Biography

Jason is an established presenter of both live and recorded television in the genres of entertainment, news, documentary and paranormal.  A confident interviewer with strong journalistic capability, sound editorial judgement, self-producing with quick factual recall and confident with talkback and autocue.  With two decades of experience as a presenter, Jason has worked for terrestrial, satellite and online channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Virgin 1, Living, Discovery and ABC (America).

Jason first appeared on ITV’s iconic children’s adventure game Knightmare aged 14 and subsequently British Satellite Broadcasting’s The Satellite Game and in Disney Pictures’ Three Men & a Little Lady.  These early television and film appearances paved the path for Jason’s career in the entertainment industry.

After studying theatre, photography and film & television production at Art College, Jason gained his Equity card travelling around the country performing in a variety of theatre productions, pantomimes and in the entertainment troupes of various theme parks.  Jason’s first television presenting role was for Discovery in 1996, fronting an episode of the UK’s first ghost hunting show Ghost Hunters.

As an entertainment presenter Jason fronted BBC Jam’s The Makeover Show, hosted studio-based chat-show The Circle for Questico in Germany, co-presented Living’s paranormal reality series Most Haunted and presented the UK’s first live terrestrial television ghost hunting show Haunted Halloween Live for ITV 1 and 2.  He was a resident Designer on Duncan Bannatyne’s Seaside Rescue on Virgin 1, spent three years as the live news anchor for regional television broadcaster Thats’s TV and presented the opening segment of ABC’s controversial Diana – Spirit of a Princess which was broadcast live to an audience of over 30 million viewers.  Other presenting roles include hosting live television on a variety of gameshow and shopping channels including Jackpot TV, QVC and Gemtique, and presenting a variety of online digital programmes including corporate channel Gov TV, student comedy format OMG! TV and UK club culture entertainment show Faces in Places.

With experience in creative television production and development Jason spent 2 years as a Development Producer for Pure Television during which he produced supernatural self-help series Spellbound and hybrid cookery entertainment format The TV Chef starring Julie Goodyear.

As an actor Jason has performed in a variety of theatrical productions including as the Genie in Aladdin and the villain in Red Riding Hood.  Between 2011 and 2013 he spent three summer seasons as the lead role in Carnesky Productions’ avant-garde art show Carnesky’s Ghost Train and later played The Devil in Carnesky’s Tarot Drome firstly in London’s West End and subsequently at the Latitude Festival.

Jason is also a multi award-winning creative director in the theme park entertainment sector, having designed and produced over 300 attractions, shows and experiences which have entertained millions of people for clients all over the world including Walt Disney Pictures, Merlin Entertainments and Universal Pictures.  His production company AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment is the recognised European leader in the themed entertainment industry.

Jason has authored 8 books in the genres of history, paranormal and witchcraft, and contributed to a further 5 titles.  His books have sold over 50,000 copies in international territories including Europe, America and Canada.  He has also written for a range of magazines and journals including Horns, Chat and Prediction.

Jason lives in a very old house in rural Lancashire where he collects Disney memorabilia and tries not to kill Bonsai plants.

Jason Karl