"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."
Joshua Bolden is a reporter for WVVA News in Bluefield, West Virginia.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Memphis, where he majored in broadcast and multimedia. He also has a second degree in Spanish Language.
Prior to WVVA, he was a weekend news correspondent for Gospel-music station WBBP AM1480, a radio personality for WUMR U92FM, and a videographer and editor for V2Media.
Joshua has studied journalism abroad in Mainz, Germany. He also was a teaching assistant of several broadcasting courses at the University of Memphis and created, produced and co-anchored “The Conversation,” the first online video-magazine program at his university’s journalism department.
He interned at WHBQ-TV (MyFOXMemphis), and has reported for the university's independently run student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman. He has also worked for FOX’s "So You Think You Can Dance."
He is a former vice president of University of Memphis’ student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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. He was the recipient of the university’s NABJ Ida B. Wells award and his journalism department’s Emerging Journalist award.
Prior to attending the University of Memphis, Bolden graduated Brighton High School.
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