Jason DeRusha

News Reporter/Anchor, WCCO TV (Minneapolis, MN)

At MUTV, we covered elections, we covered name changes, we covered basketball success and we covered personal tragedies. Before I got my first ‘job’ in TV news, I had four years of doing every job imaginable. I remember being so excited when MUTV went from only on TV in the lobby of the dorms to being on cable inside every dorm room. We still didn’t have any viewers, but we didn’t really care. When there was severe weather, we broke in. When one of our staff members was kidnapped, she told her story on MUTV. We added passion, creativity and craziness together every night. It’s the same elixir I bring every day in the professional world.


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