SEATTLE – July 11, 2012 – KIRO 7 Eyewitness News announced that Bob Jordan has been named News Director for the station. For the past ten years Jordan has served as the news director for WFTV, the Cox Media Group owned ABC affiliate in Orlando. Jordan will begin his new post in August.
“KIRO 7 is thrilled to welcome Bob Jordan back home to Seattle,” said Cox Media Group Vice President and KIRO 7 General Manager Jay O’Connor. “Great things have followed Bob wherever he’s gone through his successful career. KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has incredible momentum and we know Bob Jordan is the right individual to lead our great news staff.”
O’Connor added, “In addition to leading our team, Bob and his wife, Sharon, will be able to enjoy time with their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who are right here in Seattle.”
“The KIRO 7 Eyewitness News team has made great progress toward the goal of being Seattle’s number one source for news and information – whether on television, or on emerging digital platforms,” said Jordan. “I look forward to working with the dedicated pros at KIRO 7 to produce compelling news content day in and day out.”
Prior to his last stint at WFTV, Jordan served as News Director at stations in Orlando, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Tampa.
Jordan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is a Cox Media Group station and CBS affiliate serving Western Washington.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com