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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
  • Gerso quickly finds his stride with Sporting KC

    Sporting KC’s new right winger is not only new to Major League Soccer, he’s new to the United States. “I thought that it would be more difficult to get used to playing here, but no. It’s really easy. It’s been very, very good for me.” Gerso, a 26-year-old native of Guinea-Bissau, spent his first six professional seasons playing in Portugal. “I came to help scoring and be more strong in attacking,” Gerso said. Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes saw something […]

  • Team of the Week: Olathe Northwest Softball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Olathe Northwest softball team just completed a 19-1 regular season, and claimed back-to-back league titles. The Ravens are the FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week, Jason Lamb has their story in the video.

  • Team of the Week: Notre Dame de Sion Soccer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Notre Dame de Sion soccer team is not only ranked number-1 in Missouri, they’re also one of the best soccer teams in the country, and our FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb has the report in the video.

  • Team of the Week: Shawnee Mission East Baseball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Our FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week knows how it feels to be Number-1, and what it will take to stay there. FOX 4’s Jason Lamb reports on the Shawnee Mission East baseball team in the video.

  • Chiefs DT Chris Jones has an idea of who should get the call for ‘Hungry Pig Right’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason training program on Monday. Defensive tackle Chris Jones spent his entire rookie season learning under the wing of Dontari Poe, but Poe isn’t around anymore, which begs the question: Who’s going to get the ball in the “hungry pig right” goal-line formations? Jones has the answer in the video.  

  • Bishop Miege alum Dawson Downing shines at Mizzou spring football game

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mizzou fans at Saturday’s black and gold spring football game were probably wondering, “who’s this #22 in the backfield next to Drew Lock?” That was Dawson Downing, and after Saturday, he made sure Tiger fans would remember him. The walk-on running back out of Bishop Miege High School took the field as a starter with Mizzou’s top two running backs Ish Witter and Damarea Crocket held out of the spring scrimmage. Downing’s father was an All-Conference safety at […]

  • 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 […]