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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.

Recent Articles
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    RICHMOND HILL, Queens – The video is blurry but what we can see looks like an all-out melee between students. New York City school safety agents at Richmond Hill High School in Queens say they were outnumbered and unable to stop this fight on March 10, adding this was just the latest scuffle at the school with a serious gang problem. When asked how often these fights happen at the school, one student said “not everyday, sometimes.” You might be […]

  • Immigrant activist facing deportation speaks out about cloud of uncertainty under Trump’s executive order

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  • Father just hours away from possible deportation amid Trump’s executive order

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  • FDNY uses drone for first time to battle Bronx fire

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  • Calls for Queens community board member to step down after saying only ‘illegals’ use bike lanes

    CORONA, Queens – At the heart of this story, are discussions made during a recent Community Board 4 over proposed bike lanes on 111th Street, in front of a Corona park. Discussions have since been drowned out by a full-blown controversy over allegedly racist and xenophobic statements made by veteran community board member Ann Darby. She said “Once Trump removes all the illegals from Corona there won’t be anybody to ride bike lanes,” according to DNA Info. PIX11 spoke to Darby […]

  • How minor crimes could result in deportation as feds crack down on undocumented immigrants

    NEW YORK – Cracking down on turnstile jumping has long been one of the cornerstones of broken windows policing, which follows a theory that if you crack down on smaller and lower level crimes that will inevitably lead to decrease in major crimes. Based on the statements from the Trump administration about immigration policy who could be deported from the United States, immigrants in New York City’s immigrant-rich communities are now worried that these minor crimes could make them more susceptible […]

  • Trump’s new order will call for more deportations, adding to NYC’s undocumented immigrants’ fears

    NEW YORK – Last Friday night, PIX11 explored the growing culture of fear our region’s immigrant communities. Based on suspicions held by undocumented immigrants like Alfredo, that the Trump administration would revise its suspended executive order on immigration and thus put a greater number of undocumented immigrants at risk for deportation. “My family,” Alfredo said. “That’s what my worries – my family.” By Tuesday evening, those nagging suspicions were confirmed by Julissa Bisono, lead organizer for immigrant advocacy organization, Make […]

  • Amid fear of phony ICE agents targeting New Yorkers, protests against Trump’s immigration order continue

    MANHATTAN – The fear is real in New York City’s immigrant communities and now there are reports criminals are trying to profit off those fears, allegedly by pretending to be federal ICE immigration agents. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said it happened in his Queens district. “They had approached this man, and they said that he had to give them all the money or they would take him in,” Van Bramer said Tuesday. “They would take him in posing as ICE […]

  • Undocumented family man with criminal past faces deportation under Trump administration: ‘We are terrified’

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  • Karina Vetrano’s parents indicate they are aware of person of interest in jogger’s slaying

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