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Almost all people around the world work. They might work at offices, homes, schools, malls, hospitals, or streets. The most common problem people face with jobs is little or no satisfaction at all. Most of the working population works for survival and nothing else. There’s nothing wrong with working for survival but it just isn’t the best thing out there. 

Among the few people who really love their job and perfectly stayed doing the same job for decades and find success at it is James Goldman. James is popularly known as Jim Gardner. He is a famous tv reporter and anchor for ABC News. He has informed his viewers for decades and made a special place in his heart. 

When Was Jim Gardner born? 

James Goldman widely known as Jim Gardner was born in New York City on May 17, 1948. His age is 74 years old as of 2022. He studied Political Science. Not much is known about his parents. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University. 

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Who Is Jim Gardner? 

Jim Gardner is an anchor and reporter who reported the “Historic Student Riots” in Colombia in 1968 for the university’s radio station, WKCR-FM. Gardener worked for 1010 WINS in New York City as a desk assistant, writer, and producer. Gardener turned toward radio journalism in 1972 when he started working as a reporter for WFAS radio in White Plains, New York, and later as News Director. 

He changed his focus toward television broadcasting at WKBW-Tv in Buffalo, New York after working as a radio journalist for two years. On June 1, 1976, Gardener started working for WPVI. He solo-anchored the 6 PM weekly news since 1977 which he will broadcast until retirement. 

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Gardener announced his retirement on November 10, 2021, to end his decades-long broadcasting at the end of 2020. He announced this on his 11 PM Action News and hand over his position to Rick Willams.

Gardener ended the broadcast the same way he always does by listing out the guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy even had a goodbye message for Gardener which was played before Gardener ended the broadcast. It was a sad but also special moment Garderner witnessed. Only a few months remain for him to fully retire. 

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Jim Gardner can be called the master of every news event, large and small he used to share with his 11 PM viewers through Action News. Gardener stayed in Philadelphia for most of his adult life so loves to call it home.

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Jim has also got a Scholarship based on his name. The scholarship is named the “Jim Gardner Scholarship” which is given to one broadcast journalism student at Temple University. It has been established in 1987. 

For his excellence in communication, Jim Gardner also received the 2022 John Cardinal Foley Award.

Who Is Jim Gardner Married To?

Jim Gardner is married to Amy Gardner. The couple met in WPVI’s Sales Department. The couple got married in the year 1970. They’ve been together since then.

Amy and Jim have two children together. The daughter is named Emily Gardner and the son is named Jesse Gardner

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However, Amy Gardner is Jim’s second wife. Jim was previously married to Julie Gardener. Jim also has two kids from his first marriage with Julie named Josh and Jen Gardner.

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Jim lives with his wife Amy and kids in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The second marriage is going great for Jim as Amy has been by his side for decades. The family together is doing great. 

What Is The Net Worth of Jim Gardner?

Jim Garner has made a net worth of around $2 million through his journalism profession. His annual salary is expected to be approximately $50, 000. He lives in a luxurious villa in Pennsylvania. 

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He is available on Facebook with 77K followers and on Twitter with 80.5K followers. 

How Tall Is Jim Gardner?

Jim Gardner’s height is 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He is 1.8 meters tall. He is 74 years old with Taurus as his birth sign. 

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