Position: : News and Sports Anchor/Reporter, Packers Radio Network Reporter, Internet News and Sports Writer/Producer
Residence: : Whitefish Bay
Joined WTMJ: : 1998
A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather sang with Dennis Morgan and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on a weekly show in the early years of 620 WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career in radio at WTMJ.
While a student at Marquette, Jay joined WTMJ as a producer for the Green Bay Packers Radio Network and soon began his tenure as a news and sports anchor. In addition, Jay honed his radio skills doing play-by-play and hosting a coach's talk show with the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association, where his broadcasts were heard nationally.
Today, Jay is an award-winning news and sports anchor and reporter for WTMJ. He files reports for Wisconsin's Morning News, is a weekend sports anchor and a studio anchor/reporter for the Green Bay Packers Radio Network, and fills in as a sports anchor on Wisconsin's Morning News.
Jay has won awards for:
• Associated Press Wisconsin Best Radio Sports Story: "Monfre for Three, while Mom's There for Me" (2008)
• Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Best Special Interest Programming: "Ice Bowl Revisited" (2005)
• A.I.R. Award for Best Sports Interview: Jerry Kramer for "Ice Bowl Revisited" (2005)
Jay, who is married with a son, enjoys time with his family, playing keyboards in jam sessions with friends, cooking Italian food and trying to get rid of the calories, and being involved in various community service projects around Milwaukee and Wisconsin. For those wondering, Jay is not related to former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Jim Sorgi, although he loved hearing Matt Lepay's play-by-play calls of him!
Let Jay know of any "impact players" in our community who use sports to serve and impact the lives of others -- he wants to tell their stories.