JORDAN

SEGUNDO

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Jordan Segundo is a broadcast journalist, television host, as well as a professional singer, and actor.  In January 2019, he became a weather anchor for the CBS13 Morning News, and an anchor/reporter for "Good Day Sacramento," in California.

 

A household name in Hawaii, Jordan as made a name for himself through his various performances, television appearances, and community outreach; he now works towards reaching a new audience in Sacramento, California.

 

His passion for performing began at a very young age; competing in numerous talent competitions, participating in Musical Theater, and performing at various functions and events. It was in those early years of performing that Jordan realized his dreams of becoming a professional entertainer.

 

In 2003, as a senior in High School, Jordan achieved national recognition in the popular television show, “American Idol”.  Seventy-five thousand singers from across the nation auditioned in 2003 and Jordan was the first singer from Hawaii selected as a Top 32 semi-finalist in Season Two.

 

Jordan’s popularity skyrocketed since his appearance on "American Idol."  He has performed for President Bush at a prestigious banquet in Hawaii, with Kenny Loggins at his CD release party, for the L.A. Lakers’ games, with Jim Brickman in concerts in Hawaii, with The Honolulu Symphony, at The Pro Bowl Games at Aloha Stadium, as a featured performer in “Wowowee” (The Number One Television Show in the Philippines which filmed in Hawaii for thousands at Aloha Stadium), in Hawaii’s First Annual “Pacific Rim JazzFestival”, the Moscow International Circus and many more performances locally and nationally.  

 

In 2005, Jordan released his first full-length CD featuring ten songs in a variety of styles.  The CD entitled, “Jordan” was released under his own independent record label, JWS Records and is currently available online on iTunes.  His other musical recordings include two songs for a Christmas Compilation for a Children’s Orphanage in the Philippines and Tom Moffatt's Legacy 2 Compilation CD in 2012.

 

In 2006, Jordan was invited to play the leading role of, “Lun Tha”, in The Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of “The King and I”, with Richard Chamberlain in the role of The King.

 

This multi-talented performer has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines and publications. He has been interviewed on international television shows like, “Balitang America” and “Probe Team”, and national shows like “Stir T.V.”.  Local shows include “Emme’s Island Moments”, “American Idol” specials, “Dining Out with Chai”, “Living Local with the Baraquios” and more.

In 2012, Jordan had the wonderful opportunity to perform with Philippine Superstar, Lani Misalucha as her Special Guest performer in the “Lani Misalucha Show” at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom in Waikiki.  Jordan was also one of four performers to headline, “Return to Paradise”, a nightly show at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom in Waikiki.  In 2013, Jordan was the only featured singer in, "Aloha Live", a nightly cirque-type show in Waikiki.

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In addition to singing, Jordan has branched out into on-camera hosting and acting. He has had principal roles in commercials for 'Subway', 'Hawaiian Telcom', 'Panasonic', and in 2016 appeared as a principal role in the CBS series 'Hawaii Five-O'.  Jordan was also selected as the Spokesperson for the “Storm Water Management Program” sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, which featured Jordan in television and radio PSA’s. 

 

In 2007, he co-hosted a televised dance competition called, “Destination: Groove Dance Hawaii”, on KHNL-8 (NBC) with Yasmin Dar (Professional Actress/Model) for twelve episodes.  In 2011, he co-hosted six episodes of, “Ohana Road”, a televised automotive show. 

That same year, Jordan was selected to be the KHON2 FOX VIP and presented a weekly entertainment segment on the KHON2 Morning News Show.  As the KHON2 FOX VIP, Jordan conducted interviews on the red carpet of the American Country Awards in Las Vegas, Glee 3D Concert Premiere in Las Vegas and has interviewed Kelly Ripa while she filmed her show, “LIVE! With Kelly” in Hawaii.

 

Jordan's on-camera experience also include, hosting three episodes of, 'Cool Corona Concert Series', a televised music concert and hosting 'Cook Like A Masterchef Competition', a televised cooking competition.  For twelve years, Jordan presented "Idol Chatter"; a live weekly commentary and review segment about "American Idol "on the KHON2 Morning News Show, "Wake Up 2day".

 

In 2015, Jordan joined Hawaii's only-then lifestyle show, 'Living808', and presented a weekly live-on-air segment called, "808 Update, highlighting upcoming events and happenings around Hawaii.

Jordan's talents also include voice-over work.  In 2010, Jordan did the lead voice-over for a puppet character in a short film (musical production) called “The Green Tie Affair”, which premiered at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival.  Most recently, Jordan provided his voice talent for a children’s audio book called, “Penelope & Patches, Adventures on the High Sea”, which is available for download on Amazon and iTunes.

 

With an Associate Degree from Honolulu Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaii Manoa, Jordan continues to expand his knowledge.  In January 2016, Jordan became a weather anchor and reporter for KITV4 Island News in Honolulu.  Jordan's passion for the outdoors and his commitment to the community inspired him to pursue a career in broadcast television.  

After working in the News Industry for only two years, Jordan was promoted to Weekend Morning Anchor, anchoring Hawaii’s only two-hour weekend morning newscast. Through his warm delivery and confident approach, he has earned the trust and viewership of his audience and has proven himself as a credible news anchor.

 

When Jordan is not busy performing or in front of the camera, he enjoys staying physically active, often hiking and running outdoors.  His other interests include health and fitness, cooking, and spirituality.

 

Jordan is also very passionate about giving back and continuously volunteers his time and talent to worthy causes and non-profit organizations. He has been the Spokesperson for “Adult Friends for Youth”, a non-profit organization that assists students throughout the State of Hawaii and helps at-risk youth. In addition, Jordan participates in the D.A.R.E. Tour for Hawaii students encouraging them to be drug-free. Jordan does motivational speaking for both programs and shares his message to thousands of students to stay in school, remain drug-free and to never give-up in striving to reach their goals.

 

Jordan also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and lends his support for the Fur-Angel Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter.  In recognition for his years of community service, Jordan received the prestigious “Ola Pono Award” in 2007 and the “Outstanding Young Persons Award” from the Hawaii Jaycees in 2010.

 

Jordan Segundo is a role model for the youth of today and an inspiration to many. His genuine warm personality and caring attitude has created a huge fan base for him in Hawaii and beyond. His passion for singing, acting and performing is evident and with his positive attitude and determination, he is committed to reaching his goals and living his dreams.

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