Jordan Whitley

Jordan Whitley

Bio

Jordan WhitleyWith a quick wit, an eye for colorful story-telling and an endearing personality, Jordan brings an infectious sense of adventure to all her work.

After graduating from the University of Alabama’s School of Journalism, she took her first job as an E! News assistant, proudly serving as Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet water girl.

But her heart was in sports, so she took her first reporting job at a ski network in Lake Tahoe and never looked back.

Jordan went on to serve as a sideline reporter and producer for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Atlanta Braves on Fox Sports South, SEC athletics for CSN South, Speed TV, and most recently as member of the broadcast team for ESPN’s 2013 Global X Games.

In 2012, Jordan joined Comcast Sports Northwest as the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers Insider, as well as co-anchor of the network’s Monday night college football program.

When not on the sidelines, Jordan crossed the globe as a travel correspondent and radio producer for CBS News’ Peter Greenberg WorldWide, 24 Countries and counting!

Now, she’s officially put away her passport and dropped anchor in San Diego, spending her free time playing tennis, reading The Economist (a bizarrely guilty pleasure), and rambling on about one day taking a surf lesson.

If you weren’t a sports reporter, what would you be?

I’d be a chef on a boat in the South Pacific sailing the high seas in search of adventure and buried treasure. (Blame it on a youth spent wanting to be Pippi Longstocking)

Which pro sport would you play?

Boxing! I might not be the KO queen, but I’d have a mean bob-n-weave.

What’s on my iPod?

Dr. Dre, David Bowie, Gustavo Santaolala, Jason Isbell (he sings like Alabama feels) and thanks to our news director, I’m now a card carrying member of the Robin Thicke fan club

One thing no one knows?

Bats right, throws left. And my first name is actually Jessica, but I guess that’s a not so well kept secret.

Dinner for 5, who would you invite? (Dead or alive)

Thinker: Professor Joseph Campbell, Leader: Coach Jimmy V, Master Storyteller: My Dad, Total Character: Charles Barkley, I suppose someone would have to cook – my TV Hero: Anthony Bourdain

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