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Jay Young

Born: Oct 1, 1949

Death: Aug 23, 2006

Birthplace: Eunice

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jay Young

Date of Birth : Oct 1, 1949
Date of Death : Aug 23, 2006
Birth Place : Eunice

Silas Joseph "Jay" Young, known professionally as Jay Young, was one of the original news anchors on CNN's Headline News in Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1980s. Young was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Jay was a staff member on future Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards' election team in 1971 before moving on to become a popular regional print journalist and newscaster in Lafayette, Louisiana KATC TV 3 in 1975-76 and in Baton Rouge on WAFB-TV 9 in the late 1970s and on WBRZ-TV in the early 1980s to mid-1980s, the latter newscast was reportedly the highest rated ABC-TV newscast for a market its size in the country. Young later published three novels :Where Heathens Pray, Smuggler's Forecast, and Flights of Fantsy. He died of a heart attack on August 23, 2006 at the age of 56.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Newsreader

Also known as


  • Silas Joseph Young Jay Young
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