Jim Gardner (broadcaster)

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Jim Gardner
Born James Goldman
(1948-05-17) May 17, 1948 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Education Columbia University
Salary $925,000
Television Channel 6 Action News
Title Anchor
Spouse(s) Julia (Dates Unknown) and Amy (Dates Unknown)
Children 4
Website Channel 6 Action News Bio

James Goldman (born May 17, 1948), known professionally as Jim Gardner, is an American news anchor for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.[1]

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[2] 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.


External links[edit]

  • Jim Gardner on IMDb
  • Profile at 6abc.com
  • Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia website
  • "The Stranger in your House". Philadelphia. May 15, 2006.