Jay Strubberg - Newsy

Jay Strubberg

Show Producer/Host

Jay Strubberg is a producer and host of "The Briefing," Newsy's afternoon program that explores the day's biggest stories in a mostly headline-news format with context, analysis and live look-ins on major events. He strives to present news in an easily digestible yet informed and objective way. Jay's field work includes coverage of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly in New York City and the 2016 Missouri primary elections. He's interviewed numerous people, including speaking with a United Nations spokesperson about the global climate crisis, a CDC behavioral scientist about suicide rates, and a gang leader turned outreach worker in Chicago who's trying to reduce violence in his city. Jay has also hosted events, including one for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, "Breaking the News: Trust in the Age of Digital Media." And he's the backup host of Newsy's flagship show, "The Why." Prior to his career with Newsy, Jay was an on-air host for the Zimmer Radio Group. He's a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and earned a certificate of broadcasting arts, TV and radio from the Broadcast Center of St. Louis. Jay's advice to aspiring journalists: Frame your questions wisely and listen keenly. Jay hopes to one day interview Jon Stewart, the legendary political satirist who inspired him to pursue a career in journalism.

  Recent Work
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.
Mike Groll / APSports

MLB Hall Of Famer Henry "Hank" Aaron Dies At The Age Of 86

Facebook Elections sign
John Minchillo / APTech

Quasi-Independent Oversight Board To Rule On Trump Facebook Ban

FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Sarah Silbiger / Pool / APPolitics

FBI Director Christopher Wray To Remain Under President Biden

A group of protesters shield themselves from chemical irritants.
Assfault Pirates / APU.S.

At Least 8 Arrested After Rioters Damage Federal Buildings In Portland

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter.
Zoom / APSports

Report: New York Mets Fire GM Over Lewd Texts Sent To Female Reporter

First lady Melania Trump.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

First Lady Melania Trump Gives Farewell Address

Sen. Josh Hawley.
Caroline Brehman/Pool via APEntertainment

Sen. Josh Hawley Lands Book Deal After Publisher Drops Him

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Resigns Her Senate Seat

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport.
Frank Augstein / APWorld

U.K. Requires Travelers To Provide Negative COVID-19 Test

A National Guard member stands at a road block outside the Capitol.
Matt Slocum / APU.S.

Brief Lockdown At U.S. Capitol Over Nearby Fire

President Donald Trump.
Gerald Herbert / APPolitics

President Trump Expected To Issue Around 100 Pardons, Commutations

President-elect Joe Biden.
Matt Slocum / APSci/Health

President-Elect Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Protester holding sign demanding a higher federal minimum wage.
Teresa Crawford / APU.S.

Fast-Food Workers Strike To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wearing mask
Greg Nash / The Hill / APPolitics

House Could Impose Fines For Members Who Don't Wear Masks

Gov. Gavin Newsom
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APSci/Health

California Governor Lays Out Plan To Reopen Schools

Voter walks toward polling place
Todd Kirkland / APPolitics

Judge Blocks Voter Roll Purge In 2 Georgia Counties

Sen. Josh Hawley
Greg Nash / APPolitics

Sen. Josh Hawley To Contest Certification Of Electoral College Results

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx.
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

Newsy Exclusive: WH Virus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx Plans To Retire

Restaurant closed for indoor dining in New York.
Mark Lennihan / APBusiness

US Jobless Claims Rise To 885,000 As States Tighten Restrictions

Blanket pulled over coronavirus patient.
David J. Phillip / APSci/Health

US Hits New Daily Record Of More Than 3,400 COVID-19 Deaths

Russian flag in front of the Olympics logo.
Matt Slocum / APSports

Russia Banned From Displaying Name, Flag At Next 2 Olympics

ormer South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Kevin Lamarque/Pool via APPolitics

Pete Buttigieg Chosen As Biden's Transportation Secretary

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Greg Nash/Pool via APPolitics

Former Top Cybersecurity Official Defends Election Integrity

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Tom Brenner / Pool / ReutersPolitics

GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Acknowledges Biden Victory

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ashley Landis / APSports

NBA's Antetokounmpo Signs $228M Extension With Milwaukee

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Alexei Nikolsky / Pool / Sputnik KremlinPolitics

Russian President Putin Congratulates Biden On Election Victory

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Susan Walsh / APSci/Health

Fauci: Trump, Pence, Biden And Harris Should Get Vaccinated

LeBron James
Mark J. Terrill / APSports

Lebron James Named Time's Athlete Of The Year

President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Hunter Biden Under Federal Investigation For Business Dealings

People in line for unemployment benefits.
John Locher / APBusiness

Jobless Claims Rise As Labor Market Loses Momentum