Preserving and Protecting the Family Legacy
Aug 01, 2018
Robert H. Jordan, Jr., Ph.D. Anchor/Reporter, WGN
Preserving and Protecting the Family Legacy

Robert H. Jordan, Jr., is a retired anchor for WGN-TV's News at Nine. Jordan’s journalism career has spanned over 40 years and has showcased his exceptional writing and verbal communication skills. Jordan recently published his first book, entitled, “Murder in The News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.”

Jordan earned his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University, a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

Jordan, who served in the United States Army as a surgical assistant, began his broadcast adventure in 1970 at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tenn. In 1973, he began work at WGN-TV, in Chicago, as a general assignment reporter and an anchor for the One O’clock News. In 1978, Jordan left WGN for a network position at CBS News. There, he covered stories for the nightly news with Walter Cronkite until 1980 when he returned to his WGN home. 

Twenty-five years ago, Jordan opened his own video production company, Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc., which specializes in producing family video biographies for distinctive families across the United States. Jordan will discuss how this trend in legacy preservation is helping families from all social strata.

Host: Ann Trandai