Joshua Skinner

Multimedia Journalist | Drone Pilot | Weekday Anchor
Odessa, TX
Joshua Skinner

Joshua Skinner is a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) and 4 p.m. anchor for CBS7 in Odessa, TX. He takes pride in writing, shooting, and producing his own stories.

Throughout his tenure at CBS7, Joshua has established himself as one of the best MMJs in Texas. Known for his engaging, memorable standups and unique photography, the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) named him its 2022 Multimedia Journalist of Year. He's put GoPros on cars, in toilets, under 32 oz. of Coke Zero, inside a popcorn bucket, and even latched them onto cornhole bags (still have yet to break one!). If there is water or mud, Joshua will find a way into it. If you see him in the field wearing dress clothes and holding a stick mic, something has gone terribly wrong.

Despite his jovial nature, Joshua's more serious reporting has also been recognized as some of the best in the South. In 2021, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) awarded him its top prize in Health Journalism for his feature on the recovery process of COVID long haulers. In 2022, he was the recipient of a station Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots, for which he procured multiple exclusive interviews with rioters and the legal proceedings that followed. He also won a station TAB award for Breaking News for coverage of a deadly bus crash carrying a marching band to a playoff football game.

A service academy graduate, he obtained a BS in Logistics from the United States Merchant Marine Academy before spending six years working in various aspects of the Navy, Department of Defense, and the offshore oil industry. He obtained a BA from the University of North Texas in 2019 before getting his Masters in Journalism from Northwestern in 2020.

Education
  • 2010 - United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S. in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation
  • 2019 - University of North Texas, B.A. in Converged Broadcast Media
  • 2020 - Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism
  • Affiliations
  • KOSA CBS7
  • Awards
  • 2019 - Photography, National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Student Production
  • 2021 - Health Journalism, Texas Medical Association, Small Market Television
  • 2022 - Best Multimedia Journalist, Texas Association of Broadcasters Award, Small/Medium Market
  • 2022 - Best Breaking News Reporting, Texas Association of Broadcasters Award, Small/Medium Market (Station Award)
  • 2022 - Best Continuing Coverage, Region 6 Edward R. Murrow Award, Small/Medium Market (Station Award)