Jay Petrequin is NEWS10’s North Country Digital Reporter, and so it fits that he is a lifelong upstate New York local. Originally from the Lake George area, Jay previously worked at the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper as a copy editor, working with detailed knowledge of AP style while also directing news page design. This work, guiding assembly of news pages presenting breaking local and national news alike, resulted in his receiving of New York State Associated Press Association awards for news page design in 2017 and 2018. Prior to that, Jay graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in English from SUNY Potsdam, where he was editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Racquette. While in Potsdam, he also interned at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. Jay’s other passion is in critical writing about video games and other forms of artistic media. He’s been writing and reviewing on the internet since he was a teenager, and currently maintains a YouTube channel to explore gaming-related topics in his spare time, while also exploring podcasting and creative writing pursuits.