Jason Derusha said goodbye to WCCO This Morning on June 23. He had worked for the TV network for 19 years.
In 2003, Jason became a reporter for WCCO. He was able to make a name for himself in the public’s mind. After almost 10 years as a weekend anchor and reporter for the WCCO Good Question program, he started working as a morning anchor.
The reporter had been thinking about leaving his job as the morning anchor for two months and had said so before. After the news came out, a lot of people were upset because they were used to hearing Derusha.
The journalist wants to work at the WCCO station on special projects and daytime shifts. On his last day as a morning anchor, his co-anchors and WCCO TV wished him well and reminded him of good times.
Why Is Jason Drusha Leaving WCCO – Where Is He Going?
Jason, who is from Illinois, said that after more than 11 years at the anchor desk, he wants to spend more time with his family.
Derusha was the host of the WCCO This Morning show from 4:30 am to 7 am during the week. He also helps host WCCO Mid Morning from 9 to 10 a.m.
He also talks about the news for the weekly show DeRusha Eats. After having a busy schedule, he now wants to be more organized and follow a routine.
He will still be in the WCCO-AM 830 studio, where he will be hosting his new radio show from 3 to 6 pm. The show will begin on June 27 and air during the week.
Bring Me the News said that Jason said, “I can’t wait to bring my love of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, as well as my twenty-year-long interest in our neighbors and news, to 830 WCCO.”
After Jason stopped being an anchor, WCCO CBS News Minnesota had to make a big change to the schedule to make sure that all the shows got the same amount of time. All of the staff got together to wish him luck in the future and thank him for being the morning anchor for more than 27,000 mornings.
Jason Derusha New Job & Salary?
The anchor who has won 11 Regional Emmy Awards will start a new job as the host of an afternoon podcast on WCCO Radio.
Twitter was full of rumors that Jason was leaving WCCO to open a new restaurant or start his own business, but the reporter himself said that the rumors were not true. WCCO radio will still use him in new projects.
The reporter’s show, DeRusha Eats, has been named a finalist for a James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Segment.
Anchoring and reporting earn him between $72500 and $144600 per year. As of 2022, the journalist has a net worth of more than $1 million.
Derusha wants to try new things and find a balance between his work and family life. So, after almost 20 years of work, he gives up the morning show microphone.