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|Born||Silas Joseph Young
October 1, 1949
Eunice, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||August 23, 2006(aged 56)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
Silas Joseph "Jay" Young (born October 1, 1949 in New Roads, Louisiana – August 23, 2006), known professionally as Jay Young, was one of the original news anchors on CNN's Headline News in Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1980s.
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 for the Daily World in Opelousas, Louisiana and newscaster for KATC TV 3 in Lafayette, Louisiana, during 1975-76. He moved to WAFB-TV 9 in Baton Rouge from 1976-1981 and to WBRZ-TV from 1982-1987, the latter newscast reportedly the highest rated ABC-TV newscast for a market its size in the country.
Young later published three novels (in the 1990s) :Where Heathens Pray, Smuggler's Forecast, and Flights of Fantasy.
He died of a heart attack on August 23, 2006 at the age of 56.
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