Born and raised in Delaware (a place many still aren't sure qualifies as being large enough to be called a state), Jason attended Syracuse University in frigid central New York. Afterwards he stumbled around to several temp jobs before finding his calling as a reporter at the Community News in Hockessin, Delaware.

Jason moved on to a stint at the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsyvlania, before deciding to head to warmer climes at The Bakersfield Californian, where he's covered all manner of criminal wrongdoing.

Hobbies include movies, books, eating and — occasionally — exercise.