Asher Wildman has been reporting at Spectrum News 13 since November 2018.
An Oviedo, Florida native, Asher once spent his Friday nights covering high school football games and went to the local Steak ‘n Shake or Froggers afterward. He was known around town for driving what looked like a New York City taxi cab. Asher didn’t go far after graduating high school and went to the University of Central Florida. He even met and married his wife there.
Asher continues to cover meaningful and inspiring stories in Orlando, but he’s been most touched by a young athlete’s story in Tallahassee. BJ Johnson was homeless because his grandmother had died and he was afraid to tell people what he was going through. Asher heard about BJ’s story the day he signed a college baseball scholarship and followed him around for a day to tell his story. Now, Asher and BJ still keep in touch to see how they’re doing.
Even though Asher was sportscasting in El Paso and Tallahassee for a few years, his heart was always with Orlando, and he’s happy to be back. His friends and family have welcomed him back to a community he loves. He’s even happier that he doesn’t have to buy a plane ticket for his 20-year high school reunion. When he’s not chasing a story, Asher might be playing golf or at trivia night at The Copper Rocket. His team is named Archie and Betty, since he’s a redhead and his wife’s name is Beth.