Jason DeRusha Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WCCO, Salary, and Net Worth

Jason DeRusha is an American nine-times Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor working for WCCO. He joined the station in 2003.

Jason DeRusha Profile

Jason DeRusha is an American nine-times Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor working for WCCO. He joined the station in 2003. Prior to joining WCCO, he was working at WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

Jason DeRusha Education

DeRusha attended Marquette University to pursue political science and broadcast communication. After finishing his studies, he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors program. In 2012, Marquette University named him the Young Alumnus of the Year.

Jason DeRusha
Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha Career

DeRusha is a nine-time Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor at WCCO. He joined the station in 2003. He co-anchors WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 a.m. and WCCO This Morning weekdays from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. In addition, he produces “DeRusha Eats” as the station’s food reporter.

Prior to joining WCCO, he was working at WISN-TV in Milwaukee as a reporter, he served there for three years. Before that, he was a reporter at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, and the anchor of weekend news at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa.

In addition, he interned at “ABC World News Tonight” in New York. Since joining WCCO, he has won nine Emmy Awards. His food report was a finalist for Outstanding TV Segment in the prestigious national James Beard Awards. He was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by the Jaycees.

The city of Minneapolis proclaimed Sept. 21 “Jason DeRusha Day.” While working at WCCO-TV, DeRusha was among the first television reporters on the air and on the scene during the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. For five and a half years, he has answered “Good Question.”

Quick Facts About DeRusha

Age47 years old as of 2022
SpouseAlyssa Bannochie
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

He is the past-President of the Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy in the Twin Cities. Since 2009, DeRusha has been writing for Minnesota regional magazines and he also works at WCCO radio as a fill-in host.

In addition, he has been the Uptown Art Fair’s judge, is a glass art collector, and currently is a food critic for Minnesota Monthly. He is a host of charity fundraisers and a frequent speaker.

Jason DeRusha Age/How old is Jason Derusha?

DeRusha is 47 years old as of 2022, he was born on January 24, 1975, in Des Plaines, Illinois. He celebrates his birthday on the 24th of January every year.

Jason DeRusha Height

DeRusha stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Jason DeRusha Family

DeRusha was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois by his father, Gary, and mother, Maggie. He has shared much about his parents and siblings.

Jason DeRusha Wife

DeRusha is married to Alyssa Bannochie who is a Wayzata High graduate. They met in Milwaukee while attending Marquette University The couple has two adorable sons, Seth DeRusha and Sam DeRusha. They reside in Maple Grove.

Jason DeRusha Salary/How much does Jason Derusha make?

Being one of the top journalists for WCCO DeRusha earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Jason DeRusha Net Worth

DeRusha has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a reporter and anchor.

Jason DeRusha Awards

Anchoring  WCCO This Morning led him to win  Regional Emmys for breaking news reports, reporting his DeRusha Eats segment and the Good Question segment. and has received over 20 nominations for Regional Emmy Awards. He was named one of the “40 under 40,” the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s list of young community leaders in 2013. Furthermore, he was named on the “Power 75” list, writing,“ by Minnesota Monthly.

Jason DeRusha WCCO

At WCCO DeRusha works alongside;

  1. Frank Vascellaro
  2. Mike Max
  3. Chris Shaffer 
  4. Amelia Santaniello
  5. Heather Brown
  6. Jennifer Mayerle
  7. Mike Augustyniak
  8. Ali Lucia
  9. Liz Collin
  10. David Schuman
  11. Lisa Meadows
  12. Katie Steiner
  13. Erin Hassanzadeh
  14. Jeff Wagner
  15. Bill Hudson
  16. Christiane Cordero
  17. Kate Raddatz
  18. Riley O’Connor
  19. Reg Chapman
  20. Pat Kessler
  21. Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
  22. Marielle Mohs
  23. John Lauritsen
  24. Kari Patey
  25. Esme Murphy
  26. Adam Duxter
  27. Ren Clayton
  28. Kirsten Mitchell
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