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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

Torched Little Italy restaurant to re-open Saturday

Torched Little Italy restaurant to re-open Saturday

"This is the Ottawa that we love," one of the restaurant's owners said about an outpouring of public support since the arson.
Where we're catching COVID-19: new data from Ottawa Public Health

Where we're catching COVID-19: new data from Ottawa Public Health

With social gatherings behind one in four cases of the virus, Ottawa's medical officer of health urges against large Thanksgiving get-togethers.
Doctor telling healthcare leaders to think like engineers amid COVID-19 testing delays

Doctor telling healthcare leaders to think like engineers amid COVID-19 testing delays

An adjunct professor in public health says analyzing the system like an engineer would show where the true bottlenecks lie in the system.
'These acts are disgusting:' Ottawa police board rallies behind chief, slams critics

'These acts are disgusting:' Ottawa police board rallies behind chief, slams critics

The mayor gave a full-throated endorsement of the chief, and called on rank-and-file officers to do more to oppose the online criticisms of Chief Sloly's leadership.
Little Italy salad restaurant torched; arson investigation begins

Little Italy salad restaurant torched; arson investigation begins

Surveillance video, shared on social media by the restaurant, shows a man setting fire to the front steps of the eatery, just before midnight on Saturday.
Ottawa police, city officials puzzled by "stay home" robocalls

Ottawa police, city officials puzzled by "stay home" robocalls

The calls have been reported by people on social media, across Canada, as well as in the U.S. and even Australia.
Some Ottawa school transportation resumes, not necessarily on a school bus

Some Ottawa school transportation resumes, not necessarily on a school bus

Families are now being informed if their children are getting school transportation back, but it won't necessarily look the same as before.
Ottawa testing out made-in-Canada physical distancing solution

Ottawa testing out made-in-Canada physical distancing solution

The device, smaller than a mobile phone, can be worn on a lanyard around the neck or clipped to a belt. If it detects another device is too close it will light up, make a sound and vibrate.
Ottawa's mayor wants ability to suspend police officers without pay

Ottawa's mayor wants ability to suspend police officers without pay

The mayor's concerns echo those of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, which has previously called for changes to Ontario's Police Services Act to allow suspensions without pay.
'Why are we not bringing the military in?:' Barrhaven councillor wants more COVID-19 testing centres

'Why are we not bringing the military in?:' Barrhaven councillor wants more COVID-19 testing centres

Jan Harder envisions pop-up testing centres using military field hospitals to test people and shelter them from the elements.