Josh Birch is an anchor for the 7 a.m. newscast on WZBJ24.
Josh Birch is thrilled to call Roanoke home, and co-anchors the new 7 a.m. morning newscast Monday thru Friday.
Josh spent most of his life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Having lived by the beach most of his life, Roanoke is the furthest from the coast he has ever called home. Josh went to the University of Maryland, where he obtained a bachelors degree in Communication and History, and a masters degree in Broadcast Journalism. While his Terps did leave the ACC, he is still a die-hard Maryland fan. Josh loves sports, and can’t wait to experience sporting events in the area.
Before coming to WDBJ7, Josh worked for four and half years at WNCT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina. While there, he was recognized with awards for excellence in reporting and entertainment stories. He served as a reporter at WNCT, before being promoted to weekend anchor in 2016. While in North Carolina, Josh covered state and national politics, and also launched several investigations into a local university. Josh also successfully launched a restaurant feature segment, which he looks forward to bringing to WDBJ7 too!
When not at work, you can find Josh running races, at the gym, or spending time with his dog Marla. He also loves to sing, but will rarely do so on request!! He won the American Idol experience at Disney World twice. If you’ve got a story idea, Josh would love to hear from you!