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
A candy chute allows socially distanced treat delivery this Halloween
Michael Perez / APU.S.

Red Cross: Halloween can be Both Safe and Spooky

"For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of a store.
AP / Paul SancyaSci/Health

30 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Since Pandemic Began

Jay Strubberg with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand Rejects CBO Finding On $15 Minimum Wage, Talks 9/11 Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand Talks Iran, Impeachment And Health Care With Newsy

Isabella Johnson leads a climate strike in Chicago

Youth Activism Leads Push For Climate Change Action

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduce the Green New Deal
Getty ImagesU.S.

Democrats Walk Tightrope With Green New Deal

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres listens as President Donald Trump chairs a U.N. Security Council meeting.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Allies And Rivals Both Have Trouble Navigating Trump's Foreign Policy

A nuclear weapon is detonated as part of U.S. nuclear testing between 1945 and 1962.
Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryWorld

We're Nowhere Near Denuclearizing

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017.
Getty ImagesWorld

Speeches, Posturing & Dealmaking: Why UNGA Is Diplomacy's Super Bowl

The United Nations logo on the back wall of the General Assembly Hall
Getty ImagesWorld

What To Expect At The UN General Assembly

Two anti-gang activists in Chicago

Chicago Anti-Gang Activists Say Facebook Is Used For Harm In Feuds

Two Chicago homes in photographer Tonika Johnson's "Folded Map" project
Tonika JohnsonU.S.

Artist's 'Folded Map' Project Aims To Break Down Cultural Barriers

The words 'In God We Trust' are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Little Extras In Your Budget Add Up ... Really Quickly

Former gang leader and current outreach worker Ulysses "U.S." Floyd

Meet The Former Gang Leader Who Wants A Safer Chicago

Athletes do the black power salute.
Angelo CozziU.S.

Was 1968 The Year Of The Protest?

Martin Luther King Jr.
U.S. Information AgencyU.S.

A Voice For All Americans, MLK's Legacy Reaches Further Than You Think

Rotterdam port
Getty ImagesWorld

The Anatomy Of A Trade War

Waymo's Chrysler Pacifica self-driving minivan

Google Spinoff Is Going To Unleash A Bunch Of Self-Driving Minivans

Paul Manafort checks the podium before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

Police outside Club Blu Bar and Grill

At Least 2 Dead, Up To 17 Wounded In Florida Nightclub Shooting

Hillary Clinton looks on during a 'Get Out The Caucus' at the Clark County Government Center.
Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

FBI Director Recommends Against Charging Clinton Over Emails

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifying on Capitol Hill in 2015.
Getty Images / Alex WongU.S.

Transgender People No Longer Banned From Openly Serving In US Military

Overhead photo of Joint Base Andrews.
U.S. NavyU.S.

Joint Base Andrews Was On Lockdown After Report Of Active Shooter

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors gestures in the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 13, 2016.
Getty Images / Thearon W. HendersonSports

Steph Curry Could Be The NBA's First Unanimous MVP

A crane collapsed in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan.
Twitter / @FDNY / @nycoemU.S.

At Least 1 Killed, Multiple Injured In New York City Crane Collapse

Lawrence Phillips with the Miami Dolphins in 1998
Getty Images / Eliot J. SchechterSports

Former NFL Running Back Lawrence Phillips Found Dead In Prison Cell

Sailors on a riverine command boat in 2014.
U.S. NavyWorld

Pentagon Confirms The Release Of 10 Navy Sailors Detained By Iran

Police officers
Getty Images / Antoine AntoniolWorld

Armed Man Killed At Paris Police Station On Charlie Hebdo Anniversary

MAY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) talks to members of the news media after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office at the White House May 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaPolitics

Obama Expected To Add New Gun Control Measures

Getty Images / Mark WilsonU.S.

Cruz Responds To Washington Post Cartoon Of Daughters As Monkeys