DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Listeners on WWJ Newsradio will hear a new voice starting today as Tom Jordan, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, joins Roberta Jasina as the new morning anchor team.
Jordan comes to Detroit via San Diego, Calif., where he was a TV news anchor and reporter at KUSI News. He previously worked in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Washington state.
He has covered some of the nation’s biggest stories, including multiple presidential campaigns; the October 2007 Southern California Wildfires; breaking coverage for NBC News on the death of former president Gerald Ford; the 2002 Winter Olympics; and the downturn in the U.S. economy.
He co-anchored two Emmy award-winning newscasts for coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan. He was also awarded an Emmy for best coverage of the 2007 wildfires.
“I find it a remarkably enjoyable task to approach each story with a fresh angle – a way to make it tangibly relatable to a viewer,” Jordan said. “To that end, I’ve sought out such untouched stories such as surfers bringing peace to the Middle East, how today’s children perceive terrorist acts on U.S. soil, a mother’s grief just moments after her daughter’s death at the hands of police.
“Life is full of emotion. Journalism should include that emotion within an accurately communicated piece.”
Jordan added that he’s happy to come to Detroit and get to know his new audience, saying he appreciates “the ability to communicate complex information in both an understandable and intriguing manner.”
He added: “Not a day goes by where I don’t appreciate and respect this craft.”