Jason DeRusha Biography
Jason DeRusha is a renowned American Emmy award-winning journalist currently serving as an anchor for WCCO-TV This Morning, Mid-Morning, as well as covering food stories. He joined the station on April 1, 2003.
Since then, he has earned nine Emmy Awards with his food coverage getting to the finals for Outstanding TV segment in the famous national James Beard Awards. In addition, the Jaycees named him one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans while the city of Minneapolis set September 21 “Jason DeRusha Day.”
Currently, Jason co-anchors WCCO This Morning weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. as well as the WCCO Mid-Morning show from 9-10 a.m. In addition, he serves as the station’s food reporter, where she produces “DeRusha Eats”.
At WCCO, Jason was among the first reporters on-air and the scene at the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. He further answered, “Good Question” for 5½ years. Later in 2013, DeRusha was named among the “40 under 40” in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s list of young community leaders
Minnesota Monthly listed him to the “Power 75”, captioning, “If anyone understands where mass media is going….it’s DeRusha.”
Later in 2012, Marquette University named Jason the Young Alumnus of the Year.
Prior to joining WCCO-TV, DeRusha spent three years at WISN-TV, Milwaukee, where he served as a reporter. He had also anchored the weekend news at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Lowa, worked as a reporter for WREX-TV in Rockford, III, and interned at ABC World News Tonight based in New York.
For his excellent work, he has been nominated for over 20 Regional Emmy Awards, winning Regional Emmys for Anchoring WCCO This Morning for breaking news coverage, reporting his DeRusha Eats segment and the Good Question segment.
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 & Sciences. He is even a frequent speaker and host for charity fundraisers.
Furthermore, Jason frequently fills in at WCCO Radio and has been writing for Minnesota regional magazine since 2009. Currently, Jason is the Minnesota Monthly food critic as well as a glass art collector, judging for the Uptown Art Fair.
Jason DeRusha Age|Birthday
DeRusha was born on January 24, 1975, in Des Plaines, Illinois, the United States of America. He is 45 years old as of 2020. In addition, he celebrates his birthday every 24th day of January.
Jason DeRusha Education
DeRusha attended Marquette University where he later graduated magna cum laude with Political Science and Broadcast communication degrees.
Jason DeRusha Wife
Jason is married to his wife, Alyssa Bannochie, a financial analyst and a Wayzata High graduate. The duo met at Marquette University, Milwaukee. The couple stays together in Maple Grove with their sons Sam and Seth.
Jason DeRusha Family
He has kept information regarding his family away from the limelight. This has made it difficult to find his parents’ names as well as if he has any siblings. However, we promise to keep you posted once the information surfaces.
Jason DeRusha Height
DeRusha stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Jason DeRusha Net Worth
DeRusha is estimated at a net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million. This is mainly attributed to his successful career as a news anchor.
Jason DeRusha Salary
From our research, DeRusha earns an annual salary ranging between $10-106-$228,488.
Jason DeRusha Awards
- 2009 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, Jaycees
- 2015 James Beard Foundation Award Finalist, for the best TV Segment
- 10 Regional Emmy Awards for the best breaking news, best newscast, among other reporting categories
- 2013 “40 Under 40”, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
- 2012 Marquette University College of Communication Young Alumnus of the Year