PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — 6abc will host a week-long celebration of Jim Gardner’s remarkable career at Action News.

We will begin with a series of stories looking back on his 46 years with us.

These reports will begin on Sunday, December 18th.

Then you can catch Jim’s latest episode of Action News at 6pm on Wednesday 21st December.

Finally, please join us for a one-hour special on Jim’s career on Thursday, December 22 at 8 p.m.

We hope you’ll join us all week as we celebrate Jim Gardner!

Jim served as the long-time anchor of Action News at 6 PM and 11 PM beginning on May 11, 1977, after joining WPVI as a reporter and anchor during the Noon Newscast on June 1, 1976.

It will be Brian Tuff the new host of Action News at 6 after Jim’s retirement.

Jim stepped down as anchor of Action News at 11 in January. The new broadcast was directed by Rick Williams.

Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1970. After his graduation, Gardner worked briefly in radio news at WINS Radio in New York and later WFAS Radio in White Plains, New York.

He began his television career at WKBW-TV in Buffalo before joining WPVI, where he remained for more than four decades.

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