While still a student at McMaster University he landed a part-time job as a Radio Announcer at CHAM in Hamilton. After morning show hosting jobs in Hamilton and at CKOY Ottawa, J.J. joined CTV Ottawa in 1985 as weathercaster and staff announcer. He makes many appearances in the community, assisting charitable organizations and serves as one of the stations many goodwill ambassadors. An ACTRA award winner, he has been a fixture on the CHEO and Heart Institute telethons for over 20 years. He is a member of the campaign cabinet of the Royal Ottawa Hospital and also serves as the Honourary Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Children's Treatment Centre. J.J. also appears from time to time on Canada AM filling in for weather and sports.