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 CBS, 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 8 years covering everything from natural disasters to the Coachella Music 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 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 – while following his San Diego Chargers!

What’s on your iPod? The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Eric Clapton, Elton John… others, but you get the idea.

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 5, who would you invite? (Dead or alive) Benjamin Franklin, Sandy Koufax, Keith Richards, my wife and Russell Crowe (for her).

Recent Articles
  • No jail time for woman who plotted rape prank

    SAN DIEGO — A former “Mother of the Year” who pleaded guilty to felony stalking was sentenced Friday to one year of electronic surveillance and five years of probation. Kathy J. Rowe, 53, had been being charged with soliciting the rape of a woman who bought a Carmel Valley home they both wanted. In court, Rowe said she was sorry for what she put the woman and her husband through. “I just wanted to say how humiliated I am by […]


    California Chrome expected to race in Hollywood Derby at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. — Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome is expected to run in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday. A final decision to run wasn’t made until California Chrome got in a workout on the turf Sunday morning. “First time in this horse’s life he had been out on the turf, on the grass. He seemed to take to it quite nicely. He was more curious than anything else,” said Joe Harper, president […]

  • Camp Pendleton Marine receives Bronze Star

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Capt. Derek Herrera is exactly the kind of Marine one would expect to receive the Bronze Star. Standing tall with the help of robotic braces on his legs, Herrera walked to his ceremony at Camp Pendleton Friday. In June 2012, Capt. Herrera was leading a special ops team in Afghanistan when they were hit by an ambush. Herrera was shot in the shoulder and a bullet lodged in his spine. He continued to fight as he called […]

  • Residents rattled by series of car burglaries

    ALPINE, Calif. — Neighbors in a secluded part of Alpine said they don’t normally worry about crime in their community, but that has changed after a series of vehicle break-ins. Jennifer Lundy, an 18 year-old college student, said someone broke into her truck parked outside her home early Wednesday morning. “I went to reach for my wallet, and it was gone,” said Lundy. She called her father to ask if he had been in her truck. “I told her I didn’t,” said her […]

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    Hazmat team called after raid at South Bay drug lab

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Federal drug agents raided a South Bay condominium believed to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, aided by local police, served a search warrant at a condominium unit in 700 block of Broadway and seized more than 100 pounds of liquid methamphetamine. After entering the unit, agents called in the county hazardous materials team and taped of the entrances to the unit. The team remained at the residence for several hours. According to […]

  • Man pleads not guilty to throwing away puppy

    EL CAJON, Calif. – A man accused of throwing away a puppy in East County last summer pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty and abandonment Thursday. On Aug. 28, a surveillance camera recorded images of a man hurling a 6-month-old black-and-white pitbull mix onto the grounds of a commercial property on the 1100 block of D Street in Ramona, according to Deputy District Attorney Bradon Owens. The man was later identified as 20-year-old Gary Sartor of Ramona. “The evidence […]

  • San Diegans view partial solar eclipse

    SAN DIEGO — More than a hundred people gathered outside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center to view the partial solar eclipse Thursday. It was the first partial solar eclipse visible from San Diego since 2012. The next visible one won’t happen until 2017. “Enjoy them when they hit because they are rare,” said Dr. Lisa Will, the resident astronomer with the Science Center. Fleet staff answered questions and gave demonstrations on how to safely view the eclipse. Many people […]

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    City accused of failing to clean up storm water runoff

    SAN DIEGO – The city of San Diego is being warned it must do a better job of enforcing regulations to prevent pollution from getting into the storm drains and flowing into bays and the Pacific Ocean. In a settlement reached with the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, the city could get hit with up to $1 million in fines if it doesn’t make upgrades with storm water management. Bill Harris with the city’s transportation and storm water […]

  • City’s storm water system inadequate, whistleblower says

    SAN DIEGO — A recent storm is prompting new warnings about flooding dangers in San Diego. During a meeting of the City Council’s Environment Committee , a video exposed outdated equipment and a lack of security at storm water facilities and pumping stations. The video shows a whistleblower who works for the city’s Transportation and Storm Water Department giving Councilman David Alvarez a tour and pointing out the trouble areas. “We have multiple break-ins all the time with transients cutting […]

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