Jason Matheson is a fantastic selection as our Best TV Newsperson, but he just as easily could have scored Best Local Girl/Boy Made Good. Fox 9’s The Jason Show was tested in various national markets last year, and its effortlessly charming, fun-loving host passed with flying colors. Beginning in June, morning audiences in Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Orlando, and Phoenix will experience the Indiana-raised, Minneapolis-based rising talk-show star. Matheson recently shared his secret formula with City Pages: combine Oprah’s heart, Fallon’s light-heartedness, Wendy Williams’ hot topics, and mix in plenty of Jason. His big personality shines especially bright during celeb interviews, like when he told Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, “I’m as gay as a Golden Girls reunion, but I’d marry you in a heartbeat.” America might soon be falling for Matheson, too.
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