Jason DeRusha

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Jason DeRusha
Born (1975-01-24) January 24, 1975 (age 48)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Education Marquette University
Occupation Reporter and Anchoman

Jason DeRusha (born January 24, 1975) is an American television journalist. He anchors the Sunday night 10pm newscast at WCCO-TV as well as serving as the reporter / producer for the "Good Question" segment.[1]


DeRusha's career started in 1996 at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. Since 2003, he has been employed by WCCO-TV. He also previously worked at WISN-TV and KWQC-TV.[2][3]


DeRusha has been nominated for a Regional Emmy award 15 times, he has won on 4 occasions.[3][4] In 2004 he won a Regional Emmy for his series called "Jason's Talking About." In 2007 and 2009 he won for Online Personality. In 2009 he also won for a Good Question segment on health.[5][6][7]

He was named one of the "Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovators"[8] and awarded "Best Online Personality" in 2009 and "Best Tweeter" in 2010 by City Pages.[9][10]

In response to his popularity, in 2009 Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak proclaimed September 21 to be "Jason DeRusha Day."[11][12]


Jason DeRusha grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois.[13] He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is married to wife Alyssa and has 2 sons.

He is an active member of several online and social networking communities, including one of the earliest communities in Minneapolis, MNspeak. He's a predominant figure in Minneapolis on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. He is also very active in the community making several appearance in public every month.[13]


  1. Justin,Neal (September 8, 2011). "Jason DeRusha gets new duties". Minneapolis Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/129470313.html. 
  2. "Jason DeRusha LinkedIn". http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonderusha. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Jason DeRusha Biography". WCCO4. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/personality/jason-derusha/. 
  4. "Query for nominations and wins by Jason DeRusha". Emmy's Midwest Chapter. http://midwestemmys.org/?x=0&y=0&s=Jason+DeRusha. 
  5. "2004 Upper Midwest Emmy Recipients". Emmy's Midwest Chapter. http://midwestemmys.org/20040301/2004-emmy-awards/. 
  6. "2007 Upper Midwest Emmy Recipients". Emmy's Midwest Chapter. http://midwestemmys.org/20070301/2007-regional-emmy-awards-winners/. 
  7. "2009 Upper Midwest Emmy Recipients". Emmy's Midwest Chapter. http://midwestemmys.org/20100122/emmy-night-2009-2/. 
  8. Hanson, Arik. "Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovators". http://www.arikhanson.com/2009/07/30/top-20-minnesota-social-media-innovators. 
  9. Hoffman, Kevin. "City Pages: Best Online Personality 2009". http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/04/jason_derusha_w.php. 
  10. Staff Writer. "City Pages: Best Tweeter 2010". http://www.citypages.com/bestof/2010/award/best-tweeter-1378758/. 
  11. Hoffman, Kevin (September 16, 2009). "DeRusha Day is actually going to happen". http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/09/derusha_day_is.php. 
  12. Jason DeRusha Day Proclamation
  13. 13.0 13.1 Marsh, Steve (July 2010). "Who is Jason DeRusha and why is he suddenly everywhere?". http://www.mspmag.com/features/features/175841.asp. 

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