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Jason White

Jason White

Jason is an award-winning reporter on CityNews Ottawa, covering the latest news from Ottawa and the Valley.

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 about two decades 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.

Email
jasonw.white@rci.rogers.com

Recent Work by Jason

Threat closes La Cité campuses for the day

Threat closes La Cité campuses for the day

La Cité Collegiale placed its Ottawa and Orléans (Institute of Specialized Trades) campuses into a secure mode on Friday, Dec. 2 after receiving a threat. 
New Perth mayor lays out priorities for next four years

New Perth mayor lays out priorities for next four years

The next mayor of Perth is laying out her priorities for the next four years, which include building more housing in the town while also maintaining its small-town charm.
YMCA-YWCA selling flagship downtown facility

YMCA-YWCA selling flagship downtown facility

In a statement announcing its decision to sell the property, the board of directors for the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region said selling the Argyle Avenue property will be part of a broader plan to transition to a new facility that better meets the community's needs.
Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod reveals bipolar, metabolic disorder diagnoses

Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod reveals bipolar, metabolic disorder diagnoses

A local politician is shedding more light on the reasons for her recent leave of absence, as she prepared to return to the Ontario legislature.
Evidence of sexual misconduct found against former Barry's Bay Catholic teacher

Evidence of sexual misconduct found against former Barry's Bay Catholic teacher

An independent investigator hired by Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College found that a teacher who was employed there committed sexualized misconduct against a former student.
Barrhaven residents call on city to fix Greenbank Road sooner

Barrhaven residents call on city to fix Greenbank Road sooner

The city's current plans for the Greenbank Road crossing over the Jock River call for a new route into the fast-growing area to be finished in a decade.
Firefighters tackle basement fire in Sheffield Glen

Firefighters tackle basement fire in Sheffield Glen

Ottawa Fire Services said there are reports of propane tanks in the home's basement.
Peter Sloly resigns as Ottawa's police chief

Peter Sloly resigns as Ottawa's police chief

Sloly has faced sharp criticism over what many people feel has been an inadequate police response to the 'Freedom Convoy' protests occupying downtown Ottawa.
Ottawa police warn convoy demonstration could last into next week

Ottawa police warn convoy demonstration could last into next week

"Try to do any shopping or errands today," Ottawa's police chief urged people who live in and around downtown Ottawa. "Anticipate that there will be little ability for home delivery services in the core."
Ottawa mayor hopes for orderly convoy demonstration

Ottawa mayor hopes for orderly convoy demonstration

"Normally when these protests take place, the organizers are responsible for working with the city to get portapotties, for instance," said Mayor Jim Watson. "I don't know if that's happened, and there are only so many restaurants that will be open where people can use the washrooms."
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