Josh is an active journalist in the television news business. Josh began his broadcasting career in Boulder, Colorado at radio station KVCU. After attending the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Josh held internships at WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. He began as a reporter at KAAL-TV in Austin, Minnesota in 2002. He served as weekend anchor and eventually main anchor of the station. He began working on the Huisentruit case in 2003 right along side KAAL’s then news director Gary Peterson. In 2005, Josh went on to anchor the weekend news and eventually the morning show Tucson Today at KVOA-TV in Tucson, Arizona. He’s anchored the evening news at WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida, the morning newscast at WFOR-TV in Miami, Florida and most recently, Josh currently serves as an evening anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida.
Josh’s passion for missing person cases started at in college. As a reserve deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota, Josh was dispatched to a national park to search for a missing camper with special needs. Josh learned all that went into a search: the logistics, organization, resources and staffing. He also learned about raw emotions victims are forced to deal with. Josh found the camper some 25 yards from her campsite, she had covered herself up in leaves to stay warm overnight. Somehow, the search had failed to begin at the point of her disappearance and work outward. This was a valuable lesson. While this search had a happy ending, Josh has studied dozens of cases that have not. Jodi Huisentruit’s case is one that Josh knows won’t end well, but justice can be served, and her family can have closure. He is dedicated to try and make that happen.
Josh has earned the Hearst Journalism Award, two Eric Sevareid Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Story, an Emmy nomination for “The Huisentruit File” and a Mark Twain Associated Press Award for “Best Ongoing Story”.