Jason rejoined the WTVM staff in August 2007 and now anchors News Leader 9 at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. He has 15 years of experience in the TV news business, most of that time in Columbus and East Alabama. Jason graduated from Elon College in N.C. in 1998 and immediately started his first job as reporter and anchor at WDTV in Bridgeport, W.V. Jason became WTVM's East Alabama Bureau Chief in 1999, working out of our Opelika newsroom. He then moved to Columbus, working with the station as the senior police, courts & military reporter until 2004. From there, Jason moved to Birmingham, AL and worked for 3 years as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WBRC Fox 6, which is now part of our Raycom team. Married since 2000, Jason's wife Shana is a home health physical therapist in Columbus. They now live in Midland with their two wonderful children - Olivia and Zachary. Jason's interests include going to church, running, playing sports like tennis, golf and basketball, along with traveling and watching movies. The most important thing in Jason's life is his faith in God. Jason was born in Galveston, Texas in 1976 and grew up mainly in the mountains of western North Carolina, near Asheville, where Jason's parents and sister still live.
Next week, a potentially large group will gather at Fort Benning to protest the former School of the Americas, on the 30th anniversary of an event that prompted the annual rallies: the Central American University massacre.
Soldiers with the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade on Fort Benning is preparing for intense combat situations that could arise as they advise our foreign partners. We had the chance recently to go behind the scenes during their training.
In the past two decades, the local House of Heroes has had more than 17,000 volunteers, honoring more than 900 military veterans and/or their spouses with home repairs and improvements, but for the first time ever, a team of Fort Benning drill sergeants are working with the non-profit, showing a sof
As the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley will soon announce their Youth of the Year, we’re getting to know the 8 finalists, including Lovely Foster - who cheers and counsels others, and hopes to win the high honor.
A Columbus couple, who owns a large railroad car, say they're being driven out of business or derailed by Amtrak, which they describe as a "taxpayer-funded monopoly," and they're worried about the future of trains in America. Now, the railroad corporation is answering back.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Opioid addictions or overdoses led to 64-thousand deaths last year alone. A local faith-based organization has solutions, including a new one they're exclusively telling us about. We also talked to a pair of former drug addicts.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - his week, we've been featuring the four finalists for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley's Youth of the Year award, including a Carver High School standout who is focused on helping others.