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Title: Collier Citizen Editor
Contact: 239-213-6065 | Send JAY an email



Jay joined the Daily News more than nine years ago as a reporter in the Marco Island office and then joined the multimedia desk, where he worked as a web editor on the late shift before becoming an assistant content editor.

Jay worked as a reporter at Florida papers in Fernandina Beach and Palatka for about three years before coming to the Daily News. Jay earned his degree at the University of Florida. GO GATORS!

■ WHO TO ROOT FOR (This is the most important link on this page or any other page for that matter... OK, yeah, I'm a little biased... maybe)

■ WHERE TO SEND YOUR KID TO COLLEGE (Although the days where almost anybody could get in -- I mean, take me for example -- are long, long gone.)

While at work (the afternoon to evening shift), Jay helps his fellow content editors by posting articles on, managing the content on the Web site, using Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools to get breaking news into the public's hand quicker than ever before, helps supervise various teams of reporters, edits and assigns stories and helps reporters polish their craft.

In his spare time, Jay enjoys reading, writing, camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, computers, games and spending time with his two awesome children and beautiful wife.

He can be reached at, at his desk at (239) 213-6065, or often even quicker on his personal e-mail account, (since he has his sweet new iPhone hooked up directly to that account!) Gotta love the iPhone!

■ Friend me on Facebook

■ Follow the NDN Newsroom -- and where I often post interesting articles and breaking news -- on Twitter

■ Follow me on Twitter

■ Look me up on LinkedIn

■ A great newspaper in a great town for a starting journalist (I really learned a lot here, where I covered literally everything from breaking news to the annual Blue Crab Festival)

■ An interesting newspaper that I essentially used as a stepping stone to get myself to Naples


Position History

  • Collier Citizen Editor
    09/01/2010 - current
  • Community Editor
    08/01/2009 - current
  • Assistant Content Editor
    12/14/2007 - 07/01/2010
  • Online Editor
    07/15/2001 - 12/14/2007
  • Reporter
    07/01/2000 - 07/15/2001

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