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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
  • Shane Ray launching foundation with party and fundraiser this weekend in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shane Ray is a linebacker for the Denver Broncos and a Super Bowl champion. The former SEC Defensive Player of the Year at Mizzou graduated from high school at Bishop Miege, where he helped the Stags win a state championship. He might have become all of those things, but Ray couldv’e easily gone down the wrong path. His mom, a single-parent, sacrificed to send her only son to a better school to straighten him out and […]

  • With another season set to kickoff, Sporting Kansas City hosts party to rally fans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting Kansas City will open its 22nd season of soccer this Saturday night, a road kickoff at D.C. United. This franchise has set the standard in Major League Soccer when it comes to fan engagement, and the latest example of that was Tuesday night’s kickoff party. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb reports from the festivities in the video.

  • Seniors and St. James Academy Coach Hohensinner prepare for final game on Friday night

    LENEXA, Kan. — This is the final week of the high school basketball regular season, and Friday night is Senior Night at St. James Academy. The night will also mark the last home game for the only head coach the Thunder girls team has ever had. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb has the story on Greg Hohensinner’s hanging up his whistle in the video.

  • Beloved Blue Valley football coach Eric Driskell passes away at 43

    STILWELL, Kan. – Eric Driskell, a revered teacher, coach and role model at Blue Valley High School, has passed away at the age of 43. Driskell was removed from life support Wednesday after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm Sunday afternoon. Driskell’s family made the decision to take him off life support after doctors at Research Medical Center determined that Driskell had suffered cardio pulmonary arrest and had experienced irreversible neurological damage. Driskell’s organs were donated. Driskell’s lasting impact on his community […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Staley Wrestling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two of the best high school wrestling programs in the nation are right here in the metro. Park Hill is ranked 14th in the nation, and right behind the Trojans at number 17 is our FOX 4 Hy-Vee team of the week. Jason Lamb has the report on the Staley Falcons in the video.

  • Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car crash

    Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has died as a result of a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was 25. Dominican national police identified Ventura as the victim Sunday morning. Ventura’s agency confirmed his death to MLB.com. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened on a highway in Rancho Arriba, a town in the province of San Jose de Ocoa. Ventura’s hometown is Las Terrenas, where the funeral services are expected to take place. It was the first […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs players heartbroken after falling to Pittsburgh Steelers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Pittsburgh Steelers never scored a touchdown Sunday night, but they did enough to steal home-field advantage from the Kansas City Chiefs and move on to next Sunday’s AFC championship at New England. Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell set an NFL postseason record with six field goals, and the Steelers eliminated the second-seeded Kansas City Chiefs 18-16. The loss marks the fifth straight playoff loss at Arrowhead Stadium.The Chiefs last home playoff win was 23 years ago in Jan. […]

  • Chiefs top Chargers to finish atop AFC West

    SAN DIEGO — Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye with a 37-27 victory Sunday against the Chargers in perhaps the final NFL game in San Diego. The Chiefs (12-4) clinched the division with the win and Oakland’s loss at Denver. San Diego fired coach Mike McCoy after the game. Smith, who went to nearby Helix High in La Mesa, scored on […]

  • A Baker man through and through, long-time broadcaster prepared to call football championship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By Saturday night, the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats just might be a repeat national champion for NCAA Division II football, and the Baker Wildcats might be NAIA national champions. The Wildcats left Baldwin City Tuesday morning, flying from KCI on a charter flight to Orlando. They’re set to meet St. Francis of Indiana for the national championship, and set to call the game on radio is 82-year- old Tom Hedrick. Hedrick has been around the block […]

  • Chiefs wins in spectacular fashion highlighted by Eric Berry’s outstanding play

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Since mid-October of 2015, The Kansas City Chiefs have won 19 of the last 22 regular season football games. No other team in the NFL comes close to that record. One reason they’ve won recently in spectacular fashion is the play, and the leadership, of All-Pro safety Eric Berry. The Chiefs have won the last three games on the road, and in two of them Berry had an interception he returned for a touchdown. He now […]

  • Buzz surrounds Baker sports, as soccer and football prepare for semi-final matchups

    BALDWIN CITY, Kan. — Baldwin City is buzzing because the Baker University women’s soccer team is playing in the NAIA national semi-finals against the top-ranked team in the country Friday at noon, and the football team is preparing to host a national semi-final Saturday at Liston Stadium. The undefeated Wildcats are in the semi-finals for the first time since 1993, back in the days of legendary head coach Charlie Richard. The cats are the second-ranked team in the country. If they […]

  • High School football season wraps up with State Championships

    The high school football season came to an end Saturday night, with eight metro teams playing in state championship games, and four of them took home the title. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb has the prep sports recap. Congratulations to all the teams on great seasons.