; Josh Gardner and Jen Gardner. Currently, he is happily married to his beautiful wife Amy Gardner. The duo met at WPVI’s sales department and started dating shortly after. The couple tied the knot in 1970. He and his wife are parents of two children named Emily Gardner and Jesse Gardner. The family resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Jim Gardner Career
Gardner was born, raised, and educated in New York City, he has lived most of his adult life in the Philadelphia area, and his roots run deep. He has helped guide viewers of Action News through every news event, large and small since 1976. Gardner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1970.
As a student, Gardner got his first taste of broadcast journalism when he reported on the historic student riots at Columbia in 1968. Following his graduation in 1970, Gardner worked at the all-news WINS Radio in New York. In 1972, Gardner joined WFAS Radio in White Plains, New York. Two years later, he began his television broadcast career at WKBW-TV in Buffalo.
On June 1st, 1976, Gardner joined WPVI-TV in Philadelphia as a reporter and anchor of Action News at Noon. On May 11, 1977, he assumed the role of the anchor of Action News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. More than four decades later, on January 11, 2022, Jim anchored his last regularly scheduled 11 p.m. broadcast. You can still find Jim anchoring Action News at 6 p.m. until his retirement at the end of the year.
It would be impractical to list all the major local, national, and international stories Gardner has covered from the anchor desk, and in the field. While many of those stories do stand out, Gardner is most proud of his longevity and consistency, being there at 6 and 11 days in and day out for four decades. Jim values his involvement in the community and his opportunities to give back to a variety of organizations.
He is particularly proud of the fact that one broadcast journalism student at Temple University has been awarded the Gardner Scholarship to help pay for his or her education every year since 1987. Gardner has four children and lives with his wife Amy in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Jim Gardner Retiring
Gardner is retiring from Philadelphia ABC after 44 years. The legendary quoted that our liberty can not be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it. He left the station in December 2022.
Jim Gardner Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at WPVI News.
Jim Gardner Net Worth
Gardner has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as an Anchor and Reporter.
Jim Gardner Social Media Platforms
Gardner is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 80.5k followers on Twitter, 1.9k followers on Instagram, and 77k followers on Facebook.