Jay joined Alaska's News Source digital team in March 2021 as a digital reporter and producer. Before joining Alaska's News Source family, he worked as a general assignment reporter and photographer at the Times-Georgian in Carrollton, Georgia. Prior to his role at the newspaper, Jay worked for a year as a photojournalist at News Link in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in digital media studies with an emphasis on broadcast journalism from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. In 2020, he won five Georgia Press Association awards, which helped the Times-Georgian win the General Excellence Award among newspapers its size in the state.
Jay was born and raised in New Jersey. He enjoys playing soccer, hiking, reading, and spending quality time with his wife and family.