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.


Georgia Tech stops Wisconsin, 61-40

Yellow Jackets take Big Ten-ACC Challenge game

NC State stops Wisconsin, 69-54

Badgers now 10-11 in Big Ten ACC Challenge

Dave Shaw returns to high school officiating

Long-time referee is back after eight years

Jonathan Taylor named B1G running back of the year

Biadasz also named to All-Big Ten first team

Zack Baun named first team All-Big Ten

Orr, Cruickshank make second team

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

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

Badger women’s soccer back in NCAA Tournament

Fourth straight year Wisconsin qualifies

Khris Middleton out with thigh contusion

McFarland advances at WIAA State Boys Soccer

Sun Prairie ousted at Girls Volleyball

Giannis leads Bucks to fourth straight win

Milwaukee stops LA Clippers, 129-124

St Mary’s stops Wisconsin in OT, 65-63

Badgers fall short in season opener

Badger women open with win vs. North Florida

Balance leads to 75-62 win

Giannis leads Bucks to win in Minnesota

Another double-double for Antetokounmpo

Penn State powers past Badgers 6-1

Nittany Lions win Big Ten opener

Woodson, Harris selected for Packers Hall of Fame

Star defensive backs picked for induction

Celtics rally, beat Bucks 116-105

Boston comes back from 19 down

Badgers beat Maryland in three sets

Reedsburg – DeForest WIAA football moved to McFarland

Balance leads Bucks over Cavs, 129-115

Milwaukee bench scores 50 in win

Wisconsin-Iowa football set for 3 pm Nov. 9

Badgers host Hawkeyes at Camp Randall

Forward FC’s Peter Wilt takes new job with USL

Has been with Flamingos since May of 2018

Aaron Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Club record 17th time he's won the award

Badgers’ Lebedeff named B1G First Star

WIsconsin goalie top performer of the week

DeForest up to fourth in AP large school football poll

Norskies win over Waunakee leads to jump

Badger men’s hockey jumps to sixth in national rankings

Wisconsin gains 11 spots in USCHO.com poll