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.


Jim's Stories
Jim and Terry talk election, results, and what is up with the polls
An after-action look at the polling process for 2020, and the President's reaction to the results - Jim and Terry break it down
The last F&M poll is in - what does it mean for Pa. and the rest of the country?
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna have the last poll from Franklin and Marshal before Tuesday, what does it mean for Pennsylvania and the the entire country?
Jim and Terry talk about the election night count, the second debate, and the latest trends in the swing states
The way Pennsylvania counts its votes may make the early numbers and late numbers look very different, plus, did this week's debate change any minds?
Pennsylvania - The Pivot Point for the Presidential Race
The polls show Joe Biden with a strong lead in Pennsylvania, can they be believed? How has the President's COVID diagnosis impacted the race? What about the V.P. debate?
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna talk about the battle for Pa. after the V.P Debate and the President's COVID diagnosis
The polls show Joe Biden with a strong lead in Pennsylvania, can they be believed? How has the President's COVID diagnosis impacted the race? What about the V.P. debate?
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna discuss the fallout from the wild first Presidential debate
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna continue their weekly discussions on the Presidential race, with a lot to talk about after the first debate
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna discuss impact of Justice Ginsburg's death
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna discuss the impact of Justice Ginsburg's death and its potential impact on the race and the Supreme Court.
Kamala Harris talks gun violence, COVID-19 in one-on-one interview with Jim Gardner
Kamala Harris is making her Philadelphia campaign debut Thursday, which will include a one-on-one interview with 6abc's Jim Gardner.
The Fight for Pennsylvania - Part 1
Jim Gardner and Terry Madonna talk about how the entire Presidential election could be in Pennsylvania's hands.
Jim Gardner hosts 50 Years of Action News
50 YEARS OF ACTION NEWS! We opened the vault for behind-the-scenes videos, unforgettable moments and promos that made Action News part of the fabric of Philadelphia.