Jordan Norkus joined the News 4 team as an anchor in October 2021. You can catch her on News 4 at Noon, News 4 at 4 with Dave Greber, and News 4 at 7 which she helped launch in November 2021.
A New Englander at heart, Jordan hails from Waterbury, Conn. Before making her way to Buffalo, she was the primetime evening news anchor for WETM 18 News in Elmira, N.Y. — covering a wide range of stories for two years.
Jordan was recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association for “Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign” for a project she put together during Mental Health Awareness Month in 2021. She asked leaders across New York and Pennsylvania what mental health means to them and compiled their responses. Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Sen. Chuck Schumer and 30 others all took part in her project.
Prior to her time in the Twin Tiers, Jordan interned and later worked as a freelance reporter for WSHU Public Radio — Connecticut and Long Island’s NPR-affiliated radio station. She beat reported on Connecticut’s legislature and delivered her stories to approximately 300,000 daily listeners.
Jordan graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2018 with a B.A. in Media Arts and Theatre Arts, concentrating in Journalism and Musical Theatre. She furthered her education at Sacred Heart for another year and received her M.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Media Production in 2019. She was involved with the student-run TV news program and newspaper, among several other media-related clubs and activities. She also played leading roles within the university’s theatre arts program, through which she was nominated for six BroadwayWorld Awards.
When she’s not working, Jordan enjoys eating pasta, binge-watching TV shows and spending time with her bearded dragon, Drogon. She also loves getting to know viewers! Reach out to her at Jordan.Norkus@wivb.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
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