Josh is a Minnesota native, raised in Eden Prairie. He is an Eagle Scout and has remained active in serving his community. Josh graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in May 2020 with a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in leadership studies.
Josh is currently the weekend anchor/producer, weekday reporter and drone pilot with WQAD in Moline, Illinois. He is also a fill-in producer and anchor on Good Morning Quad Cities during the week.
You can watch his work on GMQC Weekend -- Saturdays at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. -- and his reporting on GMQC during the week on WQAD or on this live web stream.
Josh is an award-winning storyteller. Most recently, his work received second place honors from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association in the 2022 Crystal Mic Awards for Best Writing. He has also received recognition as a national finalist in the 2020 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards in the TV Feature Reporting Category, as well as a 2020 Student Production Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation in the General Assignment - Light News category.
Josh spent his 2018 summer as an intern with KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota, regularly producing and shooting content for the NewsCenter’s noon, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. You can see some of his work from that internship here. Josh returned to the NewsCenter in May 2019 for a second internship.
Josh believes everyone has a story to tell. He believes everyone has walked a different path through life, and cherishes learning about new worldviews through his reporting and storytelling.
Journalism is essential to our society, from investigative pieces to stories that showcase the positivity and optimism in everyday life. Josh believes there is always more to every story, that there is always a story behind the headline. He believes the assignment is what he is given at the station; the story is what he finds in the field. This belief fuels his ultimate career goals of highlighting the best our society has to offer – telling the extraordinary stories of everyday people.
Josh believes his reporting doesn’t stop after a story is written or aired on television. The stories continue online and on social media. This is a duty audiences expect. This continued evolution excites Josh about a career in journalism – no two days are ever the same, and the ways that he can impact his local communities are limitless.
Journalists see members of their communities on some of the best days of their lives and also on some of their worst. Your story matters. Your story can be heard. Everyone has a story. Josh would be honored to share yours.