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Jason White

Jason White

Jason is an award-winning reporter on 1310 NEWS, covering the latest news from Ottawa and around the world.

The first sign Jason was destined for a career in broadcasting came when he was three, and would pretend to be a weatherman in front of a wall in his family's dining room. Today, Jason has worked in news for more than 15 years in a career that has taken him from a small community TV station to radio in the nation's capital, with several stops in between.

After graduating from the Seneca College Broadcast Journalism program, Jason's career took him to Rogers all-news and news-talk stations in Toronto, Halifax and now Ottawa. He's anchored overnight news, has been a traffic reporter, reported live from the middle of a hurricane, and covered election campaigns and a provincial legislature.

When he's not chasing a story, Jason can usually be found in a museum, out in search of one of the capital's hidden gems, or trapped on the couch underneath his two cats.

Recent Work by Jason

Dog groomers push to be declared essential service

Dog groomers push to be declared essential service

"We should be able to get our dogs groomed, because it is necessary for the health and well-being of the animal," says a Smiths Falls dog groomer, leading a letter-writing campaign for a lockdown exemption.
Thousands expected to take part in worldwide virtual prayer-rally for Ottawa rabbi

Thousands expected to take part in worldwide virtual prayer-rally for Ottawa rabbi

"We knew that all of these people would want a chance to be there for Rabbi Bulka, just as Rabbi Bulka has been there for every single one of us," says one of the organizers of the prayer rally.
Ottawa police feeling conflicted by provincial stay-at-home order, state of emergency

Ottawa police feeling conflicted by provincial stay-at-home order, state of emergency

"The issue is the public's expectation of who does enforcement," says Matt Skof, president, Ottawa Police Association, of the province's COVID-19 emergency orders.
'Health system is crashing as we speak:' Registered nurses' association demanding more of province

'Health system is crashing as we speak:' Registered nurses' association demanding more of province

The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario wants to see more support for people who can't afford to stay at home and self-isolate.
Ottawa traffic congestion declined more in 2020 than any other major Canadian city, study says

Ottawa traffic congestion declined more in 2020 than any other major Canadian city, study says

"These are changes we have never seen before, in doing all of our traffic research," said a traffic expert with TomTom, a Dutch electronics company behind satellite navigation devices.
Ottawa police release photos of Gloucester credit card fraud suspects

Ottawa police release photos of Gloucester credit card fraud suspects

The credit card was used to purchase high-end electronics, just moments after the card's owner misplaced it.
Local effect of more contagious COVID-19 strain will depend partly on vaccinations

Local effect of more contagious COVID-19 strain will depend partly on vaccinations

"If it comes in as we're projecting right now, it's going to be very difficult to control," says uOttawa Epidemiology Professor Dr. Doug Manuel.
Road south of Carleton Place sheds name offensive to Indigenous women

Road south of Carleton Place sheds name offensive to Indigenous women

The new name of the road still refers to an Indigenous woman, but with a much more respectful word.
'Go f**k yourself:' former Ottawa mayor O'Brien responds to critics on Twitter

'Go f**k yourself:' former Ottawa mayor O'Brien responds to critics on Twitter

Former Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien used profane language to respond to critics of his tweet about government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa real estate market stays hot, despite pandemic

Ottawa real estate market stays hot, despite pandemic

"We may have been privileged with lower price thresholds in previous decades, but perhaps the market is now beginning to reflect the real estate property values of a national capital," said the president of the Ottawa Real Estate Board.
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