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

'When you see buses, drive like your kid is getting off of it': Girl nearly gets hit getting off school bus

Child psychiatrist helps parents deal with unknowns as kids return to school

From HBO/Showtime production to UW Health doctor; how witnessing 9/11 changed her life

"Like every New Yorker, it's a day that I will never forget": After witnessing the attacks, one local doctor said she couldn't go back to making movies.

Madison moms hiking, fundraising to save Afghan female athletes being targeted by Taliban

Congressional Republicans tour Fort McCoy, express concern over refugees' status

Looking for ways to help Afghan refugees? Open Doors for Refugees seeking donations, volunteers

Dozens of complaints filed against businesses not following indoor mask mandate

Dad jokes posted outside couple's home helps neighbor walk again

Forget the guinea pig, adopt a cow! Dairy farms across Wisconsin looking for classrooms to adopt calves

The Adopt A Cow program is hoping for as many schools as possible to register this year to bring new appreciation to dairy farmers of Wisconsin

Waunakee woman brings joy to thousands with chalkboard message of the day

Hundreds pitch in to surprise Madison server with $4,500 tip after receiving homophobic note, no tip from customer

'I'd like to help them all if we can': Stoughton veteran who served in Afghanistan asks for donations for refugees

COVID-19 antibodies found in white-tailed deer

'Their people are desperate': Jewish Social Services of Madison to help with influx of Afghan refugees

Here's who is eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot

How a 20-year-old Madison man is changing his neighborhood one box of chalk at a time

Madison restaurants pledge to help minority owned businesses recover from pandemic

A new bill would allow you to bring your dog into more Wisconsin businesses

The bill would allow dogs into stores that sell prepackaged food

People explain what changed their minds about getting vaccinated, why they waited until now

$400,000 grant allows Urban League of Greater Madison to launch Black Business Hub

UW researchers awarded $4 million from NFL to study hamstring injuries

Madison woman 'traumatized' after officers held her at gunpoint for car mistakenly listed as stolen

People infected with Delta variant have 1000x more copies of virus in respiratory tracts, study shows

Private investigator launches program to search businesses for hidden cameras

More people asking to mix COVID-19 vaccines; Here's why doctors don't recommend this

Madison Common Council to accept final report, policy on police-worn body cameras

'It's amazing': A look at Wisconsin's new gender neutral option for parents on birth certificates

100 dogs flown in to Dane County, looking for furever home

Monona's first Black and openly gay police chief shares triumphs, challenges of his new role

'Exciting but sad at the same time': Public health staff reflect as COVID testing, vaccinations at Alliant Energy Center come to an end

Oregon artist inspires Black youth through portrait drawings displayed in schools

Housing prices continue to climb in Dane County. Here's the average price of a home today

School districts pleading Republican lawmakers for more state funding on education

Wedding venues booking years out due to postponed 2020 dates

Dane County health organizations want your input on how to improve health inequities

Chemtool fire evacuees uncertain when they can go home

'I guess file unemployment for now': Chemtool employee describes waking up to workplace on fire

Newborn triplet goes through life-saving heart surgery

mRNA technology used in COVID vaccines now being tested to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases

Hot temps causing roads to buckle; Here's where the most problematic areas are