Award-winning Sports Director Jason Bristol has been a member of the CBS 21 News team since October 2005.
He's best known for his continuing coverage of Harrisburg's National Sports Hall of Fame project; which earned CBS 21 News its first-ever regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a Mid-Atlantic Emmy® award.
In 2009 and 2010, he also earned regional Emmy® awards for both Most Outstanding Sports Anchor and Most Outstanding Sports Reporter, respectively.
He is believed to be the first and only person ever to win both awards in the same year.
He also won 2007, 2011 and 2012 Emmy® awards for Most Outstanding Sports Anchor in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes the entire state of Pennsylvania (all markets) and parts of New Jersey, Delaware and Ohio, respectively.
In all, he has won ten regional Emmy® awards and has received 24 Emmy® nominations in the past six years for both anchoring and reporting.
Bristol has also received numerous first-place awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association (AP) for Enterprise/Individual Reporting; Continuing Coverage; News Feature Story; Sports Play-by-Play; and Best Sports Feature Story.
Jason served as the lead play-by-play voice for the SPORTSfever Television Network, which broadcasted college and high school sports statewide; including games seen on CW 15 and WHP's digital channel, My21.2.
Bristol previously worked in Buffalo, New York, where he was one of the main anchors at the Empire Sports Network. While in Buffalo, Bristol anchored the early weeknight editions of the "Empire Sports Report," the network’s half-hour news and highlight program. He also served as beat reporter for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bisons’ Triple-A baseball club. He says his favorite memory is presenting the 2004 Governors’ Cup trophy to the Bisons after the team won the postseason championship - and then being doused with champagne during a live post-game show!
Prior to his stint at ESN, Jason worked at WSTM-TV in Syracuse where he had many different roles; including sports director, weekend sports anchor, news anchor, and news reporter.
His career began as a weekend sports anchor at WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Six months later, he moved back to Central New York to work as a sports reporter and producer at WTVH. Bristol then joined WSTM in March 1998.
Bristol, a native of Syracuse, New York, graduated from SUNY-Oswego in 1995 and was actively involved in the campus television and radio stations, as well as his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Jason is a huge fan of college and minor league baseball and has written numerous articles on the subject. His stories have appeared in Tuff Stuff, Baseball Card News and Card News. He's an avid sports enthusiast who loves to tell the stories of local athletes. If you see him in person, please say "Hi" or "¡Hola!" since Jason also speaks some Spanish.