Jamie Perez

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Hometown: Sacramento, CA

High School: C.K. McClatchy High School

College: California State University, Northridge

Other Journalism Experience: Reporter/Anchor/Producer at KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa

Started at News 3 Now on: June 11, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? How much there is to do! I also love that it’s a college town. Oh, and there’s so many good food options!

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? The Sun Prairie Explosion as well as the historic flooding here in Madison.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love eating. When I’m not eating, I like to go hiking, go to craft fairs, explore new shops, write poems, sing and dance!

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Chocolate Chip and Strawberry!

What is your favorite place to vacation? I’ve only been to Europe once but I want to go back! It was so beautiful!

Who is your hero and why? John Sharify. He’s a special projects reporter at KING 5 in Seattle. I wouldn’t be where I am today in terms of storytelling if it weren’t for him. He is everything I aspire to be in a journalist and human being.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? Pole dancing!

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? The ability to save dog’s lives so they could live forever.

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? Oprah Winfrey. I think she has such an awesome history that would make such a compelling interview.

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? Eating. Period.

What is your favorite song of all time? The Real Slim Shady by Eminem. I can rap every lyric. Not kidding.

What is your favorite book of all time? I love all books by Chuck Palahnuik.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Everything that happens to you, happens for you.

If you could relive any moment…what would that be? The moment I met John Sharify lol

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was so young, I don’t really remember it happening. I think I was at home getting ready for school though.

Articles

Best of Madison Hot Yoga Studio asks for community's help to prevent closing permanently

Former Visions strip club site to be turned into community grocery store

New location for homeless encampment faces opposition, handful choosing to stay at Reindahl Park

'I owe my life to them': COVID-19 survivor reunites with healthcare workers who saved him

Madison nurse shares Mother's Day victory as her 13-year-old daughter is now cancer free

Public Health, doctors explain what could help us reach herd immunity as vaccination rates slow

City of Madison to reduce speed limit to 20 mph in some residential neighborhoods

Homeless population stuck in limbo after council rejects men's shelter location, orders eviction from park encampment

Dane Co. law enforcement agencies commit to hiring 30% sworn female officers by 2030

'I just got really lucky': Domestic violence survivor shot in face asks for community's help in providing for 11-month-old son

Public health says restaurants can open at 75% capacity; Restaurant owners say most won't be able to

Put your phones down, watch your speed on the Beltline; increased patrol may be coming soon

Rare wood that sat in storage for 100 years in Madison will be used to fix damage from Capitol riots

Clogged Clorox wipes cause 100-gallon sewage backup for Prairie du Sac building owner

Madison woman who helps feed homeless asking for community's help

Exclusive look inside crisis response training that will be offered to police this summer

Mystery solved: Artist behind small metal sculptures placed on Hoyt Park pyramid reveals himself

Hot yoga studio offers class for fully vaccinated; Attorney explains legality of requiring proof of vaccination

Madison caravan to travel to Minnesota, providing protestors with food, water and medical supplies

City of Madison will no longer recycle plastic bags; Here's where you can take yours so they don't end up in a landfill

Oregon woman's free food pantry mends her heart through tragedy while fighting community's food insecurities

Black men's health clinic teams up with barbershops to get Black clientele vaccinated

Dane County Jail begins vaccinating inmates

Honeybee Cannabis Company partners with Madison-based businesses to help get through hardships of pandemic

A new era of policing: What local police departments are doing to improve response to mental health crisis calls

'I don't think people realize just how easy it is to become homeless': Beacon staff share realities through pandemic

Dane County Sheriff axes food slot hole virtual court appearance for defendants

Addiction recovery services offered in emergency rooms as overdoses increase

The push to make virtual court appearances less 'dehumanizing' for defendants

Men's homeless shelter to increase security, require weapons screening following shooting

Trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Here are several ways how

Madison woman makes national headlines after returning book to New York library 63 years late

City of Madison's Pothole Patrol responds to thousands of pothole complaints as spring approaches

How COVID-19 testing has evolved since pandemic was declared one year ago today

Doctor explains 'COVID Arm': What it is, what to do if you get it

'So much enthusiasm, relief, appreciation': Thousands of educators begin vaccination process at Alliant Energy Center

The unsung hero behind St. Dennis School's successful reopening

MMSD survey results show 62% of 4k-2nd grade students will return to in-person learning this month

Sun Prairie students team up with State Street artist to paint giant mural in school hallways