A Florida native, Asher once spent his Friday nights covering high school football games for outlets across Central Florida. An Oviedo High grad, in high school Asher was known around town for driving what looked like an old New York City taxicab. After graduation, Asher didn’t travel too far. He went on to attend the University of Central Florida, where he met his future wife in a LEAD Scholars class.

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 in a community he loves, surrounded by friends and family.

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 after his grandmother died and he was afraid to ask for help. Asher tagged along as BJ signed a college baseball scholarship and had the chance to tell his story. The two still keep in touch.

When Asher’s not at work, he likes to spend time with his family or outdoors playing golf and pickleball. In 2022 Asher was selected as the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists Reporter of the Year. He now has two redheaded children with his wife Beth, who is not a redhead.

You can find Asher on Twitter @AsherWildman13 and Facebook as Asher Wildman-News Reporter for Spectrum News 13.