Darren Jordon

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For the rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and Doncaster RLFC, see Darren Jord'an
Darren Jordon' (born 23 November 1960 in London, England) is a British journalist working for the Al-Jazeera 24 hour English language news and current affairs channel, Al Jazeera English.

Born in London to Jamaican parents, Jordon was brought up in the West Indies. Educated at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he spent eight years in the Jamaica Regiment, and was part of the 1983 American led force in the invasion of Grenada. Jordon became an accomplished military and sports parachutist, setting a new record in 1983 for parachuting onto Jamaica's highest mountain. After he retired his army commission as a Captain in 1986, he appeared as a parachute stunt double in the film "Club Paradise."

Upon leaving the army, Jordon sold TV advertising, and was a group sales manager for Yorkshire Television, London Weekend Television, Granada Television where he worked with TV soap expert Chris Stacey, who at the time worked in the ratings prediction unit, and M-Net in South Africa. He then started his media career as a sports broadcaster in South Africa.

Jordon joined the BBC in 1998 as a BBC Sport correspondent on BBC News 24 where he later moved to present the Sportsday programme also on the channel. He became a regular newsreader on the channel in 1999 before moving to present the relaunched breakfast news programme Breakfast in 2000 alongside the likes of Sophie Raworth,......
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