PHILADELPHIA - Jim Gardner is preparing to retire from the anchor desk at channel six's 11 p.m. newscast and will be replaced by Rick Williams. He joined the network in 1988 and has earned a reputation for integrity and professionalism. Currently, Rick co-anchors Action News at 5 p.m. on PHL 17 and co-anchors at the 10 p.m. show on PHL-17.
NBC Philadelphia Announces Rick Williams As 11 pm News Anchor
After three decades, legendary Philadelphia television anchor Jim Gardner is retiring from the Action News. While the newscasts have shifted to a more news-oriented format, Gardner will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. edition of Action News until the end of 2022.
The show was created by Jim Gardner, and he has been anchoring it for over 25 years. He currently co-anchors Action News at 5 p.m. on PHL 17 and hosts the popular Action News Mornings program at 6 p.m. He has also worked at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and at WNET in Washington, D.C., where he earned his degree in broadcasting.
As the 11 pm anchor at WPVI (6ABC), Rick has been the voice of the station's evening newscasts since 2001. The station's steady staff of talented journalists is a testament to the strength of its editorial team. As a result, the show's viewers have come to expect a high-quality show from the network.