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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Jason Handman

Class of 2007, Bachelor's

Jason Handman started at WOIO/WUAB in October 2009.  He came to Cleveland from AccuWeather, where Jason presented weather for Bloomberg Television and local affiliates across the country.  Additionally, Jason covered winter and tropical storms on location.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Jason started his weather career in high school, where he presented a live weather report to the entire school on the televised morning announcements.
After high school, Jason headed west where he attended the University of Southern California. In Los Angeles, he interned with the Los Angeles ABC affiliate, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sirius Satellite Radio, and worked for the world famous KROQ radio station. Additionally, Jason had the opportunity to do live weather, sports and entertainment reporting on The KTLA Morning Show.

Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California and completed meteorology courses with Mississippi State University.
In his spare time, Jason likes to play the piano, run, play tennis, go to Costco and travel. While he loves to eat, he is a terrible cook, and therefore looks forward to dining out!

Besides for rooting for his USC Trojans, Jason can’t wait to head to Cavs, Browns and Indians games. Jason is honored to be a part of the team bringing you Cleveland’s most accurate forecast.  He is thrilled to call Cleveland home.


What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:

Writing, reporting and networking.  Most importantly: take advantage of Los Angeles and all it offers.

What were your duties at ATVN? :

Reporter, Writer, Shooter, Editor

How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:

I’ve found the writing and reporting skills from ATVN and Annenberg to be extremely helpful every day.  At my last job, the editing skills were invaluable.

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

Work hard and don’t give up!  If this is your dream, do everything to make it happen.

What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:

Only take it if you feel comfortable with the job and location.  Make sure the people are happy, the vibe is right and the pay is livable.


November 1, 2006

Jason Handman found out there's more to student voting than just registration


October 25, 2006

Jason Handman gets in to character as he takes a look at the Halloween season

A peak inside the new Galen Center

October 11, 2006

ATVN'S Jason Handman takes a sneak peak at the new Galen Center.


September 27, 2006

Jason Handman explains the new bill set to reduce greenhouse gases

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