Jay Hendricks joined CBS 7 in September of 2006, joining Tatum Hubbard on the news desk as Co-Anchor of the 6 & 10PM News.
Before that, Jay was an Anchor-Reporter at Midland/Odessa’s NBC affiliate for 13 years, and was the Sports Director there for seven and a half years. A native West Texan, Jay graduated from Odessa High School and attended Odessa College and North Texas State University.
In addition to his business activities, Jay has become known for his commitment to the community. Jay was co-host for the Children’s Miracle Network telethon and also serves on the board of directors for Medical Center Hospital Development Corporation. For the past eight years, Jay has served as the co-host for the MDA telethon. He also hosted the Ronald McDonald House Telethon for two years. He served on the boards of Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center, Special Olympics, Parker House Ranching Museum, Salvation Army and National Kidney Foundation and Community and Senior Services. Jay was a former member of the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities in Midland. He is also a past honorary chairman for March of Dimes WalkAmerica, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Walk.
Jay has been very active with Special Olympics and was awarded the State Special Olympics Media Award in 1993 and 1996. Jay also received the 2003 Outstanding Service from a Community Leader award from Special Olympics. Recently, Jay was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council for Texas Special Olympics. He is the 1996 winner of a Golden Viddy for best male anchor, the Community Statesman award winner from the Heritage of Odessa Foundation and the Cap Rock Electric Community Service Award winner. In 2001, Jay also received the Texas State Teachers Association "School Bell Award".
Jay is married to Susan Hendricks and has two grown children: daughter, Brooke and son Brady.