WGN’s Robert Jordan announces his retirement

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

CHICAGO -- After 43 years in television news, Chicago television legend Robert Jordan has announced his retirement.

On Sunday night, Jordan sent a note to all his colleagues here at WGN that he's planning on stepping down from the anchor desk.

He says he plans to spend more time with his wife and work on his expanding video production company, the Alzheimer’s Memory Preservation Project.

Jordan's last day of anchoring the WGN Weekend News will be Sunday, Sept. 25, but says he'll fill in from time to time.

Our best wishes to Bob!

Below is the full letter he sent to the WGN newsroom:

Dear WGN Television Friends,

It is with deep and ambiguous feelings that I alert you to my preparations to retire from WGN Television. On one hand I will miss the many wonderful friends whom I have had the pleasure to know and work with since I came here in 1973. Yet, on the other, I will now have the opportunity to go with my wife of 46 years to the countless weekend fun events that we have not been able to enjoy for these many decades.

My last official day anchoring the weekend news will be Sunday, September 25. For the next year I will continue to transition into civilian life and will fill holes in the schedule when Jennifer and Sandy need me.

As many of you know, I have a video production company that produces legacy videos for families across the country, helping them protect and preserve their family histories. Recently, my business has grown at an exciting rate, prompting me to spend more time traveling and producing the videos for my client families. Additionally my company is continuing to expand into other areas requiring all of my attention and energy. This and many other activities will keep me extremely busy for years to come.

There are not sufficient words to express my profound gratitude for your wonderful friendships to those of you whom I have known for so long. It has indeed been my pleasure to have known you and to have been able to call you a colleague and friend.

I hope we will be able to remain in touch. I wish you all the very best that life can offer . . .

Best wishes to you all,
Bob Jordan