Jay Dow is a two-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent who joined PIX11 in January 2012.
Dow has essentially spent his entire broadcast career reporting from New York - the nation's number one media market. His experience runs the spectrum; from local and national politics, to crime, the ups and downs of the economy – and everything in between.
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). Most recently, 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 provided in depth coverage of the 'Occupy Wall Street' in Lower Manhattan (WCBS-TV), and the scandals involving former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan (WCBS-TV).
Dow spent nearly a month covering the 2011 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 morning show duties, Dow held the title of WCBS-TV 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. Dow led WCBS' 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 two Emmy wins he's the recipient of five Emmy Award nominations. Dow also accepted the Harlem YMCA's 'Black Achievers in Industry' award, and the New York Association of Black Journalists' Public Affairs award.
Before joining CBS 2, 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 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 news assistant at CBS News (1997-1998).
Dow credits his late Uncle and Godfather, CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow, for inspiring him to get into the business of fairly - and sincerely - 'telling someone else's story'.
Jay Dow is a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in Hackensack, N.J. In 1997, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science (with a concentration in economics) from The College of New Jersey.