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Josh Croup

Multimedia Journalist
Toledo, Ohio
Josh Croup

Josh Croup started at 13abc in January 2021 after launching his career at WDTV in north-central West Virginia.

Josh worked as the evening anchor at WDTV where he also was a producer and award-winning reporter. In West Virginia, Josh covered breaking news, politics, education, business, economics, crime and anything else that makes headlines throughout the week.

He also covered the food scene in north-central West Virginia on Tasty Tuesday. The segment won the 2019 Associated Press Virginias Broadcasters award for Best Specialty Reporting. Josh also won the 2019 Associated Press Virginias Award for Best Reporter and the 2019 West Virginia Broadcasters Association award for Best General Assignment Reporting.

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.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing the drums, exploring new areas, trying new food and watching whatever sporting event he can find. He also loves spending time with his family and his miniature schnauzer, Jack! Connect with him on social media and send any story ideas to jcroup@wdtv.com.

Education
  • Point Park University
  • Awards
  • 2019 Associated Press Virginias Broadcasters Award - Best Specialty Reporting
  • 2019 Associated Press Virginias Broadcasters Award - Best Specialty Reporting
  • 2019 West Virginia Broadcasters Association Award - Best General Assignment Reporting.
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