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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.


Recent Articles
  • Police: Note helps save woman who was held captive for months

    LORAIN, Ohio — A man is accused of holding his former girlfriend hostage for nearly two months. Police said Wayne Collins, 42, was arrested and is charged with kidnapping and violating a protection order the victim filed against him. According to police, beginning in July, the 60-year-old woman claims Collins kept her locked in her bedroom inside her Lorain apartment, cutting her off from all communication including her cell phone and disconnecting her land line. The woman told police that […]

  • Pregnant woman’s family to store shooter: Turn yourself in

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police are still on the hunt for the person or people who fired shots outside a neighborhood grocery store, injuring a woman who was nine-months pregnant. Christine McCoy, 24, is still recovering at MetroHealth Medical Center, listed in fair condition, after being shot in the side of her face, inside the Garden Valley Food Mart on East 79th Street around 9 Thursday night. McCoy and another woman, Lawanna Coachman, 28, were about to make a purchase when gunshots […]

  • Local domestic violence group praises NFL discipline of Ray Rice

    **Warning: the video above contains disturbing images** The indefinite suspension of running back Ray Rice from the NFL has Cleveland domestic violence groups speaking out. The NFL handing down the discipline for the Baltimore Ravens player, hours after TMZ released disturbing video of Rice punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey elevator. In the video, you see Rice and Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, entering the casino elevator. He delivers the first strike; she then hits […]

  • Marathon madness: Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland race canceled

    CLEVELAND-Hundreds of Northeast Ohio runners are disappointed, after a much-anticipated half marathon is canceled just weeks before it was scheduled for Cleveland’s lakefront. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland half marathon was set to take place on October 11. But it just never got enough traction. That according to the Competitor Group of San Diego, California, who organizes the events. Cleveland’s inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon was in 2013. In an email to registered runners, they said, “..low levels of […]

  • Cleveland voters to decide fate of traffic cameras

    CLEVELAND – Should they stay, or should they go? Even with two council members absent for a vote at city hall Wednesday, Cleveland City Council voted unanimously to put traffic camera legislation on the November ballot; meaning voters will decide if they should disappear forever. At $100 a fine for running a red light, it’s pretty hard to find a driver who wouldn’t want to see these cameras go away. Councilman Joe Cimperman of Ward 3 believes his constituents will […]

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    Upping the excitement: Cleveland Air Show’s soaring return

    CLEVELAND– The Blue Angels gave Northeast Ohio a preview of what we can expect this Labor Day weekend, during a unique photo shoot with Cleveland’s city skyline serving as a backdrop Wednesday afternoon. Organizers of the 2014 Cleveland National Air Show are promising this year will be bigger and better than past years, with fans already fueling the excitement. Cleveland’s National Air Show Executive Director Chuck Newcomb said, “Ticket sales are up and calls and people. It’s really spectacular. People […]

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    Police: Man induces panic on school bus, shouts ‘Don’t shoot, this is not Missouri’

    NORTON, Ohio — A Navarre man who said he was a substitute teacher in Stark County has been arrested, accused of inducing panic on a school bus carrying several elementary school students. Police say it happened Wednesday afternoon, the second day of the new school year. Norton police said kids were getting onto the bus around 3:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Elementary School, when 67-year-old Kenneth E. Renner tried to walk onto one of the buses with his granddaughter. He said […]

  • Soulmate surgery: Couple married 70 years undergoes procedure together

    It’s a love story that spans more than seven decades. Now both in their 90s, a husband and wife are known to do nearly everything together. Now, they’ve undergone life-saving heart procedures on the same day at the Cleveland Clinic. *Watch Jennifer Jordan’s story above for more*

  • Mideast conflict hits home with huge protest

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio — “Stop killing children and peace in the Middle East.” Those are the chants from anti-Israeli protestors who began arriving outside the Jewish Federation of Cleveland offices in Beachwood Friday afternoon. Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian supporters chanting on the opposite sides of the street; both sides trying to get their messages across. There were people, young and old, holding signs and waving flags, making their presence known on Science Park Drive. The negotiated cease-fire shattered in the Middle East […]

  • Gay Games registration extended as excitement builds

    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 […]