Selfie taken by Jay Gabler sitting at cubicle in Duluth News Tribune newsroom, smiling and wearing dark blazer

Jay Gabler

Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Jay Gabler joined the Duluth News Tribune in February 2022. His previous experience includes eight years as a digital producer at The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), four years as theater critic at Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages, and six years as arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. He's a co-founder of pop culture and creative writing blog The Tangential; and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Gabler grew up in St. Paul and Duluth before heading east to attend college at Boston University and graduate school at Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 2007. After 15 years in Minneapolis, he's excited to return to the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. Readers can reach Gabler at 218-279-5536 or

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