WCCO Radio host Jordana Green was back in the studio yesterday for the first time in over a year and a half – after working from her bedroom during the pandemic and taking time off to focus on her recovery from leukemia.
“It’s a victorious day, my friends,” Green told co-host Paul Douglas and producer David Josephson on the 3pm show. “I’m a little euphoric right now to be here with you.”
Green, Douglas and Josephson were all back in the station’s downtown Minneapolis studio together for the first time since the pandemic began, and she said they were planning to “chill out” for a comeback, by running the show from there often but not every day.
Green, who first announced her diagnosis last October, was on leave to focus on her recovery over the summer. She returned to the air on September 9 for a touching interview with Senator Amy Klobuchar about her own treatment for breast cancer.
Recently, Green shared good news with listeners from his doctors at the Mayo Clinic, who said his cancer – a form of leukemia called T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), has not returned.
Green, a New Jersey native and station personality since 2012, captured his studio comeback on Instagram Live. Wearing a bright blue scarf and a wide beaming smile, she greeted viewers with a whisper as Douglas gave a live weather update.
“Oh my God! We’re back in the studio!” said Vert. “It’s crazy to be back here. I haven’t been back to the studio since March 2020. Before the cancer! It’s a ghost town. But you know what, it’s pretty cool to be back, and I am delighted. “
Green, a mom of three, took off her scarf to show how her hair grows on camera.