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Jay Dow Biography
Jay Dow is a news correspondent for the PIX11 News at 10 p.m. He is also a host of PIX11’s weekly show “Talk It Out with Jay Dow” on Facebook Live.
Jay graduated from The College of New Jersey with a bachelor of science degree in political science with a concentration in economics in 1997.
Jay began his on-air broadcasting career as the Blair County reporter for WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Penn. (1998-1999). He also worked as a network news assistant at CBS News from 1997 to 1998.
Jay Dow Age
Jay has never revealed his date or year of birth. His age is therefore still unknown.
Jay Dow Wife
Jay is a married man. He is married to former WPIX-TV producer Shamina Dow. The couple has two daughters and they all reside in New Jersey.
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Jay Dow WPIX
Jay joined WPIX in 2012. He has since played an integral role in the station’s coverage of breaking news, investigative reporting, local and national politics, crime, the economy, and societal concerns.
In October 2012, he spent several days along the Jersey Shore as Hurricane Sandy carved a path of destruction through several beach communities.
In December 2012, Jay was on the scene in Newtown, Conn after a lone gunman committed one of the worst school shootings in the nation’s history.
Later in April 2013, the management of PIXII sent him to Boston just hours after terrorists attacked that city’s marathon. With 37 hours of continuous reporting, Jay ended a week’s worth of work, as law enforcement conducted an intense manhunt for the lone remaining suspect, ending with his capture.
In the years 2013, Jay began focusing on the various social issues facing our region and the country. He made three trips to Ferguson, Missouri, to report on the fatal police shooting of Mike Brown.
Jay Dow WCBS-TV
Prior to joining, WPIX, Jay spent nine years as a correspondent for WCBS-TV in New York. He also served as a contributing network correspondent for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition (2010-2011).
During his tenure at WCBS-TV, Jay consistently led the station’s weekday morning newscasts (2008-2012).
He spent nearly a month covering the national debt crisis from Washington D.C. (CBS News), the NFL labor talks from Atlanta, Georgia (CBS News), and the Penn State University sex scandal from State College, PA (WCBS-TV) for the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition.
Before his morning show duties, Jay held the title of WCBS-TV New Jersey correspondent (2002-2008).
He reported on the scandal and subsequent resignation of former Gov. James McGreevey (2004).
Jay also provided daily coverage of ex-NBA star Jayson William’s manslaughter trial (2004). He also led WCBS-TV’s coverage of the Faheem Williams fatal child abuse case (2003).
Jay Dow NY1
Before Jay joined WCBS-TV, he was a nightside general assignment reporter for NY1 News, the Time Warner-owned cable news station from 1999 to 2002.
He covered the attack on the World Trade Center and he spent that tragic day and the next several months providing daily coverage of New York City’s recovery from lower Manhattan.
He also covered the anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing from Oklahoma City in the year 2000.
Jay also covered the aftermath of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 from the Dominican Republic in 2001.
Jay Dow Awards
Jay is a recipient of 11 Emmy Awards, seven Associated Press Awards, five National Association of Black Journalists Awards, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards (including the Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing).
He received an Emmy Award, three New York Press Club Awards and the Associated Press Award for Investigative Reporting for “No Place to Call Home.” This was a two-year investigation into the New York City homeless crisis.
Jay has also been honored with two Associated Press Awards for his reporting on the Eric Garner fatal police encounter, and the NYPD’s controversial policy of “stop, question, and frisk.”
He earned an Emmy Award for his reporting on the fatal police shooting of Mike Brown.
Jay also received 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards (including the Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing). This was for his reporting role in a 10-part series (2016-2017) exploring the push for a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson.
Jack Johnson was the nation’s first black heavyweight boxing champion and President Donald Trump granted Johnson a posthumous pardon in 2018.
Jay Dow Salary
Jay’s salary has not been made public.