Joshua Johnson has been the Bay Area’s trusted guide for in-depth and breaking regional news on KQED’s “Morning Edition” since he joined the station as its morning newscaster in 2010. Joshua’s versatility has led him to take on other important roles at the station, including hosting KQED’s morning talk show “Forum,” anchoring our weekly television show “KQED Newsroom,” and anchoring award-winning live breaking news coverage.
Joshua came to KQED from WLRN in his native South Florida, where he was an anchor/reporter for six years. There he helped to launch WLRN Miami Herald News, an innovative partnership between WLRN Public Radio and The Miami Herald. He was a frequent contributor to NPR newscasts, CBS Radio News, American Public Media's "Marketplace," and PRI's "The Takeaway."
Before working in public radio, Joshua was a weekend assignment editor for WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, his hometown, and for WTVJ-TV in Miami. He also worked for WPBT-TV in Miami, developing a young adults' personal finance initiative for “Nightly Business Report.” Joshua is active with the National Association of Black Journalists and with SAG-AFTRA, the union representing a wide array of content professionals. He lives in San Francisco.