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Joshua Skinner

Weekend Anchor | Multimedia Journalist
Odessa, TX
Joshua Skinner

Joshua is the Weekend Anchor/Weekday MMJ for CBS-affiliate KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas. During his career covering news and sports, he's worked as a writer, reporter, editor, producer, anchor, show host, DJ, play-by-play/color commentator, and radio board operator.

Since 2016, he's covered government, crime, environmental issues, and current events, as well as sports at the high school, NCAA, and professional levels.

Some of his most memorable assignments include the NHL and MLB playoffs, the 2019 Chicago Teacher's Strike, the 2020 Genesis Invitational, and the environmental impact of rising water levels on Lake Michigan. 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.

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

A multifaceted journalist, his stories include profiling the longest-running soup kitchen in Chicago, chronicling the AT&T Byron Nelson's move to Trinity Forest Golf Club, and a half-hour special on the growth of Democratic Socialism in America for Chicago Access Network Television.

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
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