News Anchor/Multimedia Journalist
Josh Jackson grew up in Orange Grove near Grand Bay, Alabama. He returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after spending more than a decade away from home working in the broadcast journalism industry.
He most recently served as News Reporter/Anchor at WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. There, he helped lead an I-Team investigation that resulted in the arrest of the parents of a child abuse victim. Multiple reports revealed the 6-year-old was abused for years before he was killed by his parents in 2019.
Before moving to the Midwest, Josh was Sports Director at WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi. During multiple stints at the ABC affiliate, he garnered a Southeast Regional Emmy award, and multiple Associated Press accolades.
From overseeing marketing at non-profit organizations to covering national events such as Super Bowl XLVII, he brings a great deal of experience to WLOX.
After graduating high school, Josh played football at Belhaven University and was named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2018 for his broadcasting accomplishments and work in the community. He later received his master's degree.
Josh has volunteered for several years in low-performing school districts. He also serves as an adjunct mass communications college professor and frequently credits five integral influencers during his time as a student in Jackson County -- Kay Baxter, Cynthia Black, Michelle Kearney, Linda Watson, and Edwina Williams.