Jason Sloss loves covering news and being able to do it from his hometown. Jason grew up a baseball nut in El Cajon and played ball at Grossmont High School before heading to Brigham Young University. After a year at BYU, his rotator cuff told him his playing days were over. With the desire to stay in sports, he got in with the college TV station as a sportscaster and graduated with a broadcast journalism degree.
After Jason covered sports at the ABC affiliate KIFI and the CBS affiliate KBCI in Idaho, along with the FOX affiliate KSTU in Salt Lake City, an opportunity came up to return to Southern California. He took a job as a news anchor/reporter for KESQ, an ABC affiliate in Palm Springs. He spent eight years covering everything from natural disasters to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The more memorable moments included interviewing former President Bill Clinton and covering the funeral of former President Gerald Ford. Jason feels it was a privilege to report on operations at the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms and talking one-on-one with several generals along with many of our fine service members, some as they received medals for combat bravery.
Jason and his wife are thrilled to be closer to family and look forward to covering stories and issues that affect the FOX 5 viewers.
Which professional sport would you play and why? Baseball — nothing better.
If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? Voice-over artist would be a good gig.
What’s something that no one knows about you? I speak pretty fluent Spanish after living in Spain for two years.
Dinner for five, who would you invite (dead or alive)? Benjamin Franklin, Sandy Koufax, Keith Richards, my wife and Russell Crowe (for her).