Weekend Evening Anchor | Multimedia Journalist
Josh Croup started at 13abc in February 2021 after launching his career at WDTV in north-central West Virginia. He was promoted to weekend evening anchor in August 2021. He was named the 2021 Reporter of the Year by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors.
Josh worked as the evening anchor at WDTV where he also was the executive producer and an award-winning reporter. In West Virginia, Josh's coverage focused on breaking news, politics, education, business, economics and crime. He was named the Best Reporter by the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters in 2019 and 2020. The West Virginia Broadcasters Association awarded him the recognition of Best General Assignment Reporting in 2019.
Josh also covered the food scene in north-central West Virginia on Tasty Tuesday. The segment won the 2019 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters award for Best Specialty Reporting and received second-place honors in the same category in 2020.
The Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters also recognized him in 2020 for his continuing coverage of a hospital closure in Fairmont, W.Va.
He was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania and went to school at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in broadcast reporting with minors in public relations/advertising and broadcast production.
Josh has been nominated for two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and won the 2017 distinction in the college/university talent category. While at Point Park University, he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper and news/sports director of the campus television station. He also worked with the campus radio station, Athletic Communications Department and Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
He previously worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, AT&T SportsNet, WQED and the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business.
When he's not at work, you can usually find Josh hanging out with his dog, Jax, who he adopted from the Humane Society of Ottawa County. The avid Pittsburgh sports fan also loves spending time with his family and their miniature schnauzer, Jack. Connect with him on social media and send any story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.