Jason Nguyen joined KATU as a Morning General Assignment Reporter in November of 2016.
Most of the time Jason can be found with a cup of coffee in his hand while working. If he is not working, you’ll find him with his dog Buddy exploring Portland and the great outdoors.
Excited to get back to an urban environment with great food and music Jason is glad to call Portland home.
Jason brings a decade of news experience to K2. He’s done a variety of jobs which makes him a unique utility player.
The proud graduate of the University of Toledo didn’t have to go far to get his first job in news.
Jason started his career in 2007 as a photographer/editor with WTVG in Toledo, Ohio.
He moved to Fort Myers, Florida that same year as a photojournalist and live truck operator for WINK. Jason covered the BP oil spill, crime, immigration, storms and wild fires.
Late 2009, Jason learned his mother had Pancreatic Cancer. He would make the move back to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio a year later to be with family. Jason was lucky to get a job with WKYC as a multimedia journalist and weekend assignment desk/web editor.
In Cleveland, Jason covered convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell after burying 11 women around his home. He was on the ground when Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Georgina “Gina” DeJesus were found and covered the case until its end.
Jason’s mother would pass away in August of 2012, but not before shining a light on Pancreatic Cancer with the Pancreatic Cancer Network in the City of Cleveland. He continued to volunteer in Salt Lake City, Utah. And plans to volunteer here in Portland.
In 2014, Jason took a reporting job in Salt Lake City with KTVX. Jason would break news, dig deeper into stories and take viewers on a trip to Vietnam to show surgery by a local doctor and his team would prevent children and their families from being bullied.
Jason is a very outgoing guy who believes in community first!
Don’t be afraid to reach out to Jason any time on Twitter @FollowWIN. Facebook at JasonNguyenKATU or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how he can help you or if you have a cool event/place you think he should check out.