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Jason Hackett leaving KOCO Channel 5…

He's taking a job at KARE 11 in Minneapolis.

9:13 AM EST on December 2, 2022

We’d like to wish a happy trails to KOCO Channel 5’s Jason Hackett!

Last night, an Ogle Mole sent an email letting us know we are “a bit of a racist” for not reporting he was leaving KOCO to be a morning anchor for KARE 11 in Minneapolis, something we literally didn’t know until the Mole emailed us about it. 

Here’s the email:

I rarely watch TV news anymore, especially in the morning, so I’m not very familiar with Jason’s work, but that stinks for OKC TV news viewers!

Jason seemed like a cool dude on social media, and handled Alex Housden’s monkey comments – a story we first broke and reported in 2019 – with class and professionalism, even after Alex for some reason wasn't terminated for her racist and moronic on-air gaffe. We wish him the best of luck in Minneapolis, and hope he adds some quality winter coats and jackets to his stylish wardrobe.

As the Mole mentioned, Jason is the latest Black news personality to leave KOCO. 

Apparently Patrina Adger left the station a year ago to return to Houston – something I learned last night from the Mole's email – and, as Louis covered in this article that’s literally titled “Porsha Riley resigns from KOCO. Slams station over racism,” Porshe Riley resigned back in April of 2021 after accusing the station's management and ownership of racism. 

Here’s her YouTube video about it:

Anyway, if you know of any local news anchor comings and goings that we should cover – or want to accuse us of being a “bit racist” for not covering them – send us an email. 

Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.

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