"There is a reason people do what they do and why the world works the way it does; Discovering that reason, discovering the why, is one of my favorite things about journalism."
"Our job is only to hold up the mirror—to tell and show the public what has happened." —Walter Cronkite
Joshua Bolden joined the WVVA News team in June 2016 as a multimedia journalist working out of the Bluefield studios.
In January 2018 he began his role as co-anchor of WVVA Today and solo anchor of WVVA News @ Noon.
He was born in the city of barbecue and Elvis Presley, Memphis, Tennessee.
Joshua earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Memphis, where he majored in broadcast and multimedia.
He also has a second degree in foreign language (Spanish).
Joshua is alumni of the Knight-City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism where he developed the news division for WHCR in Harlem.
He spent several years as a radio news anchor at AM1480 WBBP and radio personality for WUMR U92FM. He interned at WHBQ-TV in Memphis. He also worked for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
His awards and accolades include: the Shott Excellence in Media Award (2019), University of Memphis' Lurene Kelley Video Award (2015), Emerging Journalist of the Year Award (2013) University of Memphis' NABJ's Ida B. Wells Award (2012)
Joshua’s work has been featured in publications such as The Commercial Appeal and The Lamplighter. He has produced commercials for 413 Enterprises and pieces for Grammy nominated artists.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.—Aesop