Jay Schadler - Bio

Jay Schadler is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist, photographer and artist.  He has been a correspondent and anchor for ABC News for 28 years, reporting for all major platforms including 20/20, PrimeTime, Good Morning America, World News and Nightline.

In addition he has contributed special reports to National Geographc TV, Discovery, Bravo and PBS (see below)

His art is a natural expression of a lifelong traveler who's seen both the grit and greatness of life. The deeper you look into reality the more mystery there is to see. Jay’s art is a lot like that.

"Influenced by the simplicity of Edward Hopper and the imagination of Salvadore Dali, Jay Schadler's art captures a place between reality and
fantasy, not unlike the moment of waking from a dream."

(Accent Magazine)


  • Operated his own studio and gallery for 6 years in New England
  • Custom designs pieces for interior decorators and architectural firms.
  • Created and produced large scale installations for private collectors and corporations.
  • Re-created a modern version of Brueghel's 16th century painting
  • "Peasant Wedding"
  • Available for consultation with private home owners

Adventure Journalist

  • India: Tracked Bengal tigers, pursued poachers on the Old Silk Caravan route for investigation on illegal wildlife trade
  • Africa: Reported on Ebola outbreak in Gabon and South Africa
  • Uzbekistan: Reported on environmental destruction of Aral Sea
  • Belize: Mountain-biked rainforest for report on Mayan archeological discoveries
  • Russia: Various stories on politics, culture and environment
  • Egypt: Anchored live broadcast and tomb opening at the Great Pyramids
  • Australia: Report on habitat destruction and Koala Bear
  • Kalahari Desert: Cave diving tragedy at Bushman's Hole
  • National Geographic Channel: Return to the Titanic
  • National Geographic Channel: Presents (Anchor Host)
  • Discovery Channel: Justice Files (Anchor Host)

America's Hitchhiker

Known nationally for his groundbreaking ABC News Specials "Looking for America." With hand-held cameras, Jay hitchhiked more than 13,000 miles in 3 years, interviewing everyday Americans along the way. The specials are considered by many as one of broadcasting's first forays into "reality tv."

In the winter of 2000, Jay's hitchhiking road stories aired as a weekly television series called TaleLights for the Bravo Art and Film Network.


  • Emmy Winner for Best Investigative Journalism, Network News Magazine
  • Emmy Winner for Best Feature Hour, Network News Magazines
  • Seven Emmy Nominations
  • Winner of the National Environmental Media Award