Back After Sitting out Non-Compete

Also hitting the air at WCCO is former KMSP Reporter Jason Matheson. 

Matheson, who left Fox 9 last year, is starting at WCCO on March 31.

News Director Mike Caputa said Matheson will be contributing live reports to the 5 p.m. newscast along with taped pieces that will air on the station's morning news show.

"The goal is for the segments to feature trending stories in the news and how Minnesotans are reacting to them," said Caputa, who notes Matheson has "great rapport" with anchors Amelia Santaniello and Frank Vascellaro.

Matheson, who began his TV career at WCCO, was with Fox 9 for more than a decade where he became popular for his take on entertainment news. Matheson was off TV for the past year due to a one-year non-compete.

"I'm so excited," Matheson said Wednesday afternoon. "It was always the plan to come back to TV and mentally it was always the plan to go back to 'CCO."

H/T Pioneer Press