Jordan Elder is an investigative reporter with News 4 and Fox 29. She loves digging deeper and giving communities a voice.
Jordan found this passion after spending nearly two years reporting in Springfield, Ill., at our sister stations WICS/WRSP. She led the station's coverage on the Illinois child welfare system, exposing issues like children sleeping on the floors of offices, being held in hospitals after they were cleared to leave, and children dying despite state involvement with their families. Jordan's reporting also led to changes in how the city of Springfield tracks abandoned houses.
Before starting her career in Springfield, Jordan received her bachelors and masters degrees from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She specialized in long-form investigative reporting, covering natural disaster relief and recovery for Carnegie-Knight News21, youth suicide in Arizona, and health disparities in the Southwest.
When Jordan isn't reporting, she enjoys cheering (loudly) for her hometown team, the Kansas City Chiefs, exploring new coffee shops, reading, and learning to cook. Jordan married fellow journalist Matt Roy in 2022, and they have one adorable dog named Dexter.