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
San Antonio Police patch on a uniform.
Eric Gay / APU.S.

2 Dead, Officer Injured In San Antonio Traffic Stop Shooting

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Monday, April 12, 2021
Court TV / APU.S.

Judge In Chauvin Trial Denies Request To Sequester Jury

Rep. Matt Gaetz
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

House Ethics Committee Investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz

Security fencing surrounds the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

President Biden Establishes Panel To Study Supreme Court Reform

Caleb Chung receives the first dose of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine or placebo as a trial participant
Richard Chung / APSci/Health

Pfizer Seeking FDA Approval For Vaccinating Children 12-15

Fans hold up "DMX" balloons during a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Rapper DMX Dies at 50 From Heart Attack

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anna Moneymaker / The New York Times via APSci/Health

CDC Chief: U.K. Variant Now Dominant COVID-19 Strain In U.S.

Rep. Alcee Hastings
Patrick Semansky / APU.S.

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings Of Florida Has Died At 84

Stickers that say "I got vaccinated" at a community vaccination center.
Brynn Anderson / APSci/Health

A Third Of U.S. Population Has Received 1 Dose Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Authorities at the scene of a shooting at a shooting near an Army base in Frederick, Maryland.
Graham Cullen / The Frederick News-Post via APU.S.

Officials: Navy Medic Killed After Shooting, Injuring 2 In Maryland

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Pres. Biden Increases Vaccination Goal, Pledges Transparency At Border

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden with their grandson Hunter Biden, walk on the South Lawn at the White House.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APSci/Health

Biden Administration Kicks Off COVID Relief Messaging Tour

President Joe Biden signs COVID relief bill
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

President Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Into Law

Doctors and nurses work in the emergency COVID-19 ward of a hospital.
Luca Bruno / APSci/Health

World Marks One Year Since WHO Declared COVID-19 A Pandemic

Mariachi perform for diners at a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.
Eric Gay / APSci/Health

New COVID-19 Cases Plateau After Sharp Drop

Employee scans a box of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a shipping facility.
Timothy D. Easley / APSci/Health

Johnson & Johnson Teams With Rival To Boost Vaccine Production

Pharmacist preparing to give an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson / APSci/Health

Feds To Open 2 More Mass Vaccination Sites

Sen. Marsha Blackburn speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
John Raoux / APPolitics

Conservative Political Action Conference Underway In Florida

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Former Aide Accuses New York Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

William Burns, nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director.
Tom Williams / Pool via APPolitics

Confirmation Hearing Underway For CIA Nominee William "Bill" Burns

Vaccination center parking lot
Damian Dovarganes / APSci/Health

5 Mass Vaccination Sites In L.A. Temporarily Close Amid Shortages

CVS Pharmacy window.
Carolyn Kaster / APSci/Health

Biden Administration To Ship COVID-19 Vaccines Directly To Pharmacies

Former President Donald Trump boards Marine One.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Trump Legal Team Questions Constitutionality Of Impeachment Trial

U.S. Capitol
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

FBI Seeking Info On Suspect Who Planted Pipe Bombs Near Capitol

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Cheryl Gerber / Johnson & Johnson / APSci/Health

Johnson & Johnson Says One-Shot COVID Vaccine Candidate Is Effective

Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / APPolitics

Russian President Vladimir Putin Signs Nuclear Arms Treaty Extension

Health care workers have a meeting in a COVID-19 unit.
Jae C. Hong / APSci/Health

Concern Over Spread Of COVID Variants In The U.S.

Former President Bill Clinton pays his respects during funeral services for Henry "Hank" Aaron.
Kevin D. Liles / Atlanta Braves / APSports

Atlanta Funeral Service Held For Hank Aaron

Protesters sign calling for climate action in front of the White House.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President Biden Says Climate Change A National Security Issue

Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Alex Brandon / APSci/Health

Dr. Fauci Warns Of New COVID Variants Spreading In The U.S.