Jordan has never let his disability get in the way of leading a fulfilled, successful life. He was born without the fibula bone in his right leg and with a deformed right foot. After his leg was amputated he was fitted with a prosthetic. As a youngster, having a plastic leg was an extremely difficult yet defining experience. But that provided Jordan with a mental focus and confidence; qualities which which would prove to be invaluable for a career in front of the camera. He didn’t allow his disability to become a barrier in achieving his goals – in fact he embraces it and even acknowledges that his disability has been a vital part of his success.
Jordan is a multi-talented journalist and former sportsman. He played Wheelchair Basketball for 15 years, captaining the GB Junior side during 2 European Championships and World Championships in 2006. He played professionally for 2 years in the Italian league, winning a championship in the process.
But it’s his work as a reporter and editor that he’s best known for. After a successful period as editor of Live Magazine, ATM magazine and a stint as a radio DJ with the BBC, Jordan got the chance to fulfill his ambition of becoming a sports reporter when he was recruited to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s 2012 Paralympic Games. This led to Jordan becoming a sports reporter for Channel 4 News and he can be seen or heard every weekend on the programme.
Jordan can speak eloquently about a variety of sports and topics. Youth culture is something he is very passionate about especially issues around the young, employment and education. He also speaks out about the empowerment and rising of disabled and black people on TV, in the media and in employment. Jordan is proud to be an ambassador for the charity Whizz Kidz, where he works with disabled children, offering advice and guidance to help them reach their potential.
Jordan is a motivational speaker, after dinner speaker and event host.