Jason Hackett joins KARE 11 as a KARE 11 Sunrise anchor after spending more than four years as a morning anchor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Jason was born and raised in Miami Gardens, Florida. A proud University of Florida Alum (Go Gators!), he has worked as a reporter in several cities, including Panama City, Florida, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, West Palm Beach, Florida and Oklahoma City.
For more than a decade, Jason has been watching the amazing reporters and storytellers at KARE 11 from afar, admiring their work and dedication to quality journalism. It’s a dream come true to now be a part of that family at KARE. He is excited to be back in the Midwest to experience all that the Twin Cities have to offer!
Hometown: Miami Gardens, Florida
Family: The son of Jamaican immigrants who came here to this country to make a better life for their kids. I have two older sisters and one younger brother. I’m also a first-generation college student
First job: A cashier at Chuck E. Cheese’s
Growing up, I wanted to be: An aerospace engineer
Favorite Food: Nice, warm chocolate chip cookies
Interests: Big WWE fan, even Bigger Miami Dolphins fan. Lover of all things Marvel. Gym rat.
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