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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

Tourism industry encouraged by proposed plan to revitalize 'sad' ByWard Market

Tourism industry encouraged by proposed plan to revitalize 'sad' ByWard Market

Word of mouth can be a powerful marketing tool, but some visitors have been left with a negative impression of one of the capital's top tourism destinations.
Orléans fire displaces family of four

Orléans fire displaces family of four

Firefighters had to use an aerial ladder to open a section of roof to ventilate the smoke and heat.
Newly approved plan for ByWard Market includes street redesigns, design competition

Newly approved plan for ByWard Market includes street redesigns, design competition

The plan involves redesigning some of the streets through the market, as well as replacing a parking garage with a central "destination building" and civic square.
<b>CANADA:</b> Fiscal experts warn of higher federal taxes post-pandemic

CANADA: Fiscal experts warn of higher federal taxes post-pandemic

"You can't have new spending programs without figuring out how you're going to pay for them," says former federal finance minister John Manley, part of a working group set up by the C.D. Howe Institute
No firm date on COVID-19 vaccine, but lots of prep work being done

No firm date on COVID-19 vaccine, but lots of prep work being done

"We are working very closely with the provinces and territories to ensure that they are ready and able to distribute, once a vaccine is authorized," says Anita Anand, federal procurement minister.
COVID-19 results in largest Ottawa Public Health budget in history

COVID-19 results in largest Ottawa Public Health budget in history

Even with potential vaccines on the horizon, public health expects the need to sustain its pandemic response at current levels for the foreseeable future.
Fiscal experts warn of higher federal taxes post-pandemic

Fiscal experts warn of higher federal taxes post-pandemic

"You can't have new spending programs without figuring out how you're going to pay for them," says former federal finance minister John Manley, part of a working group set up by the C.D. Howe Institute.
Provincial COVID-19 enforcement teams to visit eastern Ontario businesses

Provincial COVID-19 enforcement teams to visit eastern Ontario businesses

"We do know that some of the cases start in the workplaces, so this is just an added help to us to ensure that we continue to keep our numbers down," said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
Ottawa aims to protect Parliament Hill views from Gatineau tram

Ottawa aims to protect Parliament Hill views from Gatineau tram

"In the case that [the tram] was down Wellington... it takes away from the vistas and the view that we have," says Councillor Tim Tierney, chair of transportation committee.
City of Ottawa sets up COVID-19 vaccine task force

City of Ottawa sets up COVID-19 vaccine task force

No vaccine has finished clinical trials nor been approved for the public, but the city is looking to get its ducks in a row, now.