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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
  • Woman talks about highway scare when concrete comes crashing through car

    It was a case of horror on the highway for a local woman and her daughter. Melinda Davis Boles, of Canton, said she and her 13-year-old daughter were heading home from Cleveland, traveling under the Chardon Rd. bridge overpass in the southbound lanes of I-271 on Saturday when she heard a “boom;” a concrete chunk crashed through the vehicle, landing near the driver’s seat. She said her wrist was crushed; her daughter, Destanee, hurt her head. “I see the windshield […]

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    Authorities: Fire at Katz Club Diner intentionally set

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio –Authorities said the fire at Katz Club Diner on Lee Rd. in Cleveland Heights was intentionally set. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for the arson. Owner, Doug Katz, was alerted to a serious issue at his Cleveland Heights restaurant at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Katz has cameras installed so he can keep an eye on the property.  He pulled them up to find smoke […]

  • New video shows RTA bus driver’s point of view in wrong-way incident

    CLEVELAND- New video has just been released of an RTA bus shown running a red light and driving on the wrong side of Lorain Avenue. A bicyclist caught it on his helmet camera and confronted the driver. For the first time, we see the incident from the bus driver’s point of view. *Watch Jennifer Jordan’s report above and click here for more*

  • Convicted priest says he’s too sick to complete sentence

    CLEVELAND– He wants out of jail. But Reverend Andre Matthew’s request was denied by a Cuyahoga County court judge…at least for 30 days. The 54-year old priest admitted to stealing more than 175-thousand dollars from St. Helena Catholic Church on West 65th Street in Cleveland and was sentenced to two years in prison last year. But now, just 9-months into that two-year sentence, Rev. Matthews says he’s too sick to serve out the rest of his sentence. His defense attorney […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kenneth Renner (Photo Credit: Norton Police Department)

    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*