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Joshua Skinner

Weekend Anchor | Multimedia Journalist
Odessa, TX
Joshua Skinner

History is full of triumphant loners. James Bond. John Wick. The T-Rex from Jurassic Park. All went about their business alone. And while Joshua isn’t planning to weaponize pencils or terrorize theme parks anytime soon, he is an award-winning multimedia journalist, which is basically the same thing.

Joshua writes, shoots, edits, and produces his own stories because he’s a strong independent journalist who don’t need no photog. His stories cover the gamut. From crime to climate change, sports to rock and roll, there’s little he doesn’t cover.

Using his unique personality and passion for the Oxford comma, he strives to make the community a bit stronger, the world a smidge better, and hopefully entertain viewers in the process. His stories have put him underneath sinks, in exclusive interviews with national politicians, and in the middle of the highway during a snowstorm. He's also had a chainsaw or two thrown at him.

During the 2020 election season, his enterprise reporting uncovered a 2011 redistricting error in Midland, TX, that disenfranchised hundreds of residents for nearly a decade without their knowledge.

In July 2021, the Texas Medical Association awarded him the Anson Jones, MD, Award in Health Journalism for his coverage of the recovery process for COVID long haulers.

He has also been at the forefront of the Border Crisis. His weekend news team broke the story that the Biden administration was secretly moving migrant children to a facility in West Texas under cover of darkness. Throughout the crisis, he has sought to tell the stories of the mounting toll federal inaction has taken on border communities and those seeking help in the United States.

His report "Women in Fly Fishing" won a 2019 National Academy of Arts and Sciences Award.

Before entering journalism, Joshua served as a Naval Officer and merchant mariner. He spent most of his twenties exploring various areas of Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe, Cuba, Canada, Scandinavia, and the Arctic Circle courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

Education
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S. in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, 2010
  • University of North Texas, B.A. in Converged Broadcast Media, 2019
  • Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism, 2020
  • Affiliations
  • KOSA CBS7
  • Awards
  • 2019 - National Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, Photography
  • 2021 - Texas Medical Association's Anson Jones, MD, Award in Health Journalism, Small Market Television
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