Jim Gardner Over The Years has been a household name and a staple in the community. If you grew up between the 50s and now, you know who he is.
Watching the nightly new is part of many folk’s routine, especially if you live on the East Coast. There’s a certain love that we have for our local newscasters.
They bring us stories from our neighborhood and surrounding areas. We can always count on them to be there for the latest. When times get tough, they are a constant.
That’s what Jim Gardner has been for the Greater Philadelphia Area, a constant. He has had such a long a successful career with 6ABC. We’re sad to see him go but this retirement is so well deserved.
Most people don’t realize that Jim isn’t even from Philadelphia, you’d never be able to tell! The way he has embraced the city and its surroundings, it seems he was born with Brotherly Love in his veins.
Despite having moved to Philadelphia as an adult, he has absolutely made this area his home and we have been lucky to have him.
In 1970, Gardner became a desk assistant, writer, and producer for 1010 WINS in New York City. In 1972, Gardner became a reporter for WFAS radio in White Plains, New York, and soon became news director. Two years later, he began his television broadcast career at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York.
Gardner has worked for WPVI in Philadelphia since June 1, 1976. He currently solo anchors the 6:00 PM weekday newscasts, which he has done since May 11, 1977; he solo anchored the 11:00 PM weekday newscast between May 11, 1977, and January 11, 2022.
Enjoy the photos below that document a few highlights from Jim’s long and fruitful career.
Jim Gardner Over The Years