Jason Wheeler is a native Houstonian who comes to North Texas with more than 15 years of anchoring and reporting experience from stops in Texas and around the country.
His latest assignment at News 8 is anchoring the weekend evening newscasts and reporting from the field during the week. Jason has a keen interest in business/financial/consumer stories.
From his previous stops in Austin, Miami, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, and El Paso, Jason has chased hurricanes, reported from the front lines of record breaking wildfires, handled war correspondent duties from Washington, tagged along on the presidential campaign trail, been a financial news editor, witnessed shuttle launches, taken off and landed on aircraft carriers, hosted a lifestyle/entertainment show, traipsed through the Amazon jungle, and boated out to sea in search of a potential multi-billion dollar treasure. Jason is now eager to explore North Texas and tell every story he can find here.
Jason has been recognized with two Murrow Awards, an Emmy, & multiple Texas Associated Press awards.
Jason has a wife and two beautiful kids, he has a passion for travel, and he's still working on a less than perfect tennis game.