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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

Ottawa's Black community calling for justice after Montsion verdict

Ottawa's Black community calling for justice after Montsion verdict

"Justice would look like the reformation and the transformation of the criminal justice system," said Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey.
Montsion verdict clears way for Abdi family lawsuit to proceed

Montsion verdict clears way for Abdi family lawsuit to proceed

"The civil action is something which is, in my belief, a way that we can make things better," said Abdi family lawyer Lawrence Greenspon.
University of Ottawa professor's use of N-word sparks heated debate

University of Ottawa professor's use of N-word sparks heated debate

The incident is alleged to have happened in September, during a lecture about marginalized groups reappropriating offensive terms.
Communities outside Ottawa could see more restrictions, as COVID-19 cases rise

Communities outside Ottawa could see more restrictions, as COVID-19 cases rise

"It's something that I don't want to do, but I might have to, because of the numbers," said the region's medical officer of health.
Orléans COVID-19 testing centre ready to take patients Monday

Orléans COVID-19 testing centre ready to take patients Monday

The clinic will be managed by Montfort Hospital staff members.
Former Ottawa mayor disappointed in hydro response to call for small business help

Former Ottawa mayor disappointed in hydro response to call for small business help

The intial call, from former Ottawa mayor Larry O'Brien, was for a moratorium on hydro disconnections for small businesses unable to pay their bills during the pandemic.
COVID-19 levels skyrocket in Ottawa sewage

COVID-19 levels skyrocket in Ottawa sewage

The measurements of COVID-19 in Ottawa's wastewater continue to climb with no sign of falling, and with increases becoming steeper in recent days.
Ottawa Catholic School Board cancels all high school exams

Ottawa Catholic School Board cancels all high school exams

Ontario's Ministry of Education gave school boards the option of whether their students would write exams during the 2020-2021 school year.
Stop booking multiple COVID-19 tests, Ottawa Public Health urges

Stop booking multiple COVID-19 tests, Ottawa Public Health urges

Some people have been booking appointments and tying up timeslots at multiple COVID-19 testing sites, but only to whichever one is available first.
Ottawa hospitals see rapid increase of COVID-19 patients

Ottawa hospitals see rapid increase of COVID-19 patients

The recent steep increase in hospitalizations follows a spike in the numbers of new confirmed cases of the virus over the same time period.
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