Jay Dow is a news correspondent for the PIX11 News at 10 p.m. and host of PIX11’s weekly show “Talk It Out with Jay Dow” on Facebook Live.

He is also honored to be the recipient of 11 Emmy Awards, seven Associated Press Awards, five National Association of Black Journalists Awards, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards (including the Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing).

Dow’s experience runs the spectrum. Since joining WPIX in 2012, he has played an integral role in the station’s coverage of breaking news, investigative reporting, local and national politics, crime, the economy 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, Conn., 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 37 hours of continuous reporting, as law enforcement conducted an intense manhunt for the lone remaining suspect, ending with his capture.

In 2013, Dow began focusing on the various social issues facing our region and the country. He made three trips to Ferguson, Missouri, to report on the fatal police shooting of Mike Brown, earning an Emmy Award for his reporting. Dow has been honored with two Associated Press Awards for his reporting on the Eric Garner fatal police encounter, and the NYPD’s controversial policy of “stop, question and frisk.”

Dow earned an Emmy Award, three New York Press Club Awards and the Associated Press Award for Investigative Reporting for “No Place to Call Home,” a two-year investigation into the New York City homeless crisis.

Dow received 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards (including the Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing) for his reporting role in a 10-part series (2016-2017) exploring the push for a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the nation’s first black heavyweight boxing champion. President Donald Trump granted Johnson a posthumous pardon in 2018..

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 Evening News Weekend Edition (2010-2011). During his time with the WCBS-TV, Dow consistently led the station’s weekday morning newscasts (2008-2012).

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) for the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition.

Prior to his WCBS-TV morning show duties, Dow held the title of WCBS-TV New Jersey correspondent (2002-2008). He reported extensively on the scandal — and subsequent resignation — of former Gov. James McGreevey (2004). He also provided daily coverage of ex-NBA star Jayson William’s manslaughter trial (2004). Soon after joining WCBS-TV, Dow led the station’s coverage of the Faheem Williams fatal child abuse case (2003), which triggered major reform within New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services.

Before joining WCBS-TV, Dow cut his teeth on New York City’s streets as a nightside general assignment reporter for NY1 News, the Time Warner owned cable news station (1999-2002).

Dow was living in New York City on Sept. 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 (2000), and the aftermath of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 from the Dominican Republic (2001).

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).

In 1997, Dow earned a bachelor of science degree in political science with a concentration in economics from The College of New Jersey.

Dow is a former high school and college wrestler, a former triathlete and remains dedicated to physical fitness. He is married to former WPIX-TV producer Shamina Dow. They currently reside in New Jersey with their two daughters. Dow is a proud native of the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in Hackensack, N.J.

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