Jay Wilson

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Hometown: Vesper, Wisconsin

High School: Wisconsin Rapids Assumption

College: University of Wisconsin

Other Journalism Experience: WKOW TV (1980-1984), WISN TV Milwaukee (1984-1987), WKOW TV (1987-2008), Big Ten Network (2008-present), News 3 Now (2008-present)

Started at News 3 Now on: October 6, 2008

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

Being a part of the great sports histories of the University of Wisconsin and all the high schools around the area.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered?

1994 Rose Bowl

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Sit on the back patio with my wife, playing golf, grilling steaks, watching cable, mowing lawn.

What is your family life like? Significant other, married, kids?

Married to my wife, Jill , 28 years. Three children, Katie (just graduated from U. of Minnesota), Connor (attending U. of Minnesota), Brett (8th grade)

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (at Culver’s)

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Watching my brother go deer hunting with a jackknife in our front yard when I was 6.

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Scottsdale, Arizona.

Who is your hero and why?

My parents because they worked so hard to provide for their four sons and never complained—and got those four sons through college!

What was your favorite band when you were in high school?

Earth, Wind and Fire (really).

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

Play golf, watch baseball or golf.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

The ability achieve world peace with a wave of the hand.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?

Playing the piano or having good handwriting.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

Riding to Milwaukee on the Interstate when I was young and seeing the road go by through a hole that had rusted out in the floor of our car.

Articles

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