Jason Matheson

Jason Matheson

Host, The Jason Show

Jason Matheson began his television career at WCCO-TV. Paying “his dues” as an overnight dispatcher, working the weekend overnight shift. In the spring of 2000, Matheson moved to KMSP-TV, FOX 9 as executive producer of "The Buzz", a long-running and highly popular daily entertainment segment. Within months of his arrival at FOX 9, he was moved in front of the camera as film critic for the station's newly launched morning show, "Good Day Minnesota." During his time at FOX 9, Jason has interviewed celebrities including: Ewan McGregor, Cher, Will Smith, Arthur Miller, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson.

Jason began as a radio host on myTalk 107.1 in 2006 with co-host Alexis Thompson on "The Saturday Night Groove." Within a few years they moved to a weekday show and then in 2013 promoted to morning drive launching, “Jason & Alexis in the Morning.”

While his radio career was expanding so was his presence on television. In 2009 Jason was named co-anchor of the newly expanded, FOX 9 weekday morning show called, "The Buzz" and also co-anchored the early edition of The FOX 9 Morning News.

After a brief return to WCCO-TV in 2014, Jason went back to FOX 9 in 2015 to launch "The Jason Show." A one hour, daily talk show which has had two successful national runs.

Jason is a five-time Emmy Award nominee and two-time winner. He was named one of the “40 under 40,” from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s and was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by the Minnesota Jaycees, an honor previously given to Walter Mondale among others.

In 2016, Jason was nominated for a Marconi Award for Large Market Personality of the Year.

Jason is married and lives in the North Loop of Minneapolis with his husband, Collin Matheson and their two dogs, Dexter and Mr. Big.

The latest from Jason Matheson


Jason visits the North Oaks Rummage Sale

It's an annual tradition for The Jason Show... visiting the North Oaks Rummage Sale at the Shoreview Ice Arena. You never know what Jason will discover inside. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, 9/14 and Sunday, 9/15.


Easy meal prep ideas

One protein... 5 dinner ideas. Lindsay Guentzel shared some simple and delicious ideas for meal prep using one main ingredient as the inspiration.


A big surprise for a Jason Show Fan

One of the show's biggest fans got the ultimate surprise this week... a meet and greet with his favorite singer, Janet Jackson. Jason had the pleasure of surprising this fan with the news. It's a moment that will make you cry.


A preview of the Minneapolis Vintage Market

It's a popular event featuring great vintage finds in the world of fashion, accessories and home goods. The Minneapolis Vintage Market returns this weekend and we get a preview of some of the cool finds.


Painting projects with Christopher Straub

Time to let your creativity run wild. Christopher Straub shares 3 great painting projects you can do at home... by yourself or with the kids. No expensive equipment needed!


Kendall chats with Sting

It's not every day you get to chat with a music legend. Kendall got the chance to interview Sting about his musical, The Last Ship. Sting will be starring in the show at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul starting in April, 2020.