Jordan Norkus joined the News 4 team as a news anchor in October 2021. You can catch her on News 4 at 4 and 7.
A true 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 — covering a wide range of stories for two years.
One of her favorite stories was for Mental Health Awareness Month. Jordan put together a PSA where she asked leaders across New York and Pennsylvania what mental health means to them. Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Gov. Kathy Hochul 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-affiliate 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 (Concentration in Journalism) and Theatre Arts (Concentration in 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 her viewers! Reach out to her at Jordan.Norkus@wivb.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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