Jason Knowles Biography
Jason Knowles is an American financial adviser, TV personality and consumer investigator, for the ABC 7 Chicago’s prestigious I-Team and is known for recovering several thousands of dollars for consumers who have been wronged or mistreated by companies in the Chicago area, or, who have been victims of scams and rip-offs. He is known for exposing dozens of alleged con-artists on camera and recovered thousands of dollars for consumers who say they were wronged by large companies and local businesses. He’s also uncovered potential Red Light Camera Traps, Real Estate Scams and problems with toxic Lead Paint and Lead Water in our community.
Knowles started his broadcasting career in Hopkinsville, Kentucky as a weekend anchor and then worked at WTVG 13 ABC Toledo as an Investigative reporter where he began that station’s I-Team. While at WTVG 13, Knowles created a special segment called the Restaurant Report Card that highlighted the sanitary conditions in local restaurants. Knowles covered the opening of Oprah Winfrey’s girls’ school in South Africa and also field produced for the 2008 Republican National Convention and the First Inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington D.C.
Prior to becoming a Consumer Investigative Reporter Knowles was both a morning reporter and general assignment reporter for ABC 7 Chicago covering breaking news. he covered the second inauguration of President Barack Obam and in December of 2013, Knowles was promoted to the ABC 7 I-Team and was the first on-air addition to the team in 30 years.
Knowles has appeared on Good Morning America where he exposed that smart chips could fall out of credit cards and for how hotel room reservations can be hijacked. He has also been featured on CNN’s Larry King Live and Inside Edition. Knowles is well-known in the Chicago area for exposing flaws in red light cameras and has uncovered red light traps in the suburbs that have resulted in growing revenue for some suburban communities.
He was the General Assignment Reporter at WLS ABC 7 Chicago from February 2009 – January 2014 (5 years). While at WLS ABC 7 Chicago he was the special producer from June 2004 – February 2009 (4 years 9 months) which included Researched, enterprise and wrote investigative, consumer and tech stories.
Jason Knowles Age
Knowles was born in 1974 near Cleveland, Ohio. He is 44 years old as of 2018.
Jason Knowles Family
Less is known about his life, information about his parents, siblings and early life has not been disclosed to the public yet.
Jason Knowles Wife
Extremely private Jason Knowles has never been married and hence has now wife. Moreso he is living his life outside the limelight.
Jason Knowles Education
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, attended Kenston High School where he graduated in 1992. He later proceeded to Bowling Green State University, where he earned a degree in Communications in 1996.
Jason Knowles Honors and Awards
Ohio A.P. Award – 1999 Best Reporter Ohio A.P. Award – 2000 Best Reporter Ohio A.P. Award– 2000
Investigative Series Ohio A.P. Award – 2000 Continuing Coverage Crystal Award of Excellence – 2000 Best Single News Story Ohio A.P. Award – 2001 Best Investigative Ohio A.P. Award – 2002 Best Investigative
Ohio A.P. Award – 2004 Best Investigative Chicago Emmy Nominations- 2005 Best Medical, 2006 Best
Single News Feature, 2007 Best Education 2008 NABJ Award – Best International Story, Oprah Winfrey’s new girls’ school in South Africa 2009 Emmy Award- Best Soft News, Inauguration of Barack Obama coverage; Nominated for Best Consumer Investigative on Cabbie Card swap story- 2015; Recipient of best Consumer Investigative reporting by the Chicago Better Business Bureau 2015.
Jason Knowles Organizations
Investigative Reporters and Editors
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
Jason Knowles ABC
Jason Knowles is a Consumer Investigative reporter for the ABC 7 Chicago’s prestigious I-Team. Consumer Investigative Reporter Knowles was both a morning reporter and general assignment reporter for ABC 7 Chicago covering breaking news.
Jason Knowles Salary
Being a top consumer investigator, Knowles earns a great deal from his work. However, his salary is not yet revealed.
Jason Knowles House
In December 2014, Knowles sold his one-bedroom condo in East Lakeview for $260,000. He had bought it for $282,000 in 2010.
The unit had one remodeled bath with glass and porcelain tile and bamboo floors. Other features included all-new custom closets, new window treatments and an open kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances.