Joshua Vinson joined the 13 On Your Side news team as a Morning Reporter in August 2021. He graduated in May 2019 from the University of Memphis, where he studied journalism.
Joshua previously worked as a Digital Content Producer/ Digital Sports Reporter in Memphis at WREG-TV where he covered the Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Tigers.
Prior to that, he was the morning reporter at WHBF-TV covering news across Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa in the Quad Cities area. He covered a variety of events from local news to NBA All-Star 2020 Weekend in his hometown of Chicago, as well as the Chicago Bears training camp. He loves sports and has a high interest in meteorology as well. In fact, his goal is to attend Mississippi State online to obtain is broadcast meteorology degree.
Additionally, Joshua had an apprenticeship covering the Washington Wizards and Carolina Panthers over for three seasons. Additionally, he has covered the NBA over for six seasons interviewing some of the biggest names in both leagues such as Dak Prescott, Cam Newton, Derrick Rose and John Wall.
When Joshua isn’t working hard in the newsroom, he is enjoying his downtime listening to some of his favorite music: Kane Brown, J. Cole, and Drake. He's also a huge Chicago White Sox fan and now that the Bears have Justin Fields, he's definitely screaming "BEAR DOWN!!" somewhere.
Additionally, Joshua loves to travel and cannot wait to explore West Michigan.
Other fun facts about Joshua A. Vinson:
His favorite color is: Red
His favorite basketball player of all time is: Tayshaun Prince (GO PISTONS!)
His favorite place to visit is: New York City, but believes Chicago is better
You can keep up with Joshua and his stories by following him, @TheJoshAVinson, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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