Josh Haskell grew up in Los Angeles where he developed a passion for journalism. After graduating High School, Haskell attended the University of Michigan where he majored in Screen Arts and Cultures and worked at the university’s television station. After graduation, he spent six months reporting at a CitiCable station in Los Angeles.
Looking to broaden his experience, Haskell moved to Salina, Kansas, a town of 50,000 people, to work for an NBC Affiliate. Haskell reported all over the state and worked in the main newsroom in Wichita, covering everything from tornadoes to local crime. This dramatically different environment greatly benefited Haskell’s understanding of the news. Working five days a week and serving as his own cameraman, Haskell learned to immerse himself in the community in order to find stories. And he succeeded. One local restaurant even named a sandwich “The Haskell” in honor of him.
After two years in Kansas, Haskell moved to New York City to study broadcasting at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is scheduled to graduate in May of 2011. Josh hopes to one day work for a network or cable news station.