At 16 years old, Jason shot home video of a funnel cloud near his home in Northeast Denver. After calling News4 and speaking with the assignment desk, Jason was asked to bring the video to the station so it could be viewed. Forty-five minutes later, the video was aired as the "cold open" for News4 at 4 O'clock, two weeks later, Jason received a check for $30. He was hooked. Pursuing TV production classes at the Denver Public Schools Career Education Center, Jason served as a studio cameraman, Director, and Technical Director for various projects his Junior and Senior years of High School.
College Video Production courses at the University of Southern Colorado, led Jason to seek further working knowledge in News gathering, and transferred to Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1991, to pursue internship opportunities in the Denver Market. After a summer internship at KUSA-TV, Jason was hired as an editor in 1992, under the direction of Manny Sotelo, Jason became the youngest staffer entrusted to shoot news for 9KUSA-TV in Denver. (Vacation relief) Truly an honor.
After landing a staff photography job at KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City in 1994, the bombing of the Federal building knocked Jason out of bed, literally, and paved the way for returning to Denver to shoot news at KWGN-TV. Soon afterward, Manny asked Jason to return to KUSA-TV. Being a contributor at that time, on the two time NPPA Station of the Year Staff, as well as a faculty member of the NPPA News Video Workshop, Jason has learned from the best in television news photography.
In 2000, after 6 years both in and out of local news, and a brief run with Fox News Channel, Jason was hired to be part of the Fox 31 News start-up in Denver.
Having travelled on assignment to Moscow 2006, Uganda 2007, Mexico 2009-10, Israel and Jordan 2010, Jason has gained longer format experience, producing documentaries internationally and locally. He also has experience being a one-man-band, serving as videographer, reporter, and editor under deadline, during the 2008 Democratic National Convention for the client "Love Denver".
Collaborating with writers/producers and other creatives in the Denver area and beyond, Jason is growing as a Director of Photography, and Aerial Videographer everyday, and looks forward to making new business relationships in 2020. Jason has a beautiful wife of 20+ years, 3 super awesome kids and a Schnoodle named "Romeo."
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