Jim Gardner
Jim Gardner has helped guide viewers of Action News through every news event, large and small since 1976. Even though he was born, raised and educated in New York City, Gardner has lived most of his adult life in the Philadelphia area, and his roots run deep.

Gardner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1970. As a student, Gardner got his first taste of broadcast journalism when he reported on the historic student riots at Columbia in 1968. Following his graduation in 1970, Gardner worked at the all-news WINS Radio in New York. In 1972, Gardner joined WFAS Radio in White Plains, New York. Two years later, he began his television broadcast career at WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

On June 1st, 1976, Jim Gardner joined WPVI-TV in Philadelphia as a reporter and anchor of Action News at Noon. On May 11, 1977, he assumed his current position of anchor of Action News at 6pm and 11pm.

It would be impractical to list all the major local, national and international stories Gardner has covered from the anchor desk, and in the field. While many of those stories do stand out, Gardner is most proud of his longevity and consistency, being there at 6 and 11 day in and day out for four decades.

Jim values his involvement in the community and his opportunities to give back to a variety of organizations. He is particularly proud of the fact that one broadcast journalism student at Temple University has been awarded the Jim Gardner Scholarship to help pay for his or her education every year since 1987.

Jim Gardner has four children, and lives with his wife Amy in Villanova, Pennsylvania.


Archive
U.S. Senator John McCain (R) sat down with Action News' Jim Gardner for one-on-one interview prior to the Liberty Medal presentation Monday evening.
Jim Gardner reports on updates in the Las Vegas mass shooting investigation.
Jim reports from Las Vegas on the latest developments following the largest mass shooting in American history.
Jim Gardner takes a look at body-cam video released by police and talks to the Bishop in Las Vegas Tuesday
Compassion and generosity were on full display in Las Vegas on Tuesday, following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.