Ben Jordan is an In-Depth reporter and fill-in anchor at TMJ4 News. Ben covers long-form stories that provide depth, context and different perspectives to the big story of the day.
He joined the station in August 2016. He comes to Milwaukee after reporting for KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas, and KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa.
Throughout his career, Ben has covered the Milwaukee Bucks World Championship, two World Series runs for the Kansas City Royals, investigations into school boards, fire departments and lawmakers, as well as historic wildfires in southern Kansas. His work has been honored with first place awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Milwaukee Press Club.
Ben’s favorite story thus far was covering the miraculous escape of Jayme Closs in 2019. He was blown away by seeing dozens of businesses and residents put up ‘Welcome home, Jayme’ across her hometown of Barron.
Ben graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Broadcast Journalism emphasis) with a minor in Business Management.
Ben was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and claims to be one of the biggest Iowa Hawkeyes fans in the Badger State. Although, viewers might be happy to hear he is a converted Green Bay Packers fan after just one trip to Lambeau Field.
In Ben’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young kids, golfing, and watching sports.
Ben has also volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters and The First Tee programs.
Ben says his favorite part of reporting is that he gets to meet new people and learn something new every day.
If you have a story you’d like to share, send him an email at Ben.Jordan@tmj4.com. You can also follow Ben on Twitter at @BenJordan3.