WPVI’s Jim Gardner to Take Leave of Absence

By Kevin Eck 

WPVI anchor Jim Gardner told viewers last night he’s taking time off for a medical procedure.

Gardner told meteorologist Cecily Tynan his bicep tendon is “hanging by a thread” so he’s getting it fixed.


Gardner, who celebrated his 40th anniversary at WPVI last month, expects to be back at the Philadelphia ABC-owned station after Labor Day.