About Us

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about us

Our creative team

Jordan & Jordan has produced television programs for Tribune Broadcasting, National Geographic Television and The Hallmark Channel.  A full service television production company, J & J has consistently sought to produce quality television programming that is socially significant in nature.

In 2003, Jordan & Jordan began devoting its production expertise, full-time, to the creation of biographies for special families — those with the desire and ability to commission a detailed chronicle of their lives.

Jordan & Jordan works within a tiny niche of affluent families across the country.  The success of our company has been built, largely, on our strict policy of absolute confidentiality.  We do not advertise and rely entirely on the high regard our patrons have for the life stories we produce. Appreciative clients have been eager to recommend our services to their friends and associates.

 

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ROBERT H. JORDAN JR. Ph.D.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Robert H. Jordan, Jr Ph.D., is a retired, weekend anchor for WGN-TV’s News at Nine and an Emmy Award winner. Jordan’s journalism career has spanned over 48 years and has showcased his exceptional writing and verbal communication skills. Twenty-five years ago, Jordan opened his own video production company -Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc.- producing many independent projects, including biographies for affluent families across the country.

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Karen Jordan Farr

Vice President/ Executive Producer

Karen Jordan Farr — co-anchors the No. 1 rated weekend newscast in Chicago, the ABC 7 Weekend News. Jordan, joined ABC 7 Chicago in July 2003. She has won Emmys as part of team coverage on breaking news stories and public affairs programming at ABC7, and has been recognized for excellence throughout her career by community organizations throughout Chicago. Jordan graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, with a B.A. degree in English, and earned a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Jordan is an Executive Producer at Video Family Biographies and brings years of strong production experience to the family biographies.

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Christian Farr

Vice President/ Executive Producer

Christian Farr – Christian Farr joined NBC5 News as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor in August of 2009. Christian joined Ch-5 from WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” program, where he had been a correspondent for three years. His wife, Karen Jordan, anchors weekends at WLS and his father-in-law, Robert Jordan, is a retired anchor at WGN Television, Chicago. Said Jordan, “Christian is very strong in technical matters and also brings wonderful journalistic credentials to our family business. Christian and Karen will one day operate this family enterprise, so I am thrilled they are learning how we operate and why we are rated as the best.”

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FRED B. MITCHELL

Executive Producer

Fred is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist who spent over 41 years with the Chicago Tribune. Our families often request a written biography to accompany the video version of the generational legacy. Fred’s remarkable writing skills and his experience authoring many books help us to produce anamazing package of historical instruments. Mitchell has written 12 books, including biographies with Chicago Bears Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Richard Dent, and Cubs Hall of Famers Billy Williams and Ryne Sandberg. He also wrote “Playing Through” with Earl Woods, the late father of PGA champion Tiger Woods.

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Jessica M. Taylor

President of Legacy Tree Genealogists, Inc.

Legacy Tree Genealogists is our trusted partner in preparing ancestral histories and documents. Legacy Tree has been discovering family stories all over the world since 2004 and is the world’s highest rated genealogical research firm. From tracking down rare international records to analyzing DNA test results, Legacy Tree proudly helps clients discover and preserve their family legacies for generations to come.

VISIT LegacyTree

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Rogelio Gazga

videographer/ video editor

Rogelio is a 20 plus year veteran in news coverage in Chicago, having worked as a field photographer for NBC/Telemundo since the early 90s, shooting, editing and running microwave and satellite trucks throughout the years. Ro (as his good friends call him) also started a production company called SPI tv Media in 1994 with long time friend James Demas. Together Jim and Ro have built the business up from event videography to its current offerings of broadcast and professional video production services for a variety of applications. (www.spi-tv.com)

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James H. Demas II

Videographer/ video editor

James H. Demas II has been in the video communications field for over 30 years. James was born and raised in Chicago. He has a BA degree in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College and graduated in 1987. James is a Director/Producer and Editor amongst many other duties. James started a production company, SPI-tv Media Group in 1994 (along with his business partner, Ro, listed here as well. I can call him Ro because he is a friend of mine). The business has been running strong for over 25 years. The work has spanned from local tv commercials to industrial and corporate videos to documentaries. www.spi-tv.com
 
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