Multimedia Journalist | Drone Pilot | Weekday Anchor
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.
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. His anchoring and reporting also played a key role in winning CBS7 a TAB award for Breaking News for coverage of a deadly bus crash carrying a marching band to a playoff football game. He has also reported from the frontlines of the Border Crisis and the ups and downs of the energy industry.
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.