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.


Middleton, Edgewood lead state girls golf

Cardinals, Crusaders top divisions

NCAA denies Micah Potter appeal

Will sit out first 10 games of Badger season

Badger volleyball sweeps at Northwestern

Wisconsin now 5-0 in Big Ten

Olympic heroes to speak at Sauer Foundation event

Mark Johnson and John Harrington to attend

Jonathan Taylor named Big Ten player of the week - again

Third time this season

Badger volleyball up to seventh in AVCA rankings

Wisconsin moves from 13th last week

Badger football stays in eighth in AP poll

No change after big win against Kent State

Gard, Badgers move on without Howard Moore

Assistant coach still recovering from car crash

Davante Adams misses Packers practice

Questionable for Sunday with toe injury

Brewers season ends in Washington, 4-3

Grisham's misplay gives Nats Wild Card win

Madison Memorial up to fifth in AP Football Poll

Waunakee remains fourth in large schools

Brewers close in on playoffs spot, beat Reds 4-2

Braun homers again at Great American Ballpark

Waunakee, Black Hawk/Warren top HS football poll

Associated Press rankings - week 5

Bucks fined for Giannis comments

NBA hits teams for $50,000

Officials release the name of 87-year-old man killed in head-on crash

Brewers win, 5-1 over Padres

Take three of four from San Diego

Padres beat Brewers 2-1

Stops Milwaukee's four-game winning streak

Brewers stay hot, beat Padres, 3-1

Moustakas hits clutch go-ahead homer

Packers pick up defensive back Tremon Smith

Claimed off waivers from Kansas City

This week's AP Wisconsin high school football poll

Released Tuesday, September 17

Brewers win again, 5-1 over Padres

Former Padre Spangenberg leads Milwaukee attack

Badgers-Northwestern at 11 am on Sept. 28th

Kickoff time announced Monday

Yelich moves on from "pity party"

Will miss rest of the season with broken knee cap

Braun's blast leads Brewers to 3-2 win

Milwaukee gets seventh straight victory

Yelich won't need surgery on broken knee cap

Shorter recovery, won't play in 2019

Moustakas leads Brewers to sixth straight win, 7-5 in Miami

Life begins without Christian Yelich

Badger women's hockey favored to win WCHA title

Coaches preseason poll has Wisconsin #1

Zander Neuville's football career ends

Injuries force Badger TE to stop playing

Brewers win in Miami marred by Yelich injury

MVP will miss remainder of the season

Muskego, Catholic Memorial, Racine Lutheran top HS FB poll

Released Tuesday, September 10

Gary Karner retiring as WIAC Commissioner

Will step down in August, 2020

Badgers up to 17th in AP football poll

Wisconsin gains two spots from last week

Schwarber's blast sinks Brewers, 10-5

Cubs win first of four-game series

Brewers top Astros, 4-2

Thames' homer beats Greinke

Verona jumps into top 10 in high school football poll

Waunakee stays third in Large Schools

Packers win final preseason game, 27-20

Top Chiefs to finish 2-2

Lodi tops Wisconsin Dells, 33-6

Week two of the high school football season begins

Flamingos set attendance record, fall to Greenville, 1-0

Forward Madison falls below .500 mark

Hiura leads Brewers to win over Cardinals, 4-1

Lyles, Guerra and Hader shut down St. Louis

Wisconsin AP High School football poll

Released Tuesday, August 27