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Jay Dow is a correspondent for the PIX11 News 6pm and 10pm newscasts.

He is honored to be the recipient of eight Emmy Awards and an Associated Press Award.

Dow’s experience runs the spectrum; from local and national politics, crime, the ups and downs of the economy, our society – and everything in between.

Since joining WPIX in 2012, Dow has played an integral role in the station’s coverage of breaking news, investigative news, and societal concerns.

In October, 2012 Dow spent several days along the Jersey Shore as Hurricane Sandy carved a path of destruction through several beach communities.
Dow was also on the scene in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, after a lone gunman committed one of the worst school shootings in the nation’s history.

PIX11 management sent Dow to Boston just hours after terrorists attacked that city’s marathon in April, 2013. He ended a week’s worth of work with thirty-seven hours of continuous reporting, as law enforcement conducted an intense manhunt for the lone remaining suspect – ending with his capture.

Dow traveled back to his hometown neighborhood in Bergen County, New Jersey in November, 2013 to provide breaking news coverage as an armed suspect terrorized shoppers at the Garden State Plaza.

In 2013, Dow began focusing on the various social issues facing our region and the country. He provided extensive coverage of the NYPD’s controversial policy of “Stop, Question, and Frisk”. Dow also helped lead the station’s coverage of both Eric Garner’s fatal police encounter on Staten Island, and the Mike Brown case during two trips to Ferguson, Missouri.
Dow was honored with an Emmy Award for his coverage in Ferguson, and an Associated Press Award for his continued reporting on the complex relationship between local law enforcement and communities of color.
Before joining WPIX, Dow spent 9 years as a correspondent for WCBS-TV in New York. He also served as a contributing network correspondent for CBS NEWS (2010-2011).

Dow consistently led WCBS-TV’s weekday morning newscasts, and served as a Network Duty Correspondent for the Weekend Edition of the CBS Evening News.
Dow 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).

Prior to his WCBS-TV morning show duties, Dow held the title of New Jersey Correspondent. He reported extensively on the scandal – and subsequent resignation of former governor James McGreevey. He also provided daily coverage of ex-NBA star Jayson William’s manslaughter trial. Soon after joining WCBS-TV, Dow led the station’s coverage of the Faheem Williams fatal child abuse case, which triggered major reform within New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services.

Dow has earned wide recognition for his work. In addition to his seven Associated Press Award and 7 Emmy Awards, he has also accepted the Harlem YMCA’s ‘Black Achievers in Industry’ award, and the New York Association of Black Journalists’ Public Affairs award.

Before joining WCBS-TV, Dow ‘cut his teeth’ on New York City’s streets as a night side general assignment reporter for NY1 News – the Time Warner owned cable news station (1999-2002).
Dow was living in New York City on September 11, 2001 and covered the attack on the World Trade Center. He spent that tragic day and the next several months providing daily coverage of New York City’s recovery from Lower Manhattan.

While at NY1 Dow also covered the anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing from Oklahoma City, and the aftermath of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, from the Dominican Republic.
Dow 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 (1997-1998).

Dow is a former high school and college wrestler he remains dedicated to physical fitness. He’s surrounded by a close knit circle of family and friends. Dow is a proud native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and was raised in Hackensack, N.J.

In 1997, Dow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (with a concentration in economics) from The College of New Jersey.


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