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


German recipes to celebrate Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest season is here, so why not celebrate with some delicious German food. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shares 2 of her favorites... one with brats and one for dessert. Full recipes here - https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/dinner/brat-tub/ https://www.thecookingmom.com/recipe-box/desserts/easy-german-chocolate-cake/


Minnesota dog becomes viral sensation

Need a reason to smile? A Minnesota man and his dog will make you do just that. Jason chats with Kevin Bubolz and his therapy dog, Ellie, about becoming stars on TikTok and beyond.


Helping your pet deal with separation anxiety

With kids in school and people heading back to work, pets are being left alone more often. Dr. Eric Ruhland from the St. Paul Pet Hospital joined us to talk about how to deal with separation anxiety.


Rice toss artist from Minnesota

You'll never believe what a Minnesota woman is making with just rice, food coloring and a lot of creativity. It was great chatting with Maria Monson about her "rice toss" videos that bring in millions of fans online.


Top 5 Cleaning Hacks from Lemons, Lavender & Laundry

They are the cleaning hacks you need to clean those annoying spots in your home. Erin Meyer from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry shares the five most popular cleaning hacks on her blog. Best of all, most use things you already have around the house.


Celebrating ranch dressing day

It's a beloved condiment in Minnesota and we wanted to celebrate ranch dressing. Shannan Paul hit up Rosedale Mall to see what people will eat with a dab of ranch dressing.


Veterinarian Dr. Eric Ruhland

From coronavirus in pets to dog park etiquette, Dr. Eric Ruhland from St. Paul Pet Hospital joined us to talk about the latest topics in pet health. He also answered some of your pet questions.


Meet Minnesota's Bachelor

It's described as an entire season of The Bachelor in one night. The Bachelor Live On Stage hits the State Theater Wednesday night. We get to know the Minnesota guy picked to be the Bachelor. We also put Chris to the test with a "bachelor off" against our own bachelor, Producer Ted.


Fancy food field trip

It's our first ever "Fancy Food Field Trip." See what happens when Jason & Stephanie Hansen take a viewer out to eat and help her discover new foods and new experiences.