Jason Volentine joined Arizona's Family at the end of 2012.
Prior to making Phoenix his home, he spent nearly two years as a reporter and weekend anchor in Grand Rapids, Mich.
A graduate from the University of Nebraska, Jason started his journalism career -- while still in school -- as a sports photographer for KETV (ABC 7) in Omaha. At the same time he did play-by-play and color commentary for Doane College and several local high schools on KUTT Radio.
Broadcast journalism degree in hand, Jason landed his first full time TV job at KOLN/KGIN (CBS 10/11) in Lincoln, Neb. In a matter of months he worked his way up from general assignment reporter to anchoring the launch of Lincoln's first weekend morning show. He eventually became the weekend evening anchor at that station.
While in Lincoln, Jason covered several stories that grabbed national attention including the Omaha Von Maur mall shootings and the "Beatrice Six" case where DNA evidence cleared six people for a rape and murder 20 years after they went to prison.
Jason also won a 2007 Nebraska Associated Press award for investigative reporting and a 2009 Nebraska Broadcasters Association award for spot news coverage.
In December 2009, Jason moved to Houston to report for Tribune Broadcasting-owned KIAH (CW 39). After less than a year he was promoted to weekend anchor at the company's Grand Rapids station - WXMI (FOX 17).
Which brings us up to now.
Since joining 3TV, Jason has produced a variety of stories, both on air and online, including one that went viral, reaching a worldwide audience and shattering azfamily.com's traffic records.
Out of all the things Jason loves about his job, he values meeting people the most and is passionate about telling stories that give a voice to the most vulnerable. He also craves the creativity of storytelling and the adrenalin of live TV.
In addition to his broadcast journalism major, Jason minored in English and political science with a history emphasis.
In his spare time, Jason likes to hike the Valley's mountains, run, read, follow college football (Nebraska Huskers) and enjoy the warm Arizona sun and palm trees.
If you see Jason out and about, say hi... He loves to talk!