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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
  • Substitute teacher charged for ripping hijab off 8-year-old girl: NYPD

    THE BRONX –– A public school substitute teacher was charged Thursday morning on a hate crime charge after he yanked an 8-year-old student’s hijab off her head, police said. Oghenetega Edah, 31, was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court, and he was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and endangering the welfare of a child. The criminal complaint alleges Edah kicked the child’s foot and hit her hand inside a classroom at P.S. 76 before threatening her, saying “if you don’t behave […]

  • Woman, 58, possibly innocent bystander, shot in the chest at Bronx park

    THE BRONX — A 58-year-old woman was shot in the chest while standing in a park in a Bronx park Wednesday afternoon. It happened around 5 p.m. at a park in the area of Bronxwood Avenue and Pelham Parkway. Police are investigating whether or not the woman was an innocent bystander in the incident or the intended target. A source close to the investigation tells PIX11 the woman is a nanny, who was on her way to pick up the child she cared for and […]

  • Security increased at ‘soft targets’ in NYC following terror attack in Manchester

    QUEENS, N.Y. –– Every time terrorist strike, we are reminded of just how vulnerable we are on any given day. At Citi Field, thousands of New York Mets fans poured out of the subway Tuesday evening, down the stairs and into the adjacent stadium. They eventually gathered in a crowd just outside the stadium’s secure entrance and its mandatory checkpoint. This is the same kind of “soft-target” location a suicide bomber attacked Monday night – outside a packed arena in […]

  • N.J. boy comes home from school to learn his dad’s been deported

    Joel Massie has only known life in the U.S. But that life effectively ended last week, with his father Arino’s May 25 deportation back to his native Indonesia leaving Joel, now 13, heartbroken. “He’s been with me for 13 years, because I was born with him, of course. And for those 13 years, he’s been kind, happy, and loving,” Joel said. It took young Joel several minutes to harness his emotions, and talk about his beloved father. Joel, born a […]

  • Masked burglar wanted in terrifying home invasion in Belleville, NJ

    BELLEVILLE, N.J. –– Neighbors in Belleville, New Jersey tell us news of a frightening home invasion has them checking their doors and windows and then re-checking them. PIX11 is not identifying the victim’s address – or the street – because the suspect is still on the loose. What’s more unsettling, is that detectives say the suspect slipped in through an open side door of a home early Friday morning at around 4am, stood over mother sleeping with her two young children and […]

  • Good Samaritan helps detain suspect who plowed car into crowded sidewalk in Times Square

    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A Planet Hollywood employee is being hailed a hero after helping to detain an out-of-control driver who plowed into a crowd of people in Times Square Thursday morning. “He ran out of the car,” Kenya Brandix said. “He was screaming. At the top of his lungs, and he was flailing his arms in all directions.” Brandix was able to detain the man, later identified as 26-year-old Richard Rojas, until he was taken into custody. Rojas swung a […]

  • NY moves to stop people from smoking e-cigarettes indoors

    NEW YORK — E-cigarette smokers in New York may soon be relegated to the same outdoor areas as cigarette smokers. The New York State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday placing nearly the same indoor restrictions on e-cigarettes that currently exist for cigarettes. If the bill passed in the Senate and is signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, people would be banned from using e-cigarettes in most restaurants, bars and workplaces. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) sponsored the bill because was concerned  the usage of e-cigarettes […]

  • Security tight at homeless hotel in Harlem after stabbing death

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Security was tight Tuesday evening in the lobby of the Park View Hotel on Central Park North in Harlem. Not surprising, given the NYPD responded to a homicide here – the result of a domestic dispute – just 24 hours ago. “Security need to do your job. They don’t make rounds in the building enough,” said Park View Hotel tenant Naquan. Naquan is one several hundred homeless men and women placed at the Park View by the New […]

  • Sunny’s Bar raises $65,000 to save iconic bar; $20,000 still needed

    RED HOOK, Brooklyn — In a city that refuses to play favorites when it comes to its social institutions, the appeal of Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, cuts across generations. That’s a notable accomplishment when you consider Sunny’s been showing its customers a good time since 1890. “They’ve been like a boxer, that’s gotten knocked down, but got back up every time,” longtime patron John Tebeau said. Yes, that’s 127 years of beating back the forces of change. Mother Nature almost […]

  • Street vendor regains consciousness after Bronx beatdown; 2 more suspects arrested

    THE BRONX –– As NYPD detectives escorted suspects Enrique Foote and Octavious Profit out of the 40th precinct station house Thursday evening, PIX11 posed to both of them a single question. But we will get to that in a moment. First we need to go back to last week, at the corner of East 149th Street and Third Ave, in the tough Melrose section of the Bronx. This is where cell phone video recorded a confrontation between 53-year-old street vendor Souleymane […]