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Jason Lamb joined FOX 4 News in August 2002. He spends his Saturdays and Sundays at FOX 4 following the stories and the games that matter the most to Kansas City sports fans.

Most normal people who have grown-up jobs go back to work on Monday. Jason looks forward to Mondays because it's the beginning of his weekend. If you ever see him out and about town, he's always wearing a ball cap -- because he looks good in a cap and because he is follicularly-challenged.

In Jason's 17 years covering sports in Northeast Kansas and the Kansas City metro, the Chiefs have made it to the playoffs six times, but they haven't won a postseason game since 1993. The Royals have had just one winning season, but he still loves going to the ballpark. He has covered a couple of KU NCAA Final Fours. He raced around Kansas Speedway in an IndyCar two-seater driven by Davey Hamilton, and he rode along with Carl Edwards in the front seat of a Ford Mustang. He even worked in a pit crew during one of NASCAR's Sprint Cup races at Kansas.

Jason has had the pleasure to meet and visit with many of Kansas City's sports icons. But what he enjoys most is covering and promoting high school sports.

Jason grew up in Great Bend, Kan. (Class of '90). He graduated from KU in the spring of 1995. He worked at Topeka TV stations WIBW and KTKA before coming to FOX 4. He and his wife Amy have an ornery son. Jayce is a third-grader at St. Joseph School in Shawnee, Kan.

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Recent Articles
  • Prep report: High school football kicks off in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Friday night features the first week of the FOX 4 Hy-Vee Pre Report. If it seems a bit early for high school football, it is. The Missouri schools started a week earlier than usual and the Kansas schools kickoff the football season in two weeks. We start with our game of the week: Liberty at Lee’s Summit West. FOX 4 Sports’ Al Wallace and Jason Lamb have all the scores and highlights in the video

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    K-State, Mizzou Open Season in AP Top 25

    Kansas State and Missouri will kickoff the 2014 college football season ranked in the AP Top 25. The Wildcats came in at no. 20 in the AP Preseason Poll. The Tigers will start the season ranked no. 24. K-State is one of thee Big 12 teams in the AP Preseason Top 25. Oklahoma begins the season ranked fourth. The Sooners received one first-place vote. Baylor is ranked tenth. The SEC led all conferences with eight teams in the Top 25. Alabama is second (one first-place vote), […]

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    Chieeeeeeeefs!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs won their preseason opener Thursday night, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 at Arrowhead. It was far from perfect, but it was entertaining.  After falling behind 10-0, the Chiefs answered with a pair of explosive plays only a few seconds apart. Rookie De’Anthony Thomas returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. “We just been working hard in our training camp,” Thomas said after the game. “And a lot of guys, we just want to win, […]

  • Training camp in full swing as Chiefs first pre-season game draws closer

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs started full-squad workouts at training camp in St. Joseph last week. We’re now just 11 days from the first pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb spent much of the week at the campus of Missouri Western University where there was news made on and off the practice field.

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    Plan your visit to Chiefs training camp

    Information from the Chiefs on fan visits to Training Camp 2014: ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Training camp officially kicks off on Thursday, July 24 with a 3:30 p.m. practice and conclude with the club’s final practice on Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. All practices beginning on July 24 will be open to the public. Practices conducted indoors due to inclement weather at Missouri Western will not be open to the public. Groups of players will sign autographs following each practice session. […]

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    Tigers picked fourth in SEC East

    Missouri was picked to finish fourth in the SEC East in 2014. The defending division champions finished behind South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in the SEC Media Days preseason poll. The Tigers failed to land a single first or second-team selection on the All-SEC Preseason Teams. Defensive Lineman Markus Golden made the All-SEC second-team defense. Lee’s Summit West alum Evan Boehm (center) is a third-team offense selection. Kicker Andrew Baggett and return specialist Marcus Murphy are also third-team selections. Alabama is the […]

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    Oklahoma a preseason favorite to win Big 12

    Oklahoma is the top team in the Big 12 Preseason Football poll. The Big 12 media picked the Sooners to win their ninth conference championship, just ahead of defending Big 12 champion Baylor. The Kansas State Wildcats are third in the preseason poll. Once again, not much is expected from Kansas. The Jayhawks are dead-last in 10th. 2014 Big 12 Media Preseason Football Poll 1.     Oklahoma (47)        548 2.    Baylor (9)                     508 3.     K-State                        377 4.    Texas         […]

  • American Outlaws’ fierce passion for U.S. Soccer on display during World Cup

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They were founded in 2007 in Lincoln, Nebraska and now it has 20,000 members in 135 chapters coast-to-coast. One chapter of the American Outlaws makes its home right here in Kansas City. The American Outlaws love everything connected to the U.S. Men’s National Team, and as FOX 4’s Jason Lamb shows us in the video, that means they love the World Cup.

  • Overland Park native, Matt Besler, makes his way to the World Cup

    PART ONE: JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Matt Besler and Graham Zusi have played prominent roles in the United States Men’s National Team run through the group stage in the 2014 World Cup.  Besler is the first Kansan to make an appearance for the national team in a World Cup. PHOTOS: Besler and Zusi sport red, white and blue for 2014 FIFA World Cup RELATED: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Matt Besler and Graham Zusi share their life stories Last December, Besler helped Sporting […]

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    Royals’ 10-game winning streak snapped in 2-1 series finale defeat to Detroit

    DETROIT, Mich. — Danny Duffy was good, but Anibal Sanchez was just a little bit better. Sanchez held the  first-place Royals to a single run, and the Tigers beat the Royals 2-1 Thursday. The loss snapped the Royals’ 10-game winning streak. KC (39-33) still leads Detroit (37-32) by half a game in the AL Central. Billy Butler’s RBI double in the first inning gave the Royals an early 1-0 lead. Duffy only allowed the Tigers to score two runs in […]

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    Besler and Zusi make final cut for USMNT World Cup roster

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City stars Matt Besler and Graham Zusi made the final cut for the United States Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann released the final 23-man roster Thursday. “There is no surprise on my end. They have proven themselves over the course of qualifying that they have been integral parts of getting the team to Brazil,” said Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes. “Since we drafted both players, […]

  • Joe and John Hunter Nemechek at Kansas Speedway

    Father and son, Joe and John Hunter Nemechek will be very busy Friday night at the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. John Hunter, 16, started learning the world of racing as a baby. By the age of four he was racing go-carts and quarter-midget cars. He’s named after his uncle, who died shortly before he was born from head injuries he suffered in a crash. His dad, Joe, has won multiple races in NASCAR’s premier series and […]