Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WBAL-TV Co-Anchor Jason Newton to Compete in "Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?"

WBAL-TV Co-Anchor Jason Newton will join Megan Anderson, Tisha Edwards, and City Councilman Brandon Scott as a contestant in the third annual Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? Quiz Show Gala on Friday, April 25th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Jason joined WBAL-TV 11 News in 2013 as co-anchor of WBAL-TV 11 News Today. Prior to WBAL, Jason was an anchor and reporter at sister-station WISN-TV and WBOC-TV. In 2006, he earned an Associated Press award for "outstanding in-depth reporting" covering the efforts of Maryland firefighters to help clean up and restore order to Slidell, La., one of the hardest hit communities by Katrina.

Jason served on the teaching staff in the broadcast department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park. A native of Baltimore, Jason is married with two sons. He enjoys playing golf and watching Ravens football.

Purchase tickets for Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? at http://bitly.com/smarter2014 or call 410-675-7000.