Jason focuses primarily on stories about economics, but also covers topics ranging from U.S. foreign policy to climate change. He is also covering U.S. politics for the 2012 presidential and Congressional elections. During his time at The World, Jason has reported from more than a dozen countries and 20 states, including the top of a rickety tower 150 feet above the Panamanian jungle, an abandoned town near Chernobyl, Ukraine, and the grassy plains of North Dakota.
Jason has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA. Prior to joining The World in 2006, Jason was a reporter with KQED Public Radio in its Sacramento bureau, The Seattle Times newspaper, and CBS MarketWatch in San Francisco. He is the recipient of multiple reporting awards from Northern California journalism associations and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Throughout his various travels, his favorite place remains the Sierra Nevada mountains of his native Northern California, but Australia and the islands of the Philippines rank pretty high too. Jason now lives in Boston with his wife and two children. He believes it’s possible to support both the Red Sox and the Giants without any conflicts of interest.