Jason DeRusha WCCO Radio Bio, Age, Wife, Height, Net Worth

Jason DeRusha
Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha Biography

Jason DeRusha is a journalist based in the United States. He once held the position of anchor for WCCO News in Minnesota, which is located in the state of Minnesota. After graduating from the Honors program at Marquette University with degrees in political theory and broadcast correspondence, Jason was able to move on to the next phase of his academic career. Seth and Sam, Jason and Alyssa’s children, live in Maple Grove with their father Jason, and their stepmother Alyssa, who graduated from Wayzata High School.

Jason DeRusha Age

He was born on 24 January 1975, in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States. He is 48 years old.

Jason DeRusha Height

DeRusha stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Jason DeRusha Wife

The marriage between Jason and his wife Alyssa Bannochie, who works in finance, is a happy one. The pair got married in a wedding on September 19, 1998, in the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis.

What Is Jason DeRusha Doing Now?

DeRusha has revealed that, in addition to leaving WCCO-TV, he intends to relocate his broadcasting to the WCCO News Talk 830 radio station. This decision was made public after DeRusha made public his desire to depart WCCO-TV.

Jason DeRusha Leaving WCCO News

On April 1st, 2003, DeRusha made his debut as a reporter for WCCO-TV by recording his very first story. Since that time, he has been honored with nine Emmy Awards, his food segment was a finalist for Outstanding TV Segment in the highly regarded and public James Beard Awards, the Jaycees of Minnesota named him one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, and the city of Minneapolis proclaimed September 21 to be “Jason DeRusha Day.”

No deception allowed. Today, Jason serves as a co-anchor for WCCO This Morning on weekdays between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00 a.m., and for WCCO Mid-Morning between 9 and 10 a.m. In addition, he is the food columnist for the station, and his column is called “DeRusha Eats.” During his time with WCCO, he was one of the first TV journalists to arrive on the scene and go live on the air during the collapse of the Interstate 35W extension. For five and a half years, he just responded, “Great Question.”

In 2013, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal included him on their list of rising young leaders in the local area and awarded him one of the “40 under 40” titles. He was included on the “Force 75” list by Minnesota Monthly, which said of him, “On the off chance that anybody comprehends where broad communications are heading… it’s DeRusha.”

In 2012, he was honored by Marquette University as the Young Alumnus of the Year for his achievements. Before starting work at WCCO-TV, Jason worked for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a period of three years as a correspondent. Prior to that, he worked as a news anchor for KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, as a detailer for WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and as an intern for “ABC World News Tonight” in New York City.

More than 20 Regional Emmy Award nominations have been bestowed upon Jason, and he has already been awarded Regional Emmys for his work as an Anchor for WCCO. This Morning, for breaking news inclusion, announcing his DeRusha Eats section and the Good Question piece. Jason is a former President of the Board of Governors for the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which is located in the Twin Cities.

He is a host and a regular speaker for a pledge drive for a charitable organization. Since 2009, he has been contributing his writing to many regional periodicals in Minnesota, where he is a regular fill-in host at WCCO Radio. Presently, he contributes his expertise as a food pundit to Minnesota Monthly. In addition to being an expert in glass workmanship, Jason has served as an adjudicator for the Uptown Art Fair. In addition to that, he has experimented with blowing a couple of glass artworks, although with limited success.

Jason DeRusha Net Worth

His estimated net worth ranges between $500k – $1 million.

Jason DeRusha WCCO News Colleagues

  1. Patrick Kessler
  2. Frank Vascellaro
  3. Amelia Santaniello
  4. Jeff Wagner
  5. Esme Murphy