Jason Knowles' reports are featured on two of Chicago's Number One-rated newscasts, ABC 7 News This Morning and ABC 7 News at 11:00 am. Knowles has reported live from just about every Chicago neighborhood and suburb where there is an important local story to tell.
Since joining ABC 7 News as a reporter in February of 2009, Jason has covered countless breaking and developing stories that end up making national headlines, including President Obama's visits to Chicago, Oprah Winfey's final shows, both Blagojevich trials and the Drew Peterson case. Knowles can also be seen chasing down stories and politicians at City Hall and the Dirksen Federal Courthouse as well as covering hearings at the Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California.
Knowles first came to ABC 7 in 2004 as a special projects producer, where he garnered exclusive stories for the 10 PM News. He worked on many investigative and consumer special segments.
Knowles traveled to South Africa to cover the opening of Oprah Winfrey's Girls' school. He also field produced for the 2008 Republican National Convention and the Inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington D.C. for ABC 7. He won an Emmy for his coverage at the Inauguration and also has won dozens of awards in his 15 years of working in the television news industry.
Prior to joining ABC 7 as a producer, Knowles acquired extensive experience as an on-air reporter. He spent eight years on the air at various stations including WTVG-TV, the ABC-owned station in Toledo, Ohio, where he was their Investigative Reporter and Consumer Troubleshooter. He also worked as a reporter and anchor at WKAG-TV in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Knowles lives on the north side of Chicago and enjoys working out, spending time with friends and enjoying Chicago summers. Besides news, Knowles loves to keep up with the latest in movies, television and pop culture.
Jason graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and he is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.