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

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Catholic schools announce plans to return to in-person learning for grades 3-12

Students in UW-Madison dorm quarantine share inside perspective

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Kenosha residents respond to Joe Biden's visit

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Community responds to President Trump visiting Kenosha

Some MMSD staff asked to choose between in-person learning or resigning

Madison could get one step closer to overseeing its police department tonight

'Speak up. Do something': How Madison businesses can play a role in social justice reform

Meet the people who get together at the top of State Street every day to educate, unite for a common cause

Downtown Madison business owners share different opinions on what the damage to stores is doing

The months-long wait for unemployment benefits: One woman shares the consequences this has had on her family

Here's what doctors are saying about being co-infected with COVID-19 and the flu

Avoiding a COVID outbreak at UW-Madison: Doctors say the ball is in students' court to act responsibly

Students say they've been seeing a lack of social distancing and a disregard of public health guidelines as many start to move back in to student housing

UW Madison School of Education launches multimillion dollar program to address teacher shortage

U.S. Department of Education finds that student enrollment in teacher preparation programs has declined by one-third since 2010

Dane County implementing new strategies to help reduce gun violence

CEO donates $10K to pay for Anisa Scott's funeral to give her 'the home going celebration she deserves'

What to do if your home is struck by bullets

Community organizations need funding to help keep Madison safe following uptick in gun violence

More people are being poisoned from drinking hand sanitizer

Urban League of Greater Madison allocates $5,000,000 to increase black homeownership

Organizers say they hope this will be a small step forward toward achieving racial equality in homeownership

'We will lean on one another to make our district a better district': Meet MMSD's new Superintendent

Sun Prairie girl exceeds birthday goal of making back-to-school packages for low-income families

Goodman's Jewelers reopens for the first time in months

Madison Mayor addresses restrictions on businesses, eviction prevention, immigrant family funding efforts

City of Madison commits to $100,000 small business loan match

MPD: New record number of shots fired incidents in one month

Rape Crisis Center explains why masks can be triggering for survivors of sexual assault

Woman making 'smile mask' to help kids with special needs, people who are hard of hearing

UW Health doctor answers man-on-the-street questions about COVID-19

Dr. Jeff Pothof stood on State Street to answer people's questions about the virus

'No one should be without a house': Dozens gather outside Capitol protesting rent, evictions

A federal eviction moratorium ended Friday, putting millions at risk of losing their homes in the coming months

'They work for us. They need to answer to us': Letter demands certain qualities be met in hiring new Madison police chief

Within 48 hours of publication, the letter has around 500 signatures and counting