About JAY SCHLICHTER
Jay joined the Daily News more than nine years ago as a reporter in the Marco Island office and then joined the multimedia desk, where he worked as a web editor on the late shift before becoming an assistant content editor.
Jay worked as a reporter at Florida papers in Fernandina Beach and Palatka for about three years before coming to the Daily News. Jay earned his degree at the University of Florida. GO GATORS!
While at work (the afternoon to evening shift), Jay helps his fellow content editors by posting articles on naplesnews.com, managing the content on the Web site, using Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools to get breaking news into the public's hand quicker than ever before, helps supervise various teams of reporters, edits and assigns stories and helps reporters polish their craft.
In his spare time, Jay enjoys reading, writing, camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, computers, games and spending time with his two awesome children and beautiful wife.
He can be reached at email@example.com, at his desk at (239) 213-6065, or often even quicker on his personal e-mail account, firstname.lastname@example.org (since he has his sweet new iPhone hooked up directly to that account!) Gotta love the iPhone!
A Magic proposal: Orlando beau takes his engagement to Naples girlfriend to the extreme
Updated 04/04/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
Last week, Orlando resident Eric Bean surprised his girlfriend, Elena Hernandez of Naples, with a mid-court engagement during halftime at an Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat game. That came moments after he tricked Hernandez into believing she was randomly selected ...
Great Scott: State champion Gulf Coast soccer coach is a man with a plan
Published 03/27/2013 at 11:52 a.m.
Alan Scott was a man with a plan. A Gulf Coast High graduate in 2006, Scott was hired a year later, at the age of 18, as the head coach of the school's boys soccer team, for which he played ...
'The power of a bike': Organization has been providing cycling joy to needy kids for more than three decades
Published 12/28/2012 at 3 a.m.
There is something magical that happens when a child wakes up early Christmas morning to find a shiny new bicycle propped up next to the tree. But when that child comes from a family of lesser means, that may be ...
Mannheim Steamroller chugs through a happy evening of holiday melody
Published 11/21/2012 at 4 a.m.
Mannheim Steamroller brought its original take on seasonal music to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Monday night.
Daily News, community papers win 12 awards in Florida Press Club contest
Published 11/10/2012 at 10 p.m.
The Naples Daily News and its community publications won 12 awards in the annual Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest, including the Daily News taking second place in the Special Section category and the Collier Citizen receiving second place ...
Heroes in our schools: Sheriff's Office honors 10 students with Do the Right Thing awards
Published 10/19/2012 at 3 a.m.
There arent many children who can say they came to the aid of another in a dire emergency and possibly saved a persons life. Richard Wiegold can.
Help wanted: Volunteers becoming harder and harder to find, retain for many organizations
Published 08/29/2012 at 3 a.m.
One might think that volunteers are nearly impossible to come by in Southwest Florida, especially during the summer months when the population is literally half of what it is since the seasonal residents are up north.
The unforgettable ride: Naples man takes 5,500-mile bike ride for himself, Alzheimer's organization
Published 08/03/2012 at 3 a.m.
Ever since Steve Edmonston was in his 20s, he has wanted to take a cross-country journey on his bicycle. It took him three decades to achieve his dream.
Review: Tom Petty triumphs in a two-hour-plus show at Germain
Published 05/02/2012 at 6:16 p.m.
Tom Petty, troubadour of the turning points in American life, kept a capacity-crowd at Germain Arena on its feet Tuesday with a heaping setlist of favorite anthems.
Review: Huey Lewis brings the heart of rock ‘n’ roll to Naples
Published 11/03/2011 at 7:08 p.m.
The heart of rock ’n’ roll was definitely beating inside the Philharmonic Center of the Arts on Wednesday night, but it took a while for that organ to pump blood through many of the bodies within the audience and get ...
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