Jason spent most of his 20′s with a complete unappreciation for money (he didn’t have much at the time, and spent what he didn’t have) before having an epiphany at the age of 30, and figured life was better lived by saving more than spending. At that time…he also took a keen interest in all things business and finance-related, and started focusing on those kinds of stories as a reporter, before he was turned into the Money Editor at KIRO radio in Seattle, where he spent seven years, and won Murrow awards for Documentary (Green River Killer, nothing to do with money) and breaking news (Washington Mutual Collapse, all the money was gone).
Before working at KIRO, Jason also spent several years in Spokane with KXLY TV and Radio, working in both mediums…and began his career in earnest at KLKI Radio in Anacortes, Washington, where he was the News Director (he never tells anyone that he was the only person in the department.)
Jason’s a proud Duck having attended the University of Oregon, and grew up in Connecticut, but considers himself a West Coaster having spent more than half of his life along the Pacific (he asks that you don’t do the math.) He’s the proud father of a beautiful and smart boy, has the coolest dog in the world, and when he’s not tracking down tech stories and the stock ticker, he can be found playing some rudimentary blues guitar, reading about military history, hiking a nearby trail, or trying to find really good pizza. He asks that you email him suggestions on that last one.
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