Jason Hackett (born in 1982) is an American Journalist, News Anchor, Television Personality, and Reporter from Florida. He works as a KOCO 5 News Morning anchor. He started his career many years and used to work with KSGF-FM network in Springfield, Missouri.
Later, Jason began serving as a journalist for Garden Center Magazine. He also worked for one of the leading trade publications named “Greenhouse Management”. He also worked for various radio stations like KFAQ-AM and WTMJ-AM.
Some of his other appearances in the numerous platforms are KAMR-TV (Amarillo, TX), KIVI-TV, KERO-TV, KGUN-TV, WFTX-TV, KSHB-TV, WFTS-TV, WCPO-TV, etc. Recently, Hackett involved in a controversy after his co-anchor made a racist “Gorilla” remark.
Full Story – His Co-host Alex Housden Compared him to a Gorilla
According to Wikipedia, the incident took place on August 22, 2019, when he and Alex Housden were reacting to a light-hearted video from the Oklahoma City Zoo. It was a video about an ape named Fin who was getting close to the camera.
Jason and Housden were laughing over Fin during the morning program on KOCO-TV on Thursday. Suddenly, Alex ended the segment by commenting that the gorilla kinda looks like him.
A facebook user “Joy Shana” recorded the remark and uploaded it on the internet. The video went viral on the internet immediately. She received many hate messages on Facebook.
Moreover, one person said that whether Alex finds all Afro-American look like gorillas. The next day, the co-anchors appeared on the same show in order to address the issue. Alex emotionally accepted that she said something inconsiderate and inappropriate.
Then, she turned to Hackett and told him that she loves him a lot and would never hurt his feeling purposely. She also said that she apologized from the bottom of her heart to all the people who got offended by her improper words.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Jason Hackett.|
|Profession||Journalist, News Anchor, Television Personality, and Reporter.|
|Famous for||KOCO 5 News Morning Anchor.|
|Age (As of 2018)||37 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1982.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||not available.|
|House In||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 7".
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.7 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 72 Kg.
Pounds: 158 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||42-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||8.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Name not available.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Names are not disclosed by him.|
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors degree.|
|Alma Mater.||The University of Florida.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Jennifer Lopez.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Favorite Color||Dark Blue.|
|Love to do||Reading.|
|Favorite Food||Mexican Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$500,000 US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Jason Hackett
- Biography: Journalist Jason Hackett was born in 1982 in Florida, USA. Hence, his age is 37 years old, as of 2019.
- He completed his school education from a local school.
- Later, Jason graduated from The University of Florida and received a Bachelor Degree in Journalism.
- Hackett created content for agricultural news website like “AgFax” “Farms”.
- He also made various appearances in the media Network with channels like KNXV-TV, WXYZ-TV, WMYD-TV, KGTV-TV, etc.
- After Alex said sorry to him, Jason replied with compassion and said that he accepted her apology but Housden’s words did hurt him.
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- However, he tried to keep his calm during the show and didn’t argue with Alex.
- Hackett also said that he hoped this incident become a teachable moment for others.
- Some viewers called her apology as fake. They also asked the channel to fire her from the network.
- As of relationship, Jason never mentioned anything about his love life or girlfriend on the internet. But we will update you in the coming days about his affair.