Jason Raven joined the WRDW News Team in October 2016.
Jason comes to News 12 NBC 26 after about a one-year stint with SNN, the Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Jason began his television career in November 2015 working weekends at SNN- while wrapping up his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. In December 2015, two days after graduating, he became a full-time employee.
While at SNN, Jason covered the January 2016 Siesta Key tornado, the Cuban national rowing team training for the Olympics in Sarasota, Tropical Storm Colin, Hurricane Hermine and the August officer involved shooting at the Punta Gorda Police Department.
Jason is a big fan of the USF Bulls, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Buccaneers, and Rays.
Jason was born in Panama City, Panama and is fluent in Spanish. He is from a military family and he has lived in Germany, North Dakota, Texas, Georgia and Florida.
He enjoys spending time outdoors and is looking forward to exploring what the area has to offer. If you have any story ideas you can email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter (@JasonWRDW) or you can like his Facebook page (Jason Raven WRDW).