Josh Roberson was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He received his college degree in Telecommunications from Bossier Parish Community College while working in the oil field. After accepting an internship at a local news station, Josh spent two years as a photographer before trying his hand at reporting the news. Here, he found his calling. In 2015, Josh was hired to be the nightside reporter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There, he developed a passion for breaking news stories, including award winning coverage of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 5 that swept the East Coast in 2016. A short time later, he jumped at the opportunity to be the morning reporter at KSLA News 12 in his hometown of Shreveport. During that time, Josh also covered Hurricane Harvey down in South Louisiana. After taking over the First Alert Center and doing some anchoring, Josh set his focus on his favorite city of New Orleans. After falling in love with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Big Easy from a young age, Josh knew it was eventually the place he would call home.
In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with friends, going to the movies, being outdoors and eating good food. A competitive wrestler in high school, Josh likes to stay active through hiking, running, yoga, and lifting weights. He’s also a diehard New Orleans Pelicans fan. Although sadly, he is not a member of the Who Dat Nation.
Construction is underway for five new Horry County schools, but there's some dispute over the documents that detail how that construction is going. The contract between the school district and First Floor Energy Positive states the company must provide contracts and documents for all the work that's completed, including sub-contractors hired by First Floor.
The day to day grind of a police officer is obviously a stressful one, that's why Horry County Police Chief Joe Hill wants his officers to be mentally prepared to notice stress, and how it affects each of us differently.
A meeting to discuss the future of funding police officers in your child's schools was held last week. But not everyone involved in the decision was invited. The meeting was held Friday at a local business owned by county Councilman Al Allen and included some members of the School Board, county staff, and Horry County Police.
Criminal defense attorney Greg McCollum says federal death penalties get overturned more often than not because the actual sentence itself can be appealed. By not also getting the death penalty in his state trial on Monday, McCollum says the chances of actually executing Dylan Roof became much more slim.
The operators of a dating website reportedly used by members of Coastal Carolina University's cheerleading squad will be reaching out to the cheerleaders' attorney to offer to pay for legal fees following the team being suspended indefinitely.