Jason Galvin is a multimedia journalist from Southern California. His start in journalism came three months after graduating high school, when he was hired by KHTS 1220-AM in Santa Clarita, California to work on high school football broadcasts. Two years later, Galvin was promoted to Sport Director, a position he held until mid-2011. In between, Galvin also started announcing NASCAR and NHRA racing at Irwindale Speedway.
Through his association with Irwindale, Galvin got his first big breaks in journalism: a job as a features writer for automobile aftermarket manufacturer K&N Filters, and a spot on the SIRIUS NASCAR Radio broadcast crew for the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown. During this time, Galvin was also producing and anchoring weekly news and sportscasts for his community college, College of the Canyons, and its Cougar News program.
In August 2011, Galvin moved to Phoenix to pursue his bachelors degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. After the move, Galvin was hired by Speed51 as a commentator on NASCAR K&N Pro Series races for NASCAR Home Tracks Radio. Galvin also began working at Phoenix International Raceway as an announcer in 2012.
In October 2014, Galvin ventured into local news as the weekend sports anchor and news reporter at KGET-TV 17, the NBC affiliate and market leader in Bakersfield, California. In his second week, he showed his versatility, helping lead coverage of the crash of SpaceShipTwo. Galvin went on to produce and anchor an Emmy-nominated documentary on the McFarland High School cross country program, just ahead of the debut of Disney’s McFarland, USA.
In August 2015, Galvin co-anchored breaking coverage of the death of Benjamin Peter Ashley, Kern County’s most wanted man. The broadcast earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.
In December 2015, Galvin was promoted to 17 News at Sunrise, KGET’s award-winning morning show. He co-anchored coverage on the devastating Erskine Fire in 2016, earning the station an Emmy award. Galvin also calls play-by-play for 17’s coverage of local high school and community college football, and helped orchestrate and provided rinkside commentary for the inaugural Condorstown Outdoor Classic, an outdoor professional hockey game in Bakersfield.
Jason and his wife Krystyn, a nurse, reside in Bakersfield with their dog, Sophie Rose.