Jason DeRusha (WCCO) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

Jason DeRusha Biography

Jason DeRusha is an American Emmy Award-winning news anchor. Currently, he anchors WCCO-TV This Morning, MidMorning, and covers food stories producing’DeRusha Eats’.Moreover, Jason joined the station on April Fool’s Day in 2003. In addition, he was among the first television reporters on the scene and on the air at the interstate 35w bridge collapse while at WCCO.

Jason DeRusha Age|Birthday

DeRusha was born on January 24, 1975. Therefore, he is 47 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on 24th January every year.

Jason DeRusha Height|Weight

DeRusha’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 179 centimeters). However, the news anchor’s weight and other body measurements are currently under review.

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Jason DeRusha Family

DeRusha was born and raised in Des Plaines, Illinois to his parents Gary (father) and Maggie (mother).

Jason DeRusha Wife

DeRusha is happily married to Alysa Bannochie, a financial analyst. In the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, the couple got married through a wedding on September 19, 1998. They met while studying at Marquette University. Additionally, they are proud parents of two sons, Seth and Sam. Currently, the couple resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Jason DeRusha Education

DeRusha graduated magna cum laude with Political Science and Broadcast communication degrees from Marquette University.

Jason DeRusha WCCO

The Emmy-Award-winning journalist joined WCCO-TV in April 2003 fools day as a reporter. From 4.39 a.m. to 7.00 a.m., he serves as the co-anchor of This Morning on weekdays. Moreover, he co-anchors WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Additionally, at WCCO, he serves as a food reporter and producer of “DeRusha Eats”. He was one of the first reporters at the scene to cover the story on the air during the collapse of the Interstate 35w bridge.

He served as a reporter for three years at WISN-TV in Milwaukee prior to joining WCCO-TV. Moreover, he worked as a weekend news anchor at KWQC-TV in Davenport, IOWA prior to joining WISN-TV. Also, he worked as a reporter at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. Moreover, he interned at ABC World News Tonight, in New York.

He is a past president of the Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the twin cities. Additionally, he is a host and frequent speaker for charity fundraisers. Furthermore, at WCCO Radio, he frequently fills in. He has also been writing for Minnesota regional magazine since 2009. Judging for the Uptown Art Fair, he is currently the Minnesota Monthly food critic ad glass art collector.

Awards and nominations

DeRusha has been nominated for over 20 Regional Emmy Awards for his excellent work. Moreover, he has won Regional Emmys for anchoring WCCO This Morning for breaking news coverage, the Good Question segment as well as reporting his DeRusha Eats segment.

His awards include;

2009 – Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, Jaycees
2015 – James Beard Foundation Award Finalist for the best TV Segment.
10 Regional Emmy Awards for the best-breaking news as well as the best newscast.
2013 – 40 under 40, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
2012 – Marquette University College of Communication Young Alumnus of the Year

Social media


Jason DeRusha Salary

The news anchor earns an annual salary ranging between $10,106 – $228,488.

Jason DeRusha Net Worth

DeRusha’snet worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.

Social Media Platforms


DeRusha is active on Twitter under the handle @DeRushaJ with 71.8k followers as of January 2023.


Furthermore, Jason is active on Instagram under the handle @derushaj with 29.7k followers as of January 2023.