Jason DeRusha Bio, Wiki
Jason DeRusha is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Anchor/Reporter working with WCCO-TV in Minnesota serving the station as a Morning Weekday Anchor. He has been working with this station since April 2003.
Jason DeRusha Dates of Birth
DeRusha was born on the 24th of January 1975 in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States. He is 47 years old as of 2022.
Jason DeRusha Measurements
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Jason DeRusha Education
DeRusha attended Maine West High School where he finished his high school education. Later on, he went on to join Marquette University where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Broadcast and Electronic Communication. He graduated magma cum laude in the year 1997 after studying in the University since 1993.
Jason DeRusha WCCCO-TV
DeRusha is an American Anchor working with WCCO-TV where he serves the statin as a Weekday Morning Anchor. He filed his first report at the station on April Fool’s Day in the year 2003. Since then, he has been able to earn nine Emmy Awards.
He now co-anchors WCCO This Morning weekdays from 4:30 AM to 7 AM. Additionally, he also co-anchors WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 AM. He is also the WCCO food Reporter where he produces DeRusha Eats. Additionally, he is also a frequent fill-in host at WCCO Radio and has also been writing for Minnesota regional magazines since the year 2009.
His food coverage was a finalist in Outstanding TV Segment in the prestigious national James Beard Awards, and the city of Minneapolis proclaimed September 21st a Jason DeRusha Day. He was also named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by the Jaycees.
At WCCO, he was among the first television reporters on the scene and on-air at the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. He also answered, “Good Question” for about 5 and a half years. The year 2013 saw him being named one of the “40 under 40”, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s list of young community leaders.
He was named to the “Power 75” list by the Minnesota Monthly, writing that if anyone understood where mass media was going it is DeRusha. DeRusha was also named the Young Alumnus of the Year in the year 2012 by Marquette University.
Jason has been nominated for more than 20 Regional Emmy Awards and has won Regional Emmys for Anchoring WCCO This Morning. He has also won Regional Emmys for the Good Question segment, reporting his DeRusha Eats segment and breaking news coverage.
Jason DeRusha Work Experience
Prior to joining WCCCO-TV, he had spent about three years reporting at WISN-TV located in Milwaukee. Previously, he was also working with KWQC-TV located in Davenport, Iowa where he was serving as a weekend news anchor. He has also previously reported for WREX-TV located in Rockford, III. He interned with ABC World News Tonight in New York.
While in the Twin Cities, he is a past-President of the Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he is also a frequent speaker and host of charity fundraisers. He is the current food critic for Minnesota Monthly. He is a glass art collector and has been a judge for the Uptown Art Fair. Additionally, he has also tried blowing a couple of glass art pieces with limited success.
Jason DeRusha Net Worth
In DeRusha’s career as an Anchor/Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Jason DeRusha Earnings/Income
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Jason DeRusha Parents and Siblings
DeRusha was born and raised in Des Plain, Illinois, United States. He is a proud son to Gary, his father, and Magie De Rusha, his mother. He manages to keep information regarding whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight.
Jason DeRusha Spouse
He is married to his wife, Alyssa Bannochie. Alyssa happens to be a financial analyst and a Wayzata High graduate. The duo met in Milwaukee where they both attended Marquette University.
Jason DeRusha Kids
He and his wife are proud parents to their sons, Seth and Sam. Together, they reside as a family in Maple Grove. An update of this information will be out once more information regarding his kids is available to the public.
Jason DeRusha Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 68,015 followers, around 32,000 followers on his Facebook page, and about 28,390 followers on his Instagram account.