Jay Cashmere Biography – Jay Cashmere Wiki
Jay Cashmere is an American journalist, reporter, and anchor. He anchors the 5:30 p.m. news on WPTV, The Now at 6:30 p.m. on WFLX Fox 29, and the 10 p.m. news on WFLX Fox 29. Jay joined the WPTV news team in 2001, and since then he has been reporting and anchoring for WPTV.
Jay is the recipient of multiple Associated Press awards along with 14 nominations for Emmy awards many for his stories focusing on ocean conservation and the environment. In December of 2008, he won a Suncoast Emmy for “Wounded Warriors.” The piece was shot on location in Bonaire in August of 2007 highlighting a group of single and double amputee soldiers who were diving for the first time since returning from war. The story aired as part of Jay’s series “Underwater Wednesdays” which featured and promoted stories surrounding coral reef and ocean awareness. That series also earned Jay a community service award from the US Coral Reef Task Force in 2004 for increasing public awareness on coral reef conservation.
Jay has covered high-profile stories in his career as a journalist. He took the ride of his life in 2000 when he flew with the Blue Angels in preparation for a South Carolina air show. He was one of the first reporters to reach Haiti just hours after the disastrous earthquake of January 2010 and was on the white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle that same year following the devastating Gulf oil spill.
Jay covered the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 extensively which battered South Florida. He also covered the most personal story of his career in 2005 when he traveled back home to help his family dig out and recover during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He anchored live coverage outside the Palm Beach County Courthouse every day during the trial of polo mogul John Goodman in March of 2011 and recently spent 7 hours in the Everglades hunting pythons.
Prior to joining the WPTV news team in 2001, he worked at WJRD (PAX) Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1998, and WTOC (CBS) Savannah, Georgia between 1999 and 2001. Jay emcees numerous events throughout the year for many charities and works closely with several including Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Palm Beach County’s Business Development Board. He is also involved with the South Florida Fair, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach County Food and Wine Festival, an event where he met his wife Kelly in 2008.
Jay attended the University of Alabama, where he graduated with a degree in Broadcasting and minors in English and Geography. He graduated in 1997. Jay was born in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and grew up 50 miles north of the city in Folsom, Los Angeles, United States.
Jay Cashmere Age
He was born in November 1975, in New Orleans, Los Angeles, United States.
Jay Cashmere Wife
He is married to his wife Kelly Hafferly. The couple was married on October 7, 2011, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Palm Beach Garden. Jay and his wife welcomed their son Cruz into the world in 2012 and their daughter Ella in 2014. They have also rescued a 180-pound Great Dane (their gentle giant) named Jake from the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.
Jay Cashmere Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary of $70 thousand.
Jay Cashmere Net Worth
Jay Cashmere’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.