Jay is Journal’s new Ishpeming Bureau reporter

ISHPEMING – The Mining Journal today welcomes Zach Jay as the new Ishpeming Bureau reporter.

Jay is an alumnus of Ishpeming High School and grew up in the town. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

“I’m from Ishpeming, I grew up here, so it’s nice to be back,” Jay said. “I look forward to meeting and working with everyone in the future.”

Jay has been working as the part-time photographer for The Mining Journal for the past year.

“I applied for the job because I want to work as a reporter and gain experience,” he said.

“I know Ishpeming, I like Ishpeming, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

Journal Managing Editor Bud Sargent is pleased with Jay’s promotion.

“I’m excited and pleased that Zach is here,”?Sargent said. “I?am looking forward to a long run with Zach in our Ishpeming bureau.”

Jay likes animals and reading. He is currently assembling his own personal library and has more than 1,000 books already.

Jay can be reached at the Ishpeming Bureau of The Mining Journal:?906-486-4401.