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.


Suspect chased by Milwaukee police dies in crash

Dr. David L. Zierath

Donald E. Van Swol

Theresa Verline Turner

Lucille L. (Haas) Reisinger

Aleksandra "Sandra" Gajic

Lorna Kondratrowicz

Corrine M. "Corky" Ollhoff

Georgia Tech stops Wisconsin, 61-40

Yellow Jackets take Big Ten-ACC Challenge game

Hallie Marie Young

NC State stops Wisconsin, 69-54

Badgers now 10-11 in Big Ten ACC Challenge

Board approves Beltline shoulder use

Dave Shaw returns to high school officiating

Long-time referee is back after eight years

2 arrested after pursuit, manhunt in Monroe County

Jonathan Taylor named B1G running back of the year

Biadasz also named to All-Big Ten first team

Milwaukee police find woman, baby dead, malnourished boy

Zack Baun named first team All-Big Ten

Orr, Cruickshank make second team

Hepatitis A outbreak tied to berries spreads to Wisconsin

Reds sign Mike Moustakas

Former Brewer gets four-year deal

Middleton returns, Bucks beat Hawks, 111-102

Giannis gets another double-double

New Mexico tops Badgers, 59-50

Wisconsin drops second straight in Brooklyn

DeForest's Minick named Packers coach of the year

Led Norskies to State Div. 3 championship

Waunakee suffers crushing defeat in Div. 2 football championship

Missed extra point stops Warriors

Rhodes' goal send Badger Women's Soccer to third round

1-0 win over Duke in LA

Badgers beat Green Bay.. again, 88-70

Wisconsin has six players in double figures

NCAA denies final appeal for Micah Potter

Ohio State transfer will sit first 10 games

Bucks win in Atlanta, 135-127

Giannis, Bledsoe lead Milwaukee

Memorial's Kapinus picks Penn State

Will play college basketball for the Nittany Lions

Badgers up to 12th in CFP Rankings

Man who fired shots at Visions Nightclub sentenced to 10 months in jail, 4 years of probation

Badgers-Gophers kick at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30

Taylor, Cruickshank win B1G awards

Top 50 All-Time WIAA Swimmers / Divers named

50th anniversary Swimming and Diving Meet

Craig Counsell runner up for NL Manager of the Year

Led Brewers to NL Wild Card Game in 2019

Packers at 49'ers flexed to SNF

Nov. 24 game kicks off at 7:20 pm

Former Madison Mallard Pete Alonso named NL Rookie of the Year

Northwoods League player of the year in 2014