Josh Birch

Roanoke, Va.

I am happy to call Roanoke my new home! I originally grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I attended the University of Maryland where I received a bachelor's degree in communication and history, and a master's degree in broadcast journalism. After school, I worked as a reporter and anchor in North Carolina for almost five years before moving to Roanoke. I love the Ravens, Orioles and Terps. Since starting at WDBJ7 in August 2018, I've started two series that shines a positive light on our hometowns. Each week I feature a local restaurant called Hometown Eats, and once a month I highlight a teacher, coach or mentor going above and beyond for local kids in Hometown Mentor. If you have any story ideas, I'd love to hear them! Email me at or connect with me on social media.

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