Josh Hinkle Biography
Josh Hinkle is an American anchor/reporter/director working for KXAN in Austin, Texas. He serves as a Director of Investigations & Innovation. He joined the station in April 2009.
Josh Hinkle Age
Hinkle likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. However, he might be in his 40’s.
Josh Hinkle Height
Hinkle stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Josh Hinkle Family
Hinkle has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Hinkle has any siblings.
Josh Hinkle Wife
Hinkle is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Josh Hinkle Net Worth
Hinkle has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a political journalist.
Josh Hinkle Salary
Hinkle earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Josh Hinkle Education
Hinkle went to Oklahoma State University and attained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish, later on, he went to the University of Missouri and earned his master’s in journalism and public policy. At the University of Texas and the University of Missouri, he has guest-lectured.
Josh Hinkle Career
Hinkle serves at KXAN as a Director of Investigations & Innovation (September 2013). He also hosts his serial investigative podcast, “Catalyst” (May 2019). In addition, he has been serving as an Investigative / Special Projects Reporter at KXAN since September 2012. He leads the station’s DuPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team on multiple platforms.
Hinkle is also the leader of the KXAN’s political coverage as the executive producer and host of the “state of Texas.” In 2015, his work on the show was honored by the national Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism three times for covering the women’s health debate, for an exposé on border security funding in 2017, and for an investigation into financial questions surrounding Texas’ oil and gas regulators in 2019. Seven consecutive times the show won Emmys for the political program.
Hinkle’s investigative documentary “Fallen,” was chosen by the Society of Professional Journalists as the recipient of the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary in 2018. In the same year an investigative project he produced about police transparency during in-custody death cases “DENIED,” won an Emmy award.
He launched KXAN’s first podcast series, “Catalyst,” in 2019 which accompanies the multi-platform investigations“Mayberry Texas” about defects in the state’s missing person system, “History of Mass Violence ” about 40 years of mass shootings in Texas, and “Dead & Undone” about people dying in police care. “Mayberry Texas” was also a national finalist for an Online Journalism Award and Emmy winner for journalistic enterprise in 2019.
A digital-first investigation called “Locked in Limbo,” was debated by Hinkle, and his team was honored with two Emmys that year for investigative series and journalistic enterprise. In 2020 his team debated a nationwide project focused on the coronavirus and its disproportionate impact on some students “Pandemic PASS or FAIL Solutions for Education Equity”
In 2012 and 2013 he was named the reporter of the year by Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, he also won an Emmy as Best General Assignment/Spot News Reporter in Texas. He worked as a reporter in Ceder Rapids, Iowa; Columbia, Missouri; and Oklahoma City before coming to Austin.
He received multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards and Emmys, plus several other honors from the Headliners Foundation of Texas, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Texas State, Teachers Association, State Bar of TexasTexas Medical Association, Iowa Associated Press, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, Iowa Broadcast News Association, Missouri Broadcasters Association, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, Society of Professional Journalists and National Alliance on Mental Illness in his career.
He has acted as a spokesperson for both the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, the Radio Television Digital News, and the Association National Press Photographers Association at conferences. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and during his leisure time, he loves traveling, watching movies, and exploring the Austin area with his dog, Betty Blue.
Josh Hinkle KXAN
Hinkle is working at KXAN where he works alongside other famous KXAN anchors and reporters including;
- Kristen Currie
- Jennifer Sanders
- Sydney Benter
- Robert Hadlock
- Erin Cargile
- David Yeomans
- Jim Spencer
- Tom Miller
- Sally Hernandez
- Jacqulyn Powell
- Chris Tavarez
- Sean Kelly
- Amanda Dugan
- Arezow Doost
- Mark Peña
- Jody Barr
- Kevin Clark
- Jonathan Thomas
- Roger Wallace
Josh Hinkle Social Media Platforms
Hinkle is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Twitter. He has over 4k followers on Twitter