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Two-time Emmy award winning journalist Jennifer Jordan joined WJW-TV FOX 8 News in January of 2012 as the noon Anchor and reporter for the evening newscasts.

Prior to joining FOX 8, Jennifer worked at WPIX-TV/CW11 as a freelance general assignment reporter.

She also was a fill-in anchor at the station.

In just a few months there, Jennifer reported on some of the biggest stories in the New York metropolitan area. Continuous breaking news coverage included the mid-air plane/tourist chopper collision over the Hudson River that made national headlines.

Jennifer was also the lead reporter on the deadly shooting of a Jersey City police officer and the attempted car bombing in Times Square.

Jennifer joined PIX News from WNYW/Fox 5 and WWOR-TV/My 9. While working for New York city's only duopoly, Jennifer worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.

Jennifer traveled to New Orleans for the unveiling of the USS New York, naval ship built with steel from the World Trade Center. In an exclusive report, Jennifer also exposed security flaws at some of New York City's most prominent tourist attractions, including the Empire State building.

Jennifer was also lead reporter on the NYPD police shooting of an unarmed man killed by cops on what would have been his wedding day.
Before Fox & My 9, Jennifer was a Westchester correspondent and general assignment reporter for WCBS-TV also in New York. As part of the award winning team, Jennifer was nominated for two Emmy awards for the mass transit strike. Previously, Jennifer anchored the 10 pm newscasts at News 12 Westchester.

While there, she earned two Emmy Awards, one for On-Camera achievement.
The second for a multi-part, hard-hitting investigation titled, "Predator Next Door." Earlier, Jordan anchored the weekend newscasts at WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana. Prior to that, she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Jennifer's career began as a field producer at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jennifer is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina where she received B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was inducted into Peekskill High School's alumni Hall of Fame in 2003.

Jennifer has also received numerous community awards for her dedication to covering stories in her neighborhood and volunteering for a number of local charities.


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    CLEVELAND —  First the RNC, then LeBron and now another major institution is heading to Northeast Ohio. Opening ceremonies for the Gay Games 9 will be held at the Q on August 9. From open water swimming at Edgewater Beach to beach volleyball at Whiskey Island, the Gay Games is promising an Olympic feel, but with a Cleveland and Akron flair. The Gay Games is the largest LGBT sports and culture festival in the world. It’s been going on since […]

  • Tornado truth: Why are twisters hitting in certain parts of NE Ohio?

    Three tornadoes have touched down in Northeast Ohio in just the past several weeks. Will this be the norm for area residents, particularly in Medina County; or is it just a fluke? FOX 8’s Jennifer Jordan sat down with the experts for answers. Watch the video above for more. CLICK for more tornado coverage.

  • Wallet wonder: Man gets back item he lost 20 years ago

    ASHLAND, Ohio– Lost more than 20 years ago, a Northeast Ohio man thought he would never see his wallet, or what was inside it, again. With the help of some observant golf course employees and Facebook, this story has an outcome no one could have ever predicted. In 1994– then 24-year-old Kevin Gibson of Ashland– was fresh out of the military and was enrolled at Ashland University. While at the Brookside Golf Course in Ashland, he lost his wallet. “I […]

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    Gloria Pointer’s Killer Sentenced 30 Years Later

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A three judge panel on Friday accepted a plea agreement that would bring the decades old Gloria Pointer case to an end. Pointer was raped and killed on the east side of Cleveland on her way to school in 1984.  She was 14 at the time. Last May, a new look at old DNA evidence linked Hernandez Warren to the crime. As part of the agreement, Warren pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated murder and rape.  The […]

  • Hernandez Warren Pleads Guilty to Rape, Murder of Gloria Pointer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hernandez Warren has pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of 14-year-old Gloria Pointer. As part of a plea agreement, Hernandez pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated murder and rape in the case on Wednesday. He could serve 30 years to a life sentence on the murder charge and 10 to 25 years on the rape charge. He had been facing the death penalty. When asked in court how he felt and if he agreed to a […]

  • Partial Settlement Approved for Chardon Victims’ Families

    CHARDON, Ohio– A Geauga County probate judge has approved a partial settlement to be made to the families of the victims of the Chardon High School shooting. The families had fought to keep the settlement amount private, but a judge disagreed. The families of Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Russell King, Jr., 17; and Daniel Parmertor, 16, will each receive $889, 583.33 in the wrongful death case they filed against shooter T.J. Lane and his relatives. It was a Geauga County media […]

  • Water Woes: North Olmsted Residents Want Answers After Flooding

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  • FBI Hopes New Billboards Lead to Info in Mihaljevic Murder

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A renewed effort is underway to catch the killer of a 10-year-old girl who has been missing for more than two decades. Starting Monday, people throughout Northeast Ohio will be reminded of Amy Mihaljevic’s name and face as local FBI continue to hunt down her killer. The FBI has placed billboards along major arteries in Cleveland, Akron and in areas near Columbus, seeking tips and information to help solve the murder case of the young girl from […]

  • Closures, Detours Set for Downtown ‘Dazzle the District’ Event

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  • City Leaders Break Ground on Convention Center Hotel

    CLEVELAND — With hard hats and shovels in hand, Cleveland city leaders and construction partners ceremoniously broke ground at the site of the new Cleveland Convention Center hotel. The Hilton Cleveland construction site, located at the former county administration building site at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Ontario street, will link to both the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation. Public Square, the malls, the pedestrian bridge, this lakefront plan, this hotel is essential for […]

  • From Helmets to Hard Hats: Athletes Make Dream Come True for Veteran

    Some local college athletes are turning in their helmets for hard hats. It’s all for a special cause. The Notre Dame College football team in South Euclid is making a dream come true for a United States Marine Corps veteran wounded in war. Watch Jennifer Jordan’s story above.