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


DIY Spring cleaning & $100 Bathroom makeover

Stop wasting money on all of your cleaning products. Erin Meyer from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry showed us how to make homemade linen spray, garbage disposal bombs and tub/Shower cleaner. Recipes below. Erin also showed off her latest $100 room makeover. Linen Spray 1 oz of vodka 3 oz. distilled water 15 drops of lavender essential oil Garbage Disposal Bombs 1.5 Cups baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid 20 drops each of lemon & orange essential oil Lemon/orange zest (optional) Spray water into mix until it holds its shape Put into molds to harden DIY tub & shower cleaner Equal parts vinegar & dish soap Mix together and spray on tub/shower, scrub clean


Producer Ted learns to walk, pose and smile like a pageant star

Weeks after Producer Ted tried to impress the current Miss Minnesota USA with his pageant walk... a former Miss Minnesota is here to help. Cat Stanley wanted to put Ted through the paces... learning to walk, pose and smile. How did he do? Watch and find out.


Where to find the best fish fry

Nothing beats a great fish fry during this time of year. Stephanie Hansen joined us with her picks on where to score the best fish, fries, slaw & more.


Travel etiquette with Julie Frantz

With Spring Break season approaching, it's time to mind your manners on road trips, airplanes, hotels & more. Etiquette expert, Julie Frantz, from the The Saint Paul Hotel, shares her tips for travelers. She also answers a few viewer questions.


Culinary Fight Club's Burger Battle

Some of the top chefs in the Twin Cities area are ready to put their burgers to the test in Culinary Fight Club's Blended Burger Battle. We get a preview of the burger bonanza with Damon Holter.


Preventing kennel cough and choosing the right pet toys

With Spring Break approaching, you may be planning to board your pet. That brings the risk of kennel cough. Dr. Eric from St. Paul Pet Hospital shares his tips on preventing kennel cough. He also talks about choosing the right dog toys and answers your pet questions.


Perfect wine & cheese pairings

Wine & cheese are made for each other... but how do you know the best wines to pair with each cheese? Leslee Miller from Amusée showed us the best wines for a variety of cheeses. And don't miss her cheese board tips as well!