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13 ON YOUR SIDE Mornings: the next adventure for Jay Plyburn

A fun, energetic new addition to the morning show
Credit: WXIA

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — 13 ON YOUR SIDE adds a new anchor to the morning show lineup with Jay Plyburn, a journalist with a flair for performance and a hunger for adventure. For the better part of 10 years, Jay worked as a journalist for news stations in Texas, Arkansas, and Georgia. He also spent the last six months touring the country with his wife in a modified van documenting their adventures online.

“Jay is a perfect fit for our viewers in the morning,” said Julie Flynn, 13 ON YOUR SIDE News Director. “He’s got the talent to find the right stories that have an impact on West Michigan and the enthusiasm to keep people transfixed.”

“Right away we could tell that Jay would have a real impact on our audience," said Dan Baylog, President and General Manager of 13 ON YOUR SIDE. “He has an engaging personality that viewers will love.”

“I felt nothing but good vibes when I came to Grand Rapids and am so excited for this new adventure with the 13 ON YOUR SIDE FAMILY,” said Jay. ”I know mornings can be challenging for some people, but I'm confident the team and I have the right energy and attitude to help everyone start the day off right.” 

Jay is a native of West Virginia and a 2007 graduate of Marshall University. As a child, he was raised on the stage and took part in countless theatre productions, but his career eventually placed him in front of the camera. Jay also remains actively involved in the performing arts. He has a recurring role on The Resident (FOX) and can also be seen on Insatiable (Netflix). He has also taught acting classes.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and exploring the great outdoors. He loves climbing (rock and any climbable tree he comes across), biking, kayaking, hiking, and camping. He also loves to cook and spends much of his time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.

Jay will join native West Michiganders Meredith TerHaar and Laura Hartman weekday mornings on 13 ON YOUR SIDE.

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