ABOUT JORDAN SEGUNDO
A positive light in the darkest of times
FROM THE BEGINNING
Jordan's 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, and learned the value of hard-work and dedication..
In 2003, as a High School senior, Jordan achieved national recognition in the popular television show, “American Idol”. Seventy-five thousand singers from across the nation auditioned, and Jordan was selected as a Top 32 semi-finalist in Season Two. Earning him the recognition as the first singer from Hawaii and first Asian-American to be featured on the show.
Jordan’s popularity skyrocketed since his appearance on, "American Idol." He has performed in various events and concerts in Hawaii and around the nation. In 2005, Jordan released his first full-length CD featuring ten songs in a variety of styles. His other musical recordings include two songs for a Christmas Compilation for a Philippines' Children’s Orphanage, and on legendary producer, Tom Moffatt's "Legacy 2 Compilation CD".
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.
Jordan's talents also include voice-over work. In 2010, he provided the lead voice-over for a puppet character in the musical short film, “The Green Tie Affair”. The film premiered at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. Jordan also narrated the children’s audio book, “Penelope & Patches, Adventures on the High Sea”, which is available for download on Amazon and iTunes..
In 2012, Jordan was invited to perform nightly 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 variety show in Waikiki. The following year, Jordan was the only featured singer in, "Aloha Live", a nightly cirque-type dinner show in Waikiki.
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 segment called, "808 Update", highlighting upcoming events and happenings around Hawaii.
Jordan Segundo is an experienced television host and broadcast journalist, as well as a professional singer and actor. A mix of Hawaiian, Japanese, German, and Filipino, Jordan's mixed ethnicity gives him a universal and inclusive perspective that allows him to engage, inform, and entertain diverse communities.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jordan has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently an anchor/reporter and weather anchor at CBS13 Sacramento & Good Day Sacramento in Northern California.
Prior to joining CBS13/Good Day, Jordan was a weekend morning anchor, reporter, and weather anchor at KITV4 Island News in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jordan also gained considerable on-camera experience at KHON2 News in Honolulu, taking on different roles including, "American Idol" commentator, FOX VIP Correspondent, and as a weekly contributor for the daily lifestyle show, "Living808". He has reported from the red carpet at the American Country Awards, the Glee Live Tour in Las Vegas and on the set of " LIVE! with Kelly Ripa".
Jordan is also recognized as the first singer from Hawaii to be a top 32 semi-finalist on the nationally acclaimed singing competition, "American Idol", in 2003. Along with music, Jordan is also involved with acting, appearing on Season 6 of, "Hawaii Five-0".
When not in front of the camera or on stage performing, Jordan enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking. A health and fitness enthusiast, Jordan loves the outdoors and has a passion for traveling.
Community Service is also very important to Jordan. He frequently volunteers his time and talents to worthy causes and non-profit organizations. 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.
With outstanding charisma and approachable personality, Jordan Segundo captivates people and audiences with his friendly delivery, his positive outlook, and his genuine connection to others.