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Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: , in


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Jordan, a recently retired anchor from WGN-TV News in Chicago, first joined the station in March 1973.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert H. Jordan Jr. is an Emmy Award-winning veteran anchor for WGN-TV's News in Chicago. He also produced, wrote, and reported stories for the weekday and weekend news as a reporter. In addition, his stories aired on CNN and many Tribune stations across the country. During a journalism career spanning over forty years, Jordan saw and reported on all types of murder cases--domestic squabbles to mass murderers--serial killers to gangland hits, revenge killings to street-gang turf wars. Besides his long career with WGN-TV, Jordan covered stories for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and also wrote articles for the Chicago Tribune, including an award-winning article on surviving prostate cancer. He is the founder and owner of a video production company, Video Family Biographies. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

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