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Veteran Reporter Jennifer Jordan ‘Wanted to Do Anchoring Again,’ Heads to Cleveland

Jennifer Jordan is leaving her hometown for a shot at regular anchoring. Jordan, who left WPIX last Friday, is joining Fox’s WJW in Cleveland.

“I wanted to get to do anchoring again,” Jordan tells FishbowlNY. “I love being on the streets and telling stories as well.”

Jordan says the Cleveland opportunity was the perfect fit, as she’ll be noon anchor and reporter for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. nightly newscasts.

Primarily known for her no-nonsense approach covering stories on the street, Jordan had been a freelance reporter with Channel 11 since 2009. 

Jordan, a Peekskill native, started out as an anchor at News 12 Westchester. The seven-year run ended in 2002 when she was named Channel 2 Westchester correspondent. Four years later, Jordan took her talents to WWOR/Channel 9 as reporter and weekend anchor. She also gained more visibility for sister station WNYW/Channel 5, including a standout moment.  

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Class of 2012 McDonald’s Black Media Legends Named

McDonalds has once again named Black Media Legends, several of whom are broadcasters in New York.

This is the 10th year of the program, and for the first time a pair of special awards will be given.

Iconic voice of African Americans, Gil Noble (right) is receiving the McDonald’s Harold Dow Lifetime Achievement Award. Noble was host and producer of Channel 7/WABC’s Like It Is from its inception in 1968 until taking ill last summer.

Tom Joyner, national radio host, heard in New York on KISS FM, has beed named the Hal Jackson Vanguard Award Winner. In addition to being a Hall of Famer radio personality, he is the founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation supporting historically black colleges and universities, and Joyner created of BlackAmericaweb.com.

More award winners after the jump.

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WPIX’s Jennifer Jordan Moonlighting at WCBS 880

You probably know Jennifer Jordan for her reporting at several New York stations.  Jordan, who currently does TV work on WPIX/Channel 11, will also be featured on the radio at WCBS 880.

“We’ve brought her in to train for per diem anchoring,” Tim Scheld, WCBS-AM news director, says.  

Beyond that, Scheld says her future at WCBS is to be determined. But, for now, the Daily News reports Jordan will likely average two days a week.  

This marks a return for Jordan to CBS, having worked at WCBS/Channel 2 earlier in her career. The Peekskill native also has been on WWOR/Channel 9.