Jason DeRusha Bio, WCCO, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Jason DeRusha?

Jason DeRusha is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist who co-anchors WCCO This Morning from Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. In addition, Jason also anchors WCCO Mid-Morning from 9 to 10 a.m and is the station’s food reporter, producing “DeRusha Eats”.


During his time at WCCO, he became among the reporters who were on the first television on the scene and on the air at the Interstate 35W bridge collapse. He also gave answers to “Good Question” for 5½ years.  He was named one of the “40 under 40,” the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s list involved young community leaders in In 2013.

Jason DeRusha Date of Birth / Age

DeRusha has celebrated his 47th year old as of 2022 since he was born in 1975 on January 24 in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States.

Jason DeRusha Height

DeRusha sands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Jason DeRusha Parents and Siblings

DeRusha manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Jason DeRusha Spouse / Wife

DeRusha is a loving and caring husband to Alyssa Bannochie (a Wayzata High graduate) and a financial analyst. The two luckily met at Marquette University, Milwaukee.

Jason DeRusha Kids / Children

DeRusha and his wife have been blessed with two sons namely Seth and Sam and the family lives in Maple Grove.

Jason DeRusha Education

Jason earned her Honors B.A., political science and broadcast communication degrees where she graduated magna cum laude at Marquette University in 1997. Therebefore, she graduated from Maine West High School.

Jason DeRusha Career

DeRusha began his career in broadcasting as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter  at

DeRusha is able to curate,

Prior to joining the WCCO team, Jason was a Contributing Editor/Columnist for

How Much Does Jason DeRusha Earn?

DeRusha earns an annual salary which has been approximated at $80,000-$200,000 although this may vary depending on his position. The exact amounts will be updated later.

How Much is Jason DeRusha Worth?

DeRusha is worth a fortune which he has accumulated successfully mostly through working as an anchor and reporter.

Jason DeRusha Achievements

Minnesota Monthly declared him on the “Power 75” list, writing, “and also Marquette University named him the Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012. Prior to joining the WCCO-TV team, Jason reported for three years at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. Before that, he was a weekend news anchor at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, and also reported for WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill. Also, he interned successfully at “ABC World News Tonight” in New York.

Jason has received more than 20 Regional Emmy Awards nominations and received Regional Emmys for Anchoring WCCO This Morning, and for breaking news coverage. Also for reporting his DeRusha Eats segment and the Good Question segment. Further, he actively participated in the position of President of the Board of Governors of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Jason is an excellent speaker and host of charity fundraisers.

DeRusha often serves as a fill-in host at WCCO Radio and has frequently written for Minnesota regional magazines since 2009. He has been the food critic for Minnesota Monthly . Jason is a glass art collector as well as a judge for the Uptown Art Fair. He unluckily tried to blow a couple of glass art pieces, with limited success. Jason earned her political science and broadcast communication degrees where she graduated magna cum laude at Marquette University.

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