Jay Korff is a general assignment reporter with ABC7/WJLA-TV & News Channel 8.
He came here in 2003, after working at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Before that, he reported for stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana; LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and Helena, Montana.
Jay has received 18 Regional Emmy awards, 10 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, a National Murrow and a National Headliner Award for the top feature story in the country. He’s also been honored by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for his investigative work relating to dysfunction, waste and mismanagement within D.C. government.
Jay is a native of the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications, while minoring in Political Science.
Jay enjoys a variety of athletic pursuits in his free time. In 2011 he qualified for the World’s Toughest Mudder obstacle course race. And in 2012 he qualified for the US National Mountain Bike Championships.
Sources tell 7 On Your Side that the D.C. Fire Department, due to staffing and ambulance shortages, would not be able to provide coverage for the annual Fourth of July event on the National Mall. But soon after ABC7 got involved, things changed.
A Clinton, Md. family has an emotional plea for help finding the person responsible for the deadly hit-and-run that robbed an 18-month-old boy of his mother.
The 911 calls that poured into Baltimore County were understandably frantic after a cargo train hit a dump truck and derailed.
ABC7 is hearing from more of you who have amazing stories of survival related to Thursday’s storm.
A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds began rolling through the Midwest Wednesday evening and could affect more than one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland before subsiding.