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
Mary Taboniar, a housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, looks over bills at her home in Waipahu
Caleb Jones / APPolitics

Federal Unemployment Boost Comes To An End


Health Experts Call Global Warming Greatest Health Threat

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Mark Mitchell / APSci/Health

New Zealand's Prime Minister Lifts Lockdown

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, Brazil's Neymar, left, and Argentina's coach Lionel Scaloni talk.
Andre Penner / APSports

Brazil-Argentina World Cup Qualifier Suspended In Coronavirus Dispute

Homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida,
David J. Phillip / APU.S.

Thousands Face Weeks Without Power in Ida's Aftermath

Civil rights leader Malcolm X speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C.

Malcolm X's Elementary School Getting Revamp

An emergency vehicle arrives at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
John Raoux / APSci/Health

COVID Hospitalizations Skyrocket

A boy grimaces in pain, at the Immaculee Conception hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti.
Matias Delacroix / APSci/Health

Haitian Hospitals Struggle After Disasters Strike

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Eric Gay / APU.S.

Texas Democrats Who Fled State Sue Republican Leaders

Syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Wilfredo Lee / APSci/Health

Half Of The U.S. Is Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

U.S. Capitol Police officers hold off rioters.
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

2 Capitol Rioters Are First To Plead Guilty To Assaulting Officers

The Canadian women's national soccer team poses with their Olympic gold medals.
Fernando Vergara / APSports

Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal In Women's Soccer

United States Olympic track star Allyson Felix.
Francisco Seco / APSports

Track Star Allyson Felix Makes History At The Olympics

A shopper passes a hiring sign while entering a retail store in Morton Grove, Ill., Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Nam Y. Huh / APBusiness

Unemployment Rate At 5.4% After U.S. Adds 943,000 Jobs In July

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Richard Drew / APPolitics

Impeachment Inquiry Into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Nears Completion

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke.
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Phoenix Police Department

the Chevrolet Bolt is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Paul Sancya / APBusiness

President Biden Aims To Jolt Electric Car Expansion

Pentagon Police Officer George Gonzalez
Pentagon Force Protection Agency via APU.S.

Pentagon Officer Killed In Stabbing Identified As George Gonzalez

Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Christophe Ena / APSci/Health

W.H.O. Chief Calls For Pause On COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Health worker filling a syringe with a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Leo Correa / APSci/Health

Denver, Colorado Mayor Mandates COVID Vaccination For City Workers

A joint UN and INGOs team carries out a rapid response mechanism to people in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
UNICEF via APWorld

UN: 100K Children In Ethiopia's Tigray Region Face Deadly Malnutrition

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Rick Bowmer / APSci/Health

Florida Governor To Let Parents Decide Whether Students Wear Masks

U.S. Marines speaking with Afghan villagers.
David Guttenfelder / APU.S.

More Than 200 Afghans Arrive In U.S. On First Evacuation Flight

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Mary Altaffer / APSci/Health

Pfizer: COVID-19 Booster Shot Strongly Protects Against Delta Variant

Law enforcement officials testify at the first hearing of the House Jan. 6 investigation.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Officers Testify At First Hearing Of The House Jan. 6 Investigation

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Jeffrey Phelps / APSports

ESPN: Packers Near Deal With Star QB Aaron Rodgers

A helicopter drops water to put out flames on the island of Sardinia, Italy.
Alessandro Tocco / LaPresse via APWorld

Wildfires Prompt Evacuations In Italy's Sardinia Region

Californians leaving a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Los Angeles.
Damian Dovarganes / APSci/Health

California To Require COVID Vaccination For State Workers

Young children standing outside a school.
Jae C. Hong / APBusiness

Expanded Child Tax Credit Payments Begin

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks at a ceremony honoring care workers
Cedar Attanasio / APSci/Health

Surgeon General Urges U.S. Fight Against COVID Misinformation