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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Clever road signs promote safer driving in Virginia

Ludacris, Valentine’s Day, and the Star-Spangled Banner may not seem to have much in common, but apparently, they’re all helping keep drivers safe in Virginia. The reason being--all three were topics on changeable message signs that appear to be working.

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Rampant violence could impact DC tourism, experts say

Recent high-profile examples of violent crime have thrust Washington D.C. into the national spotlight. So much so, tourism experts said it could cost the Nation’s Capital some of the visitor's officials have focused on courting.