Jay Dow

Jay Dow


Jay Dow

Jay Dow is a five time Emmy Award winning correspondent who joined PIX11 in January, 2012.

2014 marks Dow’s fifteenth year reporting from New York – a broadcast career spent almost entirely in the nation’s number one media market. His 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, Dow has played an integral role in the station’s breaking and investigative news coverage.

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 on the scene in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, when a lone gunman committed one of the worst school shootings in the nation’s history.

PIX11 management also 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.

When he’s not covering breaking news, Dow spends a considerable amount of time filing in depth investigative reports for WPIX’s flagship 10pm newscast.

This reporting includes coverage of the New York City Housing Authority, the NYPD’s controversial policy of “Stop, Question & Frisk”, and human-sex trafficking.

Before joining WPIX, Dow spent nine 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 CBS2′s weekday morning newscasts, and served as a network duty correspondent for the weekend edition of the CBS NEWS 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 five Emmy Award wins 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).

Jay believes in the motto, “Work Hard, Play Hard”. As a former high school and college wrestler he remains dedicated to physical fitness. Jay is currently an avid triathlete. You can find him spending the spring and summer months training in the pool, or outdoors – running or biking the hills. The upside to all of that working out? He gets to eat whatever he wants – and a lot of it!

Jay is surrounded by a close knit circle of family and friends. He’s a proud native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and was raised in Hackensack, N.J. In 1997, Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (with a concentration in economics) from The College of New Jersey.

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