NBC News Exec and AU Dean Passes Away

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Frank J. Jordan, who as an NBC News executive helped shape coverage of national events – including President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation–and who later helped modernize American University‘s journalism curriculum, died Sept. 20 at his home in New York after a heart attack. He was 83.

The son of a radio announcer, Mr. Jordan was a newspaper and wire service correspondent before joining NBC in the mid-1950s. He was based in Chicago and New York before serving as Washington bureau chief from 1968 to 1976. More…