Jason Hurst - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jason Hurst

Jason comes to Region 8 Sports by way of our Raycom Media station WTOL in Toledo and WCTV, Tallahassee, Florida where he was Sports Director for 2 years. Jason kept the local viewers updated every step of the way during Florida State's National Championship season and quarterback Jameis Winston's Heisman Trophy winning season. Jason understands the importance of college and high school football in our area and brings a wealth of experience covering the ACC, MEAC and SEC along with high school football coverage in both South Georgia and North Florida.
Prior to his stay in Tallahassee, Jason spent four and a half years in another football rich tradition area, Jackson, MS. While at WJTV, Jason anchored and reported local sports and found himself smack dab in the middle of SEC country where he covered both Ole Miss and Mississippi State closely. The football coverage didn't stop there. He covered Southern Miss, SWAC Football and the New Orleans Saints.
Jason says one of the best parts about his job is uncovering amazing human interest stories. He has won awards for his work on a 60 year old football player and an amputee track athlete. In addition, he says the stories he has told which include a PGA golfer on his third heart, a high school football player with cerebral palsy, a homeless girl who earned a college track scholarship to name a few is what makes his job so rewarding. The ability to show the human interest side of sports is what makes it all worth it. He's ready to tell your story. Be sure to contact him at jhurst@kait8.com or on Twitter: @JHurstKAIT
Jason is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. After college he interned at the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). He has some amazing stories from that experience, be sure to ask.
When Jason is not busy working he enjoys watching sports, working out or practicing on his electric guitars. The Connecticut native is a diehard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, loves UCONN basketball, still believes the Hartford Whalers are alive and ticking, and when it comes to the NFL he roots for the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins.
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