Jason Hackett to Join KARE Minneapolis as AM Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Jason Hackett will join the KARE as co-anchor and reporter for the Minneapolis NBC affiliate’s morning newscast in early February 2023.

“I’m incredibly excited for Jason to join the Sunrise team,” said news director Stacey Nogy. “He brings positive energy, a passion for news and a track record of reporting on impactful issues in the community.”

Hackett joins Alicia Lewis, who was recently promoted to full-time co-anchor and reporter of Sunrise, and meteorologist Guy Brown.


“Consumers tell us they are looking for an informational, smart and contemporary newscast in the morning. Jason, teamed with Alicia and Guy, will provide that and more to folks in the Metro area and in Western Wisconsin,” said Bill Dallman, president and general manager of KARE “We believe Jason and the team can help us reset our focus on how consumers use KARE 11.”

“When I started in journalism more than a decade ago, KARE was the gold standard I looked to for thoughtful, impactful storytelling,” said Hackett. “That tradition of excellence continues today, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it. Minneapolis is an amazing city full of diverse voices, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to lend mine to the conversation.”

Hackett was the weekday morning co-anchor on KOCO in Oklahoma City. He also worked as a reporter at WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla.