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Jason Smith

Like much of the staff at WRVO, Jason wears a lot of hats. As the local host of Morning Edition, Jason produces and anchors hourly newscasts, and provides weather and other information each morning. He is also a producer and editor of the Campbell Conversations, one of WRVO's locally produced programs. And in December of 2017, Jason was named WRVO's next News Director. In that position, Jason is responsible for all of the local news heard on WRVO each day.

Jason came to WRVO in January of 2008 as a producer/reporter and has hosted Morning Edition since 2009. Before that, he spent two years as an anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio in Syracuse.

Originally from Central New York, Jason and his wife Michele live in Oswego with their daughter, Abby.

President Donald Trump plans to make stops in the North Country and Mohawk Valley Monday, according to a number of reports. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) announced Tuesday that Trump accepted her invitation to visit Fort Drum, and will hold a signing ceremony for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019. 

Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is joining the race for governor, according to an announcement reported this morning in the New York Times. 

Remsen native Erin Hamlin will carry the American flag during the opening ceremonies Friday at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

According to Team USA, Hamlin was chosen after a vote by other members of Team USA. 

“Being named to an Olympic Team is an amazing accomplishment, and making four teams and winning the bronze medal is so much more than I could I have imagined I would accomplish. Now being voted flag bearer is a whole new level,” Hamlin said in a statement.