Born and raised in Victoria, Jason earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria, and a Broadcast Journalism diploma from BCIT, before starting his broadcasting career in his hometown in 2000 as a news reporter for CHEK-TV.
In 2001, Jason helped launch a brand new television station in B.C.'s capital (now known as CTV Vancouver Island) and served as its original sports director/anchor/reporter. Under his leadership, the sports department established itself as a market leader for Vancouver Island sports coverage. After more than six years at /A\ Vancouver Island (now CTV Vancouver Island), Jason was ready for a new challenge – and with the lure of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he jumped at the chance to join the sports department at CTV British Columbia, the official Olympic network.
Without a doubt, Jason's career highlight so far was covering the Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver/Whistler. He knows that in terms of magnitude, it will be hard to top the 2010 Games. But another long Stanley Cup run by the Vancouver Canucks would come close as well as covering the inaugural MLS season of the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Another memorable moment was when he went down to Phoenix to cover Steve Nash's back-to-back NBA MVP awards. Jason received an Edward R. Murrow award for producing a special profile on Nash – who was Jason's childhood soccer and baseball teammate back in Victoria.
Along with a passion for sports journalism, Jason loves to travel. He has visited over 25 countries – most recently Brazil, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. Naturally, he would love to return there to cover those two major sporting events.
Jason also enjoys volunteering at various community events and fundraisers including the B.C. Cancer Foundation's Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Kids Help Phone Walk, the Children's Wish Foundation, the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, and a handful of charity golf tournaments.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys running the seawall, trying to improve his golf game and sampling the diverse selection of great restaurants Vancouver has to offer.