BOSTON (CBS) – Sometimes people will ask me: who are your heroes?
I think they expect me to name a politician, and while there are some I admire, they aren’t the first names that come to mind.
Once you get past the inner circle of heroic family and friends, my heroes tend to be ordinary people who do extraordinary things. People like Travis Roy, the BU hockey player paralyzed in an accident on the ice who has gone on to do tremendous work on behalf of others with similar issues.
Every time I read a story about a loving foster family that has successfully raised many kids with difficult backgrounds, my list of heroes grows.
And today I’d like to add one more – my co-worker at WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Jordan Rich, who will wrap up two decades of hosting the weekend overnight shift this weekend before hosting our coverage of the Boston Pops Esplanade Concert for the last time.
As role models go, Jordan is top shelf.
In a business full of hard-working people, his work ethic is unmatched, running his own audio production company by day, broadcasting and working other jobs at night and on the weekends.
He is a family man, father of two terrific kids and a loving husband of 31 years to his late wife Wendy.
Jordan’s listeners know all about his intelligence, humor, and genuine interest in others.
Everybody loves Jordan Rich, a heroic feat in this day and age.
So tune in this weekend to say goodbye and good luck to one of my personal heroes.
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