Darren Jordon Biography
Darren Jordon is a British journalist who works for Al Jazeera English, which broadcasts 24-hour English-language news and current affairs. He is also a former Jamaica Defence Force officer.
How old is Darren Jordon? – Age
Jordon was born on 23 November 1960, in London, England. He is 41 years as of 2021.
Where did Darren Jordon go to school? – Education
Jordon attended Royal Military Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and became a professional army officer before graduating from a journalism course.
Darren Jordon – Family
Jordon was born in London to Jamaican parents and raised in the Caribbean.
Darren Jordon Wife
Jordon is married to Mandy. Holy-May and Benjamin are their children.
What is Jordon’s Salary?
His salary is under review.
Jordon Net Worth
Jordon’s net worth is under review.
Jordon was a professional army officer after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He served in the Jamaica Regiment for eight years and was a member of the American-led army that invaded Grenada in 1983. He was a Captain when he left the service. Jordon rose to prominence as a military and sports parachutist, breaking a new record for parachuting onto Jamaica’s highest peak in 1983. He briefly worked as a parachute stunt double after retiring from the army, appearing in the film Club Paradise. Jordon worked as a group sales manager for Yorkshire Television, London Weekend Television, Granada Television with soap specialist and TV reviewer Chris Stacey, and M-Net in South Africa after leaving the army.
Jordon began his media career in South Africa as a sports broadcaster. He began his career with the BBC in 1998 as a BBC Sport journalist on BBC News 24, where he eventually became the host of the Sportsday show. In 1999, he became a regular newsreader on the channel, and in 2000, he joined co-hosts Sophie Raworth, Jeremy Bowen, and Sarah Montague to broadcast the revamped breakfast news show Breakfast. Later, he became the deputy presenter of the BBC One O’Clock News and delivered a variety of BBC One bulletins. Jordon departed the BBC to join Al Jazeera at the end of October 2006, his resignation having been announced on October 5th. In Al Jazeera’s announcement of his hiring, he was quoted as saying “I believe the world would benefit from a news channel like Al Jazeera English, which will become a much-needed source of reference for Middle Eastern events due to its unique access to the area. Rather than following others’ agendas, we shall create our own.” He is now a frequent newsreader in Doha, Qatar.