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
Students from Shea High School walk out to protest the nation's gun policies.
David Goldman / APPolitics

The State Of Our Nation As Mass Shootings Continue

Fortnite Video Game
@FortniteGame / TwitterWorld

'Fortnite' Purchases Raise $144 Million For Ukraine Relief

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji shoots over North Carolina guard Leaky Black during the first half of a college basketball game
David J. Phillip / APSports

Jayhawks Rally, Rock Tar Heels 72-69 To Win NCAA Title

Boris Romanchenko
@Buchenwald_Dora/ TwitterWorld

Germany Honors Survivor Of Nazi Camps Killed In Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via APWorld

President Zelenskyy To Deliver Virtual Address To U.S. Congress

Bill Cosby gesturing outside his home
Matt Rourke / APPolitics

Supreme Court Won't Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby

This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows bright flaring object landing
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantWorld

U.N. Security Council To Meet On Nuclear Plant

This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows bright flaring object landing
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantWorld

Fire Out At Key Ukraine Nuclear Plant, No Radiation Released

Tennis players Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Anastasia Potapova of Russia
Uncredited / AP PhotoSports

International Tennis Federation Cancels Events In Russia And Belarus

Coors Light six-pack with cardboard wrap instead of plastic rings
Molson CoorsSci/Health

Coors Light To Ditch Plastic Rings For Cardboard Wrap

"Jeopardy!" contestant Christine Whelchel
Jeopardy! / TwitterU.S.

Breast Cancer Survivor And 'Jeopardy!' Champion Removes Wig

A patient on hospital bed is escorted to the temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong
Kin Cheung / APSci/Health

Hong Kong Reports Record COVID Cases; Movements May Be Restricted

An Amazon employee grabs boxes to be loaded onto a truck
Scott Sady / APSci/Health

Amazon Easing Mask Mandates For Warehouse Workers

Ukrainian troops inspect the site following a Russian airstrike in Kyiv, Ukraine
Vadim Ghirda / APWorld

Nations Pledge To Remove 'Selected' Russian Banks From SWIFT

Front of the Las Vegas welcome sign in Las Vegas
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

14 Shot At Las Vegas Hookah Parlor; 1 Dead And 2 Critically Hurt

A Ukrainian soldier walks past debris of a burning military truck
Efrem Lukatsky / APWorld

Germany To Send Anti-Tank Weapons To Ukraine

Ticket windows remain closed on the day pitchers and catcher were scheduled to report to camp
Steve Nesius / APSports

Locked-Out Players, MLB Meet For 6th Straight Day

Pregnant woman wearing a facemask.
Charles Krupa / APSci/Health

Study: Getting COVID Vaccine While Pregnant Can Help Protect Baby

Student gets COVID-19 booster shot from nursing student.
Andrew Rush / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via APSci/Health

Estimated 73% Of U.S. Now Have Immune Protection From Omicron

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

CNNSci/Health

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.
APU.S.

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