Andy Jordan is a San Francisco-based multimedia producer using the “one-man-band” reporting method of enterprising, producing, reporting, and editing his own video stories. While at the Journal, he has covered politics, the environment, and the economy on stories that have taken him to Beijing, Iceland, Davos, Taipei, Bangkok, and Singapore. He also drove cross-country in search of Obama-era “green jobs” driving from New York to Santa Barbara. Jordan has specialized in covering the democratization movement and the gift economy. He also reported from much of the 2008 U.S. campaign trail. His primary beat at The Journal is covering the culture of Technology, including his bi-weekly “Tech Diary” video column, where he looks at the intersection of technology and human behavior. He also writes for the Journal’s Technology blog, “Digits”.
Prior to joining the Journal in 2007, Andy Jordan reported for the PBS science and technology program “Springboard”, produced out of KQED in San Francisco, where, among other subjects, he reported on The Science of Love and the search for self in the Digital Age.
He was also on staff at CNN for eight years, working as Producer, Anchor and Reporter for the TV network, based in Atlanta and San Francisco. His primary work at CNN was reporting on science and technology stories, including an in-depth series on NASA’s Space Shuttle program.
Jordan was also a Producer and Reporter for the cable network, TechTV, based in San Francisco. While there, he reported on topics ranging from copyright and intellectual property to tongue splitting and innovations in urinals.
Jordan was also based in Seoul, Korea for a year as a Producer and Consultant for KBS, The Korean Broadcasting System, a job that included reporting from the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas.
Jordan also has a robust background in old media, including work as an Anchor at the CNN Radio Network. Most recently, he served as an Executive Producer and Talk Show Host at the Air America Radio talk affiliate KQKE-AM, in San Francisco. He’s also been News Director at WGMG-FM and reported news and announced at numerous radio stations, including WAEC-AM, WNIV-AM, WMSL-FM, WPUP-FM, WFOX-FM (Fox 97)WSTR-FM (Star 94) in Georgia and KZQZ-FM, and KNGY-FM (Energy 92.7) in California.
Andy Jordan attended Emerson College in Boston, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Georgia, with a degree in Comparative Literature and Ancient Greek. He has been a Science Journalism Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and an Asia Pacific Journalism Fellow at the East West Center, based in Honolulu, Hawaii (traveling through Asia). Andy Jordan was born in Tachikawa, Japan and grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Seoul, San Francisco, and currently lives in New York.
Jordan is currently at work on a book about secret societies and the role of mystery in society.
- Emerson College, University of Georgia
- SplunkDirector Of Multimedia, present
- Wall Street JournalReporter/Multimedia Journalist, 2007 - 2013
- CNN, TechTV, KQED, KBS, Wall Street Journal