Josh Rosenthal

Josh Rosenthal

Reporter

When I left home for my first reporting gig, I’d hoped making it back to D.C. would be quick and easy. But more than a decade later - after stops in Florida, Arkansas, and Minnesota - not only do I know how wrong I was, I’m grateful for it.

Earning the trust of the communities you serve requires perspective, the kind you get after battling 110 degree days down south and -30 degree nights up north. It comes from seeing flood-ravaged communities rebuild and from reporting on everything from potholes to parades to park boards.

I’ve had the privilege of being a witness to history, winning a Regional Emmy Award for my coverage of the death of Prince. I also won both a regional Edward R. Murrow award and a regional Emmy Award for my coverage of the protests that broke out after the acquittal of police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop outside of St. Paul, Minnesota in 2016.

Now, it’s my privilege to put that experience to good use back home — and have some fun along the way. Feel free to reach out anytime. Whether you want to talk about a potential story, the Terps (my alma mater), or lousy pickup basketball (a passion!), I want to hear from you.

The latest from Josh Rosenthal

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Debate over how to prevent drunk driving after new report released

The holiday season may be one of the most joyous times of the year, but it can also be one of the most dangerous out on the roads, with hundreds of people killed by drunk drivers every December. It’s a problem countless Americans want to see stopped, but there’s some conflict when it comes to figuring out the best way to do it.

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VDOT unveils new diverging diamond interchange in Stafford County

Northern Virginia will be home to a brand new diverging diamond interchange as of Saturday morning. It’s located over I-95 at Courthouse Road in Stafford County and should cut down on congestion, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Montgomery County man convicted for making 'ghost guns'

A Montgomery County man who authorities call a domestic arms dealer was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday. Investigators said Charlie Kessler was making “ghost guns” and selling them to criminals.