Jim Gardner (broadcaster)
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May 17, 1948
New York City, New York, U.S.
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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.
Gardner has worked for WPVI since June 1, 1976. He currently solo anchors the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM weekday newscasts, 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  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.