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

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

City clearing out McPike Park homeless encampment to prepare for public reopen this spring

Documents obtained by News 3 Now explain why Madison Police won't press charges in alleged hate crime incident

Adams County blown away with marketing campaign UW-Madison students did to increase winter tourism in the midst of pandemic

This Black-owned dance studio has provided a safe haven for kids in need; Now, they're pleading for community's help

A Madison middle school employee shares positive images of Black history, culture and experiences through student group

Reopening the Tony Robinson Case: Grandmother starts petition to get MPD officer fired for perjury

Robinson's grandmother believes she has enough evidence to get Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny fired for perjury

Boys & Girls Club CEO advises Sun Prairie Area School District to own up to mistakes and offer path forward

Madison College student, former chef at Epic creating web service to locate nearest food resources

New men's sober living home opens on Madison's east side

City of Madison to close McPike Park homeless encampment by end of February

Two Madison teachers, two very different perspectives on returning to in-person learning

Virtual mail service launches in Middleton to help businesses without a physical address

Middleton, Racine students named Wisconsin's Top Youth Volunteers of 2021

Sun Prairie Area School District responds to claim that partnership with YWCA was false

SPASD says all parties involved may have been partially correct

YWCA CEO says Sun Prairie School District lied about partnership following assignment on slavery

No criminal charges filed after MPD investigates alleged hate crime incident in front of Portillo's

Wisconsin catches up in vaccine distributions, now 18th highest state in total doses administered

Icy roads, sidewalks here to stay as temperatures drop through next week

Here are the most common questions the City gets every time it snows

'This one event feels like it's three steps back': How a virtual lesson plan slipped through the cracks at Patrick Marsh Middle School

State to launch online portal to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments

'A grave error in judgment:' Sun Prairie teachers placed on administrative leave for virtual lesson

Here's why you shouldn't post pictures of your COVID-19 vaccination card to social media

Here's what happens to your lungs when you get COVID

American Family Insurance rises to call for action, preserving State Street art in new book

The book is available now and free to the public

8-year-old Wisconsin girl speaking at Biden's inauguration talks about how she was picked for national stage

SSM Health now vaccinating local public safety agencies

Businesses board up storefronts out of caution for potential protests

Local organizations helping homeless seek shelter before possible protests this weekend

Can people bring guns to the Capitol for an armed protest? MPD, Capitol police state the rules around this

You'll be able to drive on the shoulder of Madison's Beltline later this year; Here's why

Our kids were watching what happened in D.C.; Here's their take on what they saw

Discrimination based on hairstyle now banned in Dane County

Madison man says a group of Trump supporters called him a racial slur outside of Portillo's; MPD investigating

Community leaders say police response to mobs at U.S. Capitol shows double-standard

COVID-19 vaccine trials on pregnant women and children to begin this month

'I'm sure your heart is filled with a lot of hate': Madison resident uses transphobic stickers found at Tenney Park as educational opportunity