Jim Gardner Biography
Jim Gardner is an American journalist who works for WPVI-TV as a reporter and an anchor of Action News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. since May 11, 1977. In his quarter century with the station, he has assisted in guiding viewers of Action News during every news happening, large and small. He joined the 6 ABC News team on June 1st, 1976. Upon joining the station in 1976, he initially served as a reporter and anchor of Action News at Noon.
Jim Gardner Age
Gardner was born on the 17th of May 1948 in New York City. He is 74 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of May every year.
Jim Gardner Height
Gardner stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Jim Gardner Family
Gardner has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. Although Gardener was born, raised, and educated in New York City, he lived most of his adult life in the Philadelphia area. It is also not known if Gardner has any siblings.
Jim Gardner Wife
Gardner exchanged vows with his wife, Amy. They reside in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Gardner has four kids.
Jim Gardner Net Worth
Gardner has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Jim Gardner Salary
Gardner earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Jim Gardner Education
Gardener completed his high school education and went on to join Columbia University. In 1970, he became the institute’s graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree
Jim Gardner Career
Gardner serves WPVI as a reporter and an anchor of Action News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. since May 11, 1977. In his quarter century with the station, he has assisted in guiding viewers of Action News during every news happening, large and small. He joined the 6 ABC News team on June 1st, 1976.
Upon joining the station in 1976, he initially served as a reporter and anchor of Action News at Noon. Nonetheless, he debuted his broadcast journalism career in 1986 when he served s at Columbia while he was a student. While there he covered the unforgettable student riots at Columbia in 1968.
Succeeding his graduation, he served in New York at WINS Radio. Further, he served in White Plains, New York at WFAS Radio in 1972 for two years. However, he began his TV broadcast career when he served at WKBW-TV in Buffalo.
In his quarter century at the anchor desk and in the field, Gardener broadcasted major local, national, and international stories. Even so, he is most proud of his vitality and stability, of being present at 6 and 11 relentlessly for four decades.
Also, he values his involvement in the community and his opportunities to give back to various organizations. Particularly, he is proud of the fact that one broadcast journalism student at Temple University has been awarded the Jim Gardner Scholarship to aid pay for their education every year since 1987.
Jim Gardner Retirement
After over 40 years, on January 11, 2022, Gardener served as an anchor for his last frequently scheduled 11 p.m. broadcast. However, he still serves as an anchor on the 6 p.m. news broadcasts on Action News. He is set to retire at the end of 2022.
“Nobody is more grateful than I for the special, no, unique relationship between Action News and you, our viewers. In a sense, we made a bargain long ago — we give you our respect and commitment to honest and fair reporting, and you give us your trust. And I can’t help but feel that that happens here in a way that is more authentic, and even more intimate than anywhere else,” Gardener voiced.
On January 12th, 2022, Rick Williams will take up the 11 p.m. newscast as per the WPVI-TV Philadelphia President and General Manager, Bernie Prazenica, and Vice President of News, Tom Davis.
“I’m delighted that Rick Williams will anchor Action News at 11 p.m. following ..Gardner. Rick is uniquely qualified by his 30+ years of experience in anchoring Action News in the morning, noon, and evening. His knowledge of our region and deep roots in our community make him the perfect choice.” voiced Prazenica.
Jim Gardner 6abc
Gardener is working at 6abc where he works alongside other famous 6abc meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Rick Williams
- Cecily Tynan
- Ducis Rodgers
- Sharrie Williams
- Adam Joseph
- Alicia Vitarelli
- Sarah Bloomquist
- Brian Taff
- Karen Rogers
- Gina Gannon
Jim Gardner Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 81K followers on Twitter.