Josh Shelton

Josh joined NewsWatch 12 in May of 2019.

Title: Sports Anchor/Reporter

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.

Recent Posts by Josh Shelton

Oregon sending 140 ventilators to New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that his state hospitals will be receiving over 1,100 total ventilators thanks to both Oregon and China.

Looking Back: 'Real-life cheerleading'

NewsWatch 12 is digging into the Amateur Athlete archives in order to look back at how some of our athletes spent the last year.

Seth Brown talks making the big leagues, waiting for his first MLB homerun

Southern Oregon-native and Oakland Athletic Seth Brown spoke with NewsWatch 12 Sports' Josh Shelton about all things baseball.

City of Medford voting Thursday on developing Howard Memorial Sports Park

On Thursday, Medford's City Council will vote whether to approve a five-year lease of land to begin development at Howard Memorial Sports Park.

NCAA votes no on extra year of eligibility for winter athletes, yes to spring

The NCAA will not grant winter athletes an extra year of eligibility after their winter championships were canceled. Spring athletes will, however, be granted an additional year.

Construction resumes on I-5's Siskiyou Pass

Expect delays south of Ashland this spring and summer.

Backtracking confirmed COVID-19 cases to help slow the virus' spread

Health agencies in Josephine and Jackson County work to compile a list of contacts from positive coronavirus patients.

Local distilleries pivot to making hand sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic

Following a national trend spurred by encouragement from the federal government, several distilleries in Northern California and southern Oregon are beginning to produce hand sanitizer.

2020 Olympics to be postponed for about one year

The Japanese prime Minister said the IOC president agreed ‘100 percent’ to postponing the Olympic games for at least one year due to the coronavirus.

Bittle prepares for basketball's return with trail runs, backyard hoops

Nate Bittle, who was recently named Maxpreps' Oregon State Player of the Year, won't let a closed gym keep him from getting his reps in.

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