Who Is Josh Taylor?

If you got to this page you’re probably already asking yourself that question. I guess I should try and answer it (not that it’ll familiarize you with me, but still…)

I am an award-winning sports anchor and reporter with nearly a decade of experience in sports media. In 2013, I won an AP Award as a co-host and reporter. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Multimedia Arts from Duquesne University. I won a TELLY Award in 2008 as a sports anchor, reporter and producer. That’s pretty much my limit as far as how much I take myself seriously when it comes to my career.

I have held several different jobs as a sports journalist in print, television and radio. I previously worked in production for the Sports department at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, as well as writing feature stories and game recaps for the sports page at WTAE.com. I was also a guest co-host and fill-in host at TribLIVE Radio, featured with Ken Laird and Guy Junker Tuesday mornings at 9 AM at sportstalk.TribLive.com.

In addition to those jobs, I was also a freelance sports writer for Patch.com, having covered high school sports for several different communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

A live interview with Wil Myers of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Opening Day 2012.

A live interview with Wil Myers of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Opening Day 2012.

So far in my career I have covered Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, NCAA Division I athletics and high school sports.

I have had one-on-one interviews with Olympic medalists, Heisman trophy winners, Hall of Famers and a few popular broadcasting icons, all experiences that I still relish and cherish like I would if I were still in my teens.

I’m probably as close as you can come to the edge of being a rational sports junkie (if such a thing even exists). Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of being around sports for a living, so one day I made the crazy decision to become a sportscaster.

That adventure is continuing as you read this mixture of my experiences during my career and occasional ramblings or rantings about whatever’s on my mind in the sporting world.

Hopefully, when it’s all said and done, I’ll have a hell of a story to tell.


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