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Jason knew from a very early age what he wanted to do with his life. “My goal…really, my dream since I was a little kid…was to be a broadcaster. I was always fascinated by radio and TV. This isn’t just my job. It’s truly my passion.” Jason is a lifelong Philadelphian and has been in broadcasting in this market since 1992. In fact, this is his second tour of duty as a weatherman here at Channel 17. Jason was a fill in weatherguy for “WB17 News at 10” from 2000-2002. He has also done weather for WFMZ in Allentown, and been a traffic reporter for 6ABC Action News, as well as Tango Traffic. Jason began in radio, having worked full-time at the old B101 from 1994 – 2006. He also worked for 95.7 BEN-FM, Sportsradio WIP, and various stations in New Jersey. These days, Jason is back at 101.1 FM, now known as “More FM”, every Sunday morning from 6-9AM. Jason is a three-time Philadelphia AIR Award winner for his work on the radio. Having an appreciation for the history of broadcasting, Jason loves being a part of the news team at PHL17, a station with such a rich and storied history in Philadelphia. Regardless of the weather, his upbeat attitude and witty jokes (well…HE thinks they are witty) will add sunshine to your mornings.


Recent Articles
  • Olive Garden stops by for National Pasta Day

      It is National Pasta Day, so we at PHL17 used our “noodle” to think of how we could celebrate such a great day.  Who better than The Olive Garden to have in our studio on National Pasta Day?  Juan Perez from the Willow Grove Olive Garden joined us on PHL17 Morning News, to show how we can set up a pasta bar in our own home, and do it for pennes…I mean pennies.  Juan is a great chef…he is […]

  • Exercises for the busy new mom

    Moms are busy, to say the least, and that is especially true of new moms.  The folks from Physiofit stopped by our PHL17 studios to spend some time with Jason Lee, and demonstrate exercises that new moms can do…and all they need is a stroller.  These are moves that are easy to do, and they can be done anywhere.  The point being, that exercise is important.  And even though we are all pressed for time these days, there is ample […]

  • “The Beauty of Giving” hosted by Manestreem

    Manestreem is a beauty and wellness app…they call it “The Uber of beauty”.  The Manestreem folks do hair, nails, massage and other services in people’s homes, offices or hotel rooms.  Now the Manestreem folks want to give back to the community by hosting “The Beauty of Giving”, tonight at The Assembly Rooftop Lounge on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Santos Gonzalez from Manestreem joined our Jennifer Lewis Hall live on PHL17 Morning News to tell us all about the event.  All […]

  • Gridiron Goodies Part Two

      The Eagles opener is coming up on Sunday, and we all know food goes along with football.  PHL17’s David Grzybowski was joined by former Eagle offensive lineman Tra Thomas, and Chris Mentzer from Rastelli Market Fresh, to whip up some game day favorites.  Here, Chris explains how to make perfect wings.  He uses a combination of siracha and honey…for the ideal mix of sweet and spicy.  So many people love wings and consume a lot of them on game […]

  • Gridiron Goodies Part One

      The Eagles opener is coming up on Sunday, and we all know food goes along with football.  PHL17’s David Grzybowski was joined by former Eagle offensive lineman Tra Thomas, and Chris Mentzer from Rastelli Market Fresh, to whip up some game day favorites.  Here, Chris explains why burger sliders are so easy to incorporate into your tailgating.  Easy to make, and perfect for tailgating in the parking lots at Lincoln Financial Field.  You can plan out the toppings and […]

  • Beauty Expert Kate DePonte gives some summer tips

    As summer winds down, Beauty Expert Kate DePonte joined PHL17’s Lauren Berman in our studio to give some tips on getting through the heat of the remaining summer days.  Everything from skin care to hair care to deodorant, Kate gives great tips.  She also has ideas for what to take to the beach, and a great resource to check out for other ideas.  And for those who want to avoid the sun, she has a recommendation for a bronzer.  Really […]

  • My Philadelphia Story – A display of memories from people across the area

      Something very special will soon be unveiled at Philadelphia International Airport.  It’s a gigantic wall of small boxes, each with an item that represents a story.  Appropriately, the is called “My Philadelphia Story”, and the items on the wall will be immortalized forever.  The project was the brainchild of artist Matthew Price, along with his wife.  They do a lot of traveling, and thought something like this would help people pass the time at the airport.  In this report, […]

  • Eagles cheerleaders talk about their 2017 calendar

    Now that Eagles pre-season football is upon us, the Eagles cheerleaders are getting set to unveil their 2017 calendar.  It’s always a popular item among Birds fans, and the calendar this year surely won’t disappoint.  Matt Alba was joined live in the studio by three of the Eagles cheerleaders…Julia, Snow and Victoria (who happens to be the covergirl).  The ladies talk about what it’s like to be a part of such a popular item, and what it’s like to be […]

  • Shirley’s Run 5K and Dog Walk

      We love helping pets at PHL17, so when we heard about this event, we wanted to pass it along to you.  It is “Shirley’s Run and 5K Dog Walk”, taking place this weekend in Maple Glen.  Ross Schriftman and his dog Happy Girl joined Matt Alba to talk about the event.  Proceeds benefit animal shelters throughout Montgomery County.  Shirley’s Run is named after Ross’ Mom, Shirley Schriftman, who was passionate about helping animals.  Ross is so dedicated to keeping […]

  • Flyers great Bob Kelly visits Bucks County campers

    What a treat for a group of campers in Bucks County.  Flyer great Bob “The Hound” Kelly visited the campers at The Warwick Township Day Camp to help kids learn about hockey, as well as teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship.  The kids got to play some floor hockey with a Flyers legend, and even try to score a goal on him.  The campers were decked out in their Flyers orange and black, and they had a blast.  They even got to […]