Jordana Green

WCCO-AM afternoon drive host Jordana Green is taking some time off as she recovers from leukemia. 

Green, who has been with WCCO Radio since 2012, shared on Twitter Wednesday that she'll be taking a "short leave of absence" to focus on her recovery.

In October 2020, Green shared she'd been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, noting she'd been receiving chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

On Wednesday, she tweeted: "I will be back soon but self-care has to be my priority now. ... Pray for platelets."

According to her CaringBridge page on Aug. 23, she has had blood transfusions four times in as many days due to low platelets. 

"I can't seem to get my platelet or red blood cell count up (no there's nothing I can do for this). Transfusions are my only option. I'm also neutropenic. Which means my white blood cells have been wiped out and I'm at risk for infections," the page says. 

She has a hacking cough, noting "I sound like s--- and feel like s---" and her "blood doesn't clot."

'I have bruises and blood bursts all over my body. Marley says I look like an apple, but I know I look much worse. That's why I'm hiding in a cabin," Green says, noting her cabin is on Pelican Lake. 

Green is currently on a "med-vacation" due to chemo-toxicity, noting her Mayo doctor says what's happening to her isn't normal but is a reaction to the chemo she takes daily, weekly and monthly. 

Green says it's nice to not take meds, but she was hoping to recover quicker, noting she's scheduled to start her second round of "maintenance" on Sept. 1, "So fingers crossed that will happen."

"I'm ready to be done being sick but it looks like I have two more years of treatment. I hope future posts will be more uplifting," Green wrote, adding she's thankful for her family and friends who continue to support her through her illness and sadness. 

Those who know Green are sharing their support for her on social media:

Next Up


Highly contagious rabbit disease detected for first time in MN

Two indoor rabbits "died suddenly and inexplicably" from the disease earlier this month.

Salted Nut Roll

New seasonal varieties of the Salted Nut Roll have arrived

There will never be enough pumpkin spice to satisfy the world.

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 28

The newest information provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.

police lights

Minnesota man charged after 3-hour standoff with police on I-94 in Wisconsin

Law enforcement used tear gas on him in an effort to get him out of the vehicle.

Pamela Espeland (1)

Beloved MinnPost writer who amplified MN arts scene dies suddenly

The arts community is remembering her impact and mourning her death.

Abbey Piner

Missing Aitkin County woman may be in St. Paul area

Law enforcement are asking for the public's help in finding her.

box elder bugs

The boxelder bug invasion has commenced in Minnesota

They love to cluster in sunny and warm locations.

chaska school fight

Fight breaks out over mask policy at Eastern Carver County School Board meeting

The district on Monday updated its mask policy to require them for all students.

Bemidji City Hall

Public's help sought after shooting kills father of five girls

The father of five girls was fatally shot in early September.

Screen Shot 2021-09-28 at 7.21.37 AM

Driver killed in Fridley crash that cut his car in half

The victim is a 29-year-old man from Wisconsin.

Kirk Cousins

There's something different about Kirk Cousins, but what is it?

Cousins's "swag" has fueled a hot start to the season.


Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

dave lee wcco radio

Dave Lee to retire from WCCO Radio after 32 years

The longtime morning show host got emotional as he announced his upcoming retirement.


Roshini Rajkumar announces she is leaving WCCO Radio

The longtime TV and radio reporter/host is focusing on her business.

Mike Lynch, WCCO Radio

WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch announces retirement

After 40 years at the "Good Neighbor," Lynch is riding the jet stream into retirement.

radio station, microphone

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

dave lee wcco radio

Here's how Dave Lee ended his historic career at WCCO Radio

Lee's 32-year career at "The Good Neighbor" ended Friday, April 30.

dave lee wcco radio

It's Dave Lee's final week as morning show host at WCCO Radio

Lee is being celebrated all week as he wraps up a three-decade career at 'CCO.