Josh Berrian joined LEX 18 in November 2020 as a sports anchor/reporter.
He comes to us from Biloxi, Mississippi where he served in the same role at WLOX-TV. In 2019, Josh took over the sports department as Sports Director. While on the Gulf Coast, Josh covered several teams: The Mississippi “Big 3” (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, & Southern Miss), the Biloxi Shuckers (minor league baseball), the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, as well as local high school and junior colleges. He was also on hand for some of the most dramatic, jaw-dropping game finishes with the “NOLA No Call” in the 2018 NFC Championship game between the Saints and Los Angeles Rams and the dog peeing celebration that cost Ole Miss to fall to their rival Mississippi State in the thrilling 2019 Egg Bowl. Josh was named ‘Sports Anchor of the Year’ by the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press in 2019 ---- his first professional award.
Prior to his time in the Magnolia State, Josh began his on-air career as a sports multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor in the Keystone State, covering Penn State athletics for WTAJ-TV. As the station’s “Nittany Nation” reporter, Josh created weekly content of the Nittany Lions, had the pleasure of witnessing Saquon Barkley’s rise from college phenom to stardom in the NFL and traveled to Cincinnati to cover the hockey team’s NCAA Tournament run.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Josh graduated from Florida State University in 2014. He is a proud member of the Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
In his free time, Josh is usually in the gym working out or taking a run around town. The Florida native bleeds garnet and gold and if he’s not tomahawk chopping, you can find him cheering on his Miami Heat! He loves traveling to new places and is all for new experiences which is why he is elated to call Lexington and the Bluegrass his new home. Josh is ecstatic about covering Big Blue Nation and hopes to deliver the best coverage of the Wildcats and all other teams in the area.
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