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Jason DeRusha Biography
Jason DeRusha is an American award-winning food critic and journalist currently working as the co-anchor of “This Morning Weekdays” and Mid-Morning at WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He is a producer and reporter for “DeRusha Eats” at WCCO. He is also a food critic, digital Innovator and Strategic Communicator.
Jason DeRusha Education
Jason attended Maine West High School, Des Plaines and graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Broadcast Communication.
Jason DeRusha Age
How old is Jason? DeRusha is 47 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 24, 1975, in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on 24th January of every year. READ: Amy Andrews
Jason DeRusha Nationality and Ethnicity
Jason holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States. He belongs to the White-America ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Jason DeRusha Height
How tall is Jason? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m).
Jason DeRusha Weight Loss
In Janaury 2012, Jason while on his “DeRushaEats” segment, he stated that he lost 175 pounds from 230 pounds which took him about six months to loose that much weight. He describes himself as the first television reporter in history to lose that much weight.
Jason DeRusha Family
DeRusha was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois by his parents. He is the son of (father) Gary and (mother) Maggie DeRusha.
Jason DeRusha Wife | Wedding
Is Jason married? Jason is happily married to his wife Alyssa Bannochie, a financial analyst. The couple got married through a wedding on September 19, 1998, in the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis. The couple met while studying at the Marquette University. Alyssa is a graduate of Wayzata, Minn., High School and Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Jason DeRusha Sons
DeRusha and his wife Alyssa are proud parents of two sons, Seth and Sam. The family currently resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota. RELATED: Olivia DiVenti
Jason DeRusha Salary
Jason working as a News Anchor, Reporter, Digital Innovator, Strategic Communicator, Curious Leader and Food Critic in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul earns an estimated annual salary of $130,245.
Jason DeRusha Net Worth
Jason as an accomplished American award-winning Journalist, Digital Innovator, Strategic Communicator, Curious Leader and Food Critic has an estimated net worth of 3$ million
Jason DeRusha WCCO | Wikipedia
Jason is an Emmy award-winning journalist who joined WCCO-TV in April 2003 as a reporter. He currently serves as the co-anchor of This Morning weekdays from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., and WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 a.m. He also serves as a food reporter and producer of “DeRusha Eats” at WCCO. During the Collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, DeRusha was one of the first reporters at the scene and to cover the story on the air.RELATED: Jazz Charton
Prior to joining WCCO-TV, he served as a reporter for three years at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Before joining WISN-TV, he worked as a weekend news anchor at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa. He also worked as a reporter at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. and interned at “ABC World News Tonight” in New York.
DeRusha is a frequent fill-in host at WCCO Radio and has been writing for Minnesota local magazines since 2009. He’s at present the food critic for Minnesota Monthly. Jason’s a glass craftsmanship collector, and he’s been an appointed authority for the Uptown Art Fair. He’s likewise attempted to blow a couple of glass workmanship pieces, with restricted achievement.
Jason’s acquired nine Emmy Awards, his food coverage was a finalist for Outstanding TV Segment in the renowned public James Beard Awards, the Jaycees named him one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, and the city of Minneapolis announced Sept. 21 “Jason DeRusha Day.”
Jason’s been nominated for in excess of 20 Regional Emmy Awards, and he’s won Regional Emmys for Anchoring WCCO This Morning, for breaking news coverage, reporting his DeRusha Eats fragment and the Good Question portion. In the Twin Cities, Jason is a past president of the Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s an incessant speaker and host for a noble cause pledge drive.