Jim Gardner (broadcaster)

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Jim Gardner
Born James Goldman
(1948-05-17) May 17, 1948 (age 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Columbia University
Title Channel 6 Action News Anchor
Spouse(s) Amy (1970-present)
Website
Channel 6 Action News Bio

Jim Gardner is the stage name of James Goldman (born May 17, 1948), an American news anchor for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1970, Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree (in political science) from Columbia University. It was there where Gardner got his first taste of broadcast journalism. Gardner reported on the "Historic Student Riots" at Columbia in 1968 for the university’s radio station, WKCR-FM. In 1970, Gardner became a desk assistant/writer/producer for 1010 WINS in New York City.

In 1972, Gardner became a reporter for WFAS radio in White Plains, New York, rapidly becoming News Director.

Gardner has worked for WPVI from June 1, 1976 to the present. He currently anchors the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM weekday newscasts without a co-anchor, which he has done since May 11, 1977. He has covered every Democratic and Republican presidential nominating convention since 1980, and has interviewed every president and major presidential candidate since 1976.

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia [1] named Gardner their person of the Year in 1996 and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2003. Gardner and his wife, Amy, live in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. They have four children.

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