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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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    There are several hundred, young immigrant children, alone, separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border, including those being kept at a facility in East Harlem, where an advocacy choir sang in front of the building Thursday to raise awareness to the plight of separated immigrant families. “Babies in cages is atrocious. Babies in cages with their mother is an abomination,” said immigration advocate Paola Mendoza. Inside – they are detained – and fully immersed in the federal foster care […]

  • Newark’s homeless residents protest against looming closure of emergency shelter

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  • New audio: Children sob at border facility after being separated from families

    “I don’t want them to stop my father,” a child whispers in Spanish. “I don’t want them to deport him.” So begins an excruciating audio clip of children howling for their parents after being separated from them at the US-Mexico border. The audio was published Monday by the investigative nonprofit ProPublica. It adds a visceral element to the coverage of a controversial Trump administration policy of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on […]

  • Ozone Park residents angered over plans to bring men’s homeless shelter to neighborhood

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  • Fans gather at Anthony Bourdain’s former NYC restaurant to mourn his death

    NEW YORK — Celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain was many things. Genuine. Inquisitive. Irreverent. And in spite of his uncanny ability to both entertain and inform, by using an intoxicating mix of food and good conversation, Bourdain was also clearly troubled, more than we ever knew. Bourdain committed suicide by hanging, his body discovered by a friend Friday morning inside his hotel room in France, where he was filming an upcoming episode of his show, “Parts Unknown” on […]

  • Jersey City councilman criticized for post some call homophobic

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Councilman Richard Boggiano sees nothing wrong with his since deleted Facebook pos showing photo of a man wearing nothing but a tiny pair of pink underwear and pink heels. It was captioned: “Hey city council pass the obscenity law.” But instead of stirring up the debate on lifting a ban on topless women in public spaces by revising Jersey City’s 1980’s obscenity law, all Boggiano did with his post is infuriate the LGBTQ+ community. Some have […]

  • Teacher beaten, called f—-t after Queens Pride Parade

    JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — A teacher was beaten and called a derogatory word for gay men just hours after celebrating at the Queens Pride Parade Sunday in Jackson Heights. Brandon, who does not want his last name released, spoke to PIX11 about the ordeal. “I went to Queens Pride with one of my good friends,” Brandon said. “We were hanging out. These two men saw me. One of them approached me. One of them says, ‘F— you, you f—ing f—-t.’ […]

  • Dog dies during Delta Air Lines flight to Newark

    NEWARK— A dog being flown by Delta Air Lines from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey, died during the trip Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the airline. The owners, Michael Dellegrazie and his girlfriend, were moving from Phoenix to New York and decided to put their 8-year-old Pomeranian, Alejandro, on a plane so they could pick the dog up at the Newark airport. During the layover in Detroit, Alejandro was held in a cargo facility. “There was a stop in […]

  • Looming shelter closure may leave Newark homeless with nowhere to go

    NEWARK, NJ — Panic has set in for some of Newark’s homeless population; the shelter they sleep at is set to close its doors in a month. Many feel they may need to sleep at Newark’s Penn Station, but police have been shooing homeless men and women out of the transit hub. Malik William said they don’t want him in the building. “It’s like Fort Knox,” he said. With nowhere to go now that the Sussex Avenue shelter is set to […]

  • Jack Johnson, boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, gets posthumous pardon

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what is widely regarded as a racially motivated injustice. On Thursday, in an Oval Office ceremony, some of the most famous figures in the sport of boxing joined President Donald Trump and the closest living relative of prizefighter Jack Johnson for the formal pardoning of the boxing legend. It was the culmination, in part, of efforts by PIX11 […]