Jay Hardy started his Spectrum News career in November of 2015 in the Raleigh newsroom where he spent some time working as a sports reporter.

Prior to his time at Spectrum News, Jay worked in sports at WHAG-TV in 2000-2001 and then at WRAL from 2001-2005.

Jay is originally from Kinston, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He enjoys meeting new people and visiting with old friends. In his spare time, he also enjoys watching sports, visiting with family, following current events, collecting old baseball cards, comic books and old "stuff."