Jay Spry is the overnight copy editor, or rewrite man, for the metro desk of the paper.
He is a veteran reporter and now takes pride in ensuring the standards of the paper are maintained. He has a dry sense of humor and is diligent, detail-oriented and a veritable newsroom wordsmith.
Spry often has to correct the mistakes of younger reporters like Alma Gutierrez - when presenting a story about a burning building he disparages her use of evacuate as a verb for moving the people out of the building.
Jay Spry is played by Donald Neal.