Jim Gardner Bio, Wiki
Jim Gardner is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for the WPVI-TV/6abc News in Philadelphia serving the station as an Evening Anchor for the 6 PM News. He has been working with this station since the 1st of June 1976.
Jim Gardner Age
Gardner is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 17th, 1948, in New Yor, United States.
Jim Gardner Height
He stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Jim Gardner Education
He is a proud graduate of Columbia University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the year 1970. When he was a student, he got his first taste of broadcast journalism by working on the historic student riots at Columbia in the year 1968.
Jim Gardner Career
Gardner works with WPVI-TV/6abc News where he serves the station as an Evening Anchor. He has helped in guiding viewers of Action News through every news event, large and small. Born, raised, and educated in New York City, he has lived most of his adult life in the Philadelphia Area, and it is for this reason that his roots run deep.
Later on, after his graduation, he went on to join WINS Radio in New York. The year 1972 saw him join WFAS Radio in White Plains, New York. Later on, after about two years, he kick-started his television career working for WKBW-TV in Buffalo.
On the 1st of June year 1976, he joined the WPVI-TV team working as a Reporter and Anchor for Action News at Noon. It is on the 11th of May 1977 that he took up the role of anchor for Action News at 6 and 11 PM. For more than four decades later, the 11th of January 2022 saw him anchor his last regularly scheduled 11 PM broadcast. He, however, still anchors the Action News at 6 PM and will be doing this till his retirement at the end of the year 2022.
He states that it would be impractical to list all the major international, national, and local stories that he has covered from the anchoring desk, and in the field. Gardner states that while many stories stand out, he is most proud of his longevity nd consistency, being there for the 6 and 11 PM News, day in and day out for over four decades.
He values his involvement in the community and his opportunities to give back to various organizations. Asides from this, he has particularly proud of the fact that one broadcast journalism student at Temple University has been awarded the Jim Gardner Scholarship in order to help pay for his or her education since the year 1987.
Jim Gardner WPVI-TV
Gardner works with WPVI-TV where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Rick William
- Cecily Tynan
- Ducis Rodgers
- Sharrie Williams
- Alicia Vitarelli
- Adam Joseph
- Sarah Bloomquist
- Brian Taff
- Christie Ileto
- Karen Rogers
- Matt O’Donnell
- Tamala Edwards
- Walter Perez
- Gray Hall
- Nydia Han
Jim Gardner Net Worth
In Gardner’s career as an Anchor/ Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Jim Gardner Salary
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Jim Gardner Parents and Siblings
Born and raised in the United States, Gardner manages to keep information regarding his parents and or whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.
Jim Gardner Wife/ Spouse
Gardner is married to his wife, Amy. The duo met at WPVI’s sales department and later on started their relationship. They officially got into marriage in the year 1970. We will update this information once more information regarding his wife is available to the public.
Jim Gardner Kids
The duo are proud parents to their two children, Emily Gardner, and Jesse Gardner. As a family, they reside in Villanova, Pennsylvania. However, Gardner is a proud father to four children and manages to keep more information regarding his two other children away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
Jim Gardner Retirement
Gardner has not yet retired. He is to retire from 6abc News/WPVI-TV in the month of December year 2022.
Jim Gardner Twitter
He is vocal on his social media account where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 82K followers.