Jason DeRusha filed his first report for WCCO-TV on April Fool’s Day in 2003. Since then, he’s earned five Emmy Awards, the Jaycees named him one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, and the city of Minneapolis proclaimed Sept. 21 “Jason DeRusha Day.” No fooling.
Today, Jason reports “Good Questions” Monday through Thursday on WCCO’s 10 p.m. news, and he anchors Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
While at WCCO, he was among the first television reporters on the scene and on-the-air at the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. He’s covered flash flooding, tornadoes and school shootings. He’s become a sought-after expert on the intersection of social media and journalism, with one blogger naming him one of the Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovators. City Pages named him Best Online Personality of 2008. Marquette University named him the Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012.
Before coming to WCCO-TV, Jason spent three years as a reporter at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he anchored the weekend news at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, reported for WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill. and interned at “ABC World News Tonight” in New York.
Jason’s been nominated for 15 Regional Emmy Awards, and he’s won Regional Emmys for Anchoring coverage of the 2010 blizzard, Online Personality (twice), Health Reporting, and On-Going Feature Series. In 2007, he won the National Outstanding Media Award from FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) for his work with that organization.
In the Twin Cities, Jason serves as President of the Board of Governors of the National Television Academy. He also spends time mentoring future broadcasters.
Jason’s a glass art collector, and he’s been a judge for the Uptown Art Fair. He’s also tried to blow a couple glass art pieces, with limited success. His love for food and wine has led to his role as contributing editor at Minnesota Monthly, where he writes about suburban restaurants. He also files his popular “DeRusha Eats” restaurant reviews on our Saturday morning newscast.
Jason graduated from the Honors program at Marquette University with political science and broadcast communication degrees, magna cum laude. Jason lives in Maple Grove with his wife Alyssa (a Wayzata High graduate), and their sons Seth and Sam.
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