Jim Gardner (broadcaster)
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May 17, 1948
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania|
|Television||Channel 6 Action News|
|Spouse(s)||Julia (Dates Unknown) and Amy (Dates Unknown)|
|Website||Channel 6 Action News Bio|
In 1970, Gardner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Columbia University. It was there where he got his first taste of broadcast journalism. He 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, and producer for 1010 WINS in New York City.
In 1972, Gardner became a reporter for WFAS radio in White Plains, New York, and soon became News Director. Two years later, he began his television broadcast career at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York.
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 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 Villanova, Pennsylvania, and have 4 children.