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
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

Displaced Afghans
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

U.S. To Evacuate Interpreters, Other Aides From Afghanistan

Women's basketball star Candace Parker posing at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit.
Damian Dovarganes / APTech

WNBA Star Candace Parker To Be First Woman On NBA 2K Cover

Person watches a plume of smoke from the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.
Nathan Howard / APU.S.

Thousands Of Homes, Structures Threatened By Western U.S. Wildfires

Smoke rises from a food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mahmud Hossain Opu / APWorld

52 Dead In Bangladesh Factory Fire As Workers Locked Inside

President Joe Biden speaks about the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

Pres. Biden: U.S. Military Mission In Afghanistan Ending On August 31

Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, right, hugs Dario Saric after they won Game 6.
Mark J. Terrill / APSports

NBA Finals Game 1 Tips Off Tuesday Night

Brandi Levy wears her cheerleading outfit as she looks at her phone
Danna Singer / ACLU / APPolitics

Supreme Court Backs Student Cheerleader In Free Speech Case

Flags adorn the facade of the New York Stock Exchange
Richard Drew / APBusiness

Major Stock Indexes Finish Up, NASDAQ Hits An All-Time High

Displaced Tigrayans receiving food
Ben Curtis / APWorld

U.N. Group Says 41M Worldwide Are At "Imminent Risk Of Famine"

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections
Vahid Salemi / APWorld

Iran's President-Elect Calls For U.S. To Rejoin Nuke Deal

CDC headquarters
Ron Harris / APSci/Health

CDC: Delta Variant Is Now 'Variant Of Concern'

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Jonathan Buckmaster / APWorld

U.K. PM Keeps England's COVID Restrictions In Place

President Joe Biden
Olivier Hoslet / APPolitics

President Biden Meets With NATO Leaders

Vice President Kamala Harris boards Air Force Two
Jacquelyn Martin / APSci/Health

Vice President Harris Promotes Vaccine Effort In South Carolina

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott
Wilson Ring / APSci/Health

Vermont Lifts Remaining COVID Restrictions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg
Dmitri Lovetsky / APWorld

Putin Signs Law Banning 'Extremist' Groups From Elections

Armed soldiers stand guard due to drastic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Vincent Thian / APSci/Health

Malaysia To Tighten COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge

Police tape marks a line outside Rigby Middle School following a shooting.
Natalie Behring / APU.S.

3 Injured In Idaho Middle School Shooting, Suspect In Custody