Josh Shelton joined the NewsWatch 12 team in May 2019.
Josh was born in Alexandria, Virginia and lived there his whole life before moving away for college. He attended Ball State University for four years, where he earned a double major in journalism and telecommunications and minored in history.
Josh’s passion for sports broadcasting dates back to when he was 12 and took the journalism merit badge en route to earning the Eagle Scout award. Then after donning a head set in the Nationals press box, he knew what he wanted to be.
Josh has covered sports around the world, doing play-by-play for the DC Grays, covering curling and luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and reporting on high school sports around Muncie, Indiana.
Josh is the oldest of two. His younger brother attends Virginia Tech and studies finance and computer science. His mom is a sales manager for one of the largest private companies in the nation and his dad has been a PGA golf professional for over 20 years.
When Josh gets some free time you can find him golfing, snowboarding, cheering on his favorite Washington sports teams (Nationals and Capitals), or trying to relive his glory days on the lacrosse field.
John Altobelli lost his life along with eight others, including his wife and daughter, in a tragic helicopter accident on Sunday. This season, Medford-native Josh Berman will wear number 14 in his honor.
The No. 4 Oregon Ducks women's basketball team won both games of the Civil War series against No. 7 Oregon State for the first time since 2010.
Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California Sunday morning, according to multiple sources.
Southern Oregon high schools were back in action Friday, January 24th, in another week of Roundball Wrap action.
Tate Hoffman and Dominique Harding were awarded player of the week accolades for the performances last week on their respective SOU basketball teams.
The SOU men's team put a cherry on top of their 3-0 week by taking home the Cascade Conference's Team of the Week award.
Saturday's home contests were not for the faint of heart as the SOU Raiders basketball teams won both their games by three points or fewer against Northwest Christian.
With his fifth assist of the night against Corban University on Saturday, Hustlin' Owls senior Mitchell Fink passed Todd Mathews as the OIT All-Time Assist Leader.
Area high school and college teams hit the hardwood on Friday, January 17th in the fifth week of NewsWatch 12's Roundball Wrap.
The Southern Oregon Spartans hosted an outdoor hockey game at the Bill Collier Ice Arena in Klamath Falls on Sunday against the Seattle Totems, losing 5-2.