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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

Ottawa epidemiology prof criticizes government, citizens' COVID-19 response

Ottawa epidemiology prof criticizes government, citizens' COVID-19 response

"The message has been enunciated clearly: keep two metres' distance between yourselves and others," says Amir Attaran. "Why can't people simply do this?"
Second Ottawa long-term care home worker dies of COVID-19

Second Ottawa long-term care home worker dies of COVID-19

The man who died had worked at the Peter D. Clark Centre, in Centrepointe, and is the first city employee to die of the virus.
Ottawa schools still not sure how students can pick up belongings

Ottawa schools still not sure how students can pick up belongings

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board promised that the board will be in touch with parents and guardians soon.
COVID-19 costs could linger for Ottawa city hall, former insider warns

COVID-19 costs could linger for Ottawa city hall, former insider warns

If the federal government sheds large amounts of office space, through job cuts and embracing working from home, that could have serious consequences for the city's property tax revenue.
Rideau Street pharmacy employee tests positive for COVID-19

Rideau Street pharmacy employee tests positive for COVID-19

The store's parent company says it has cleaned and increased sanitization protocols at the store, and is enforcing social distancing practices.
Ottawa man accused of threatening to shoot police at Quebec border checkpoint

Ottawa man accused of threatening to shoot police at Quebec border checkpoint

Police received a phone call from someone who threatened shoot police officers and their vehicle.
Ottawa's top doctor confident in COVID-19 testing capacity

Ottawa's top doctor confident in COVID-19 testing capacity

Based on the number of people in Ottawa using the province's online assessment tool, health officials estimate a few hundred more people now qualify for COVID-19 testing.
LRT reliability still elusive, Ottawa city council hears

LRT reliability still elusive, Ottawa city council hears

The city's head of transit says he's still waiting to hear whether Rideau Transit Group can improve reliability by the end of August.
Interprovincial zipline opening postponed by COVID-19

Interprovincial zipline opening postponed by COVID-19

Interzip Rogers was originally scheduled to open this summer, but has now been bumped back to the spring of 2021.
Ottawa's urban boundary discussion stretches into second day

Ottawa's urban boundary discussion stretches into second day

Because of the sheer number of public delegations, the planning committee meeting stretched into Monday evening, and reconvened Tuesday morning.