Josh Thomas - WFLA News Channel 8

Josh Thomas

Weekend Anchor/reporter Josh Thomas was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1978 with a Bachelors Degree in Radio/TV with a minor in Journalism.

He began his broadcast career as a reporter in Rockford IL., and has worked as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter in Peoria, IL, Weekend Anchor/Reporter in New Haven, Connecticut, Reporter/Substitute Anchor in Atlanta, Weekend Anchor/Reporter in Baltimore, MD and Primary Anchor in Birmingham, AL, before joining WFLA, News Channel 8 as Weekend co-anchor with Nerissa Prest in 2003.

Thomas has won numerous awards for reporting in Atlanta and Baltimore and was named the best anchor in Alabama by the Associated Press in 1997.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Josh has also taken part in seminars at the Poynter Institute as a student and visiting faculty member.

He also appeared as himself in the movie "The Punisher" that was was filmed in Tampa.

Josh also served on the Board of Directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Maryland.

Thomas lives in New Tampa and has a teen-age son who aspires to go into broadcasting.

His interests are sports and jazz.

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