Facts of Josina Anderson Biography
|Education||University of North Carolina|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C., United States|
Josina Anderson is a weekend co-anchor, reporter, producer for FOX 31 Sports in Denver, Colorado. She is well known for contributing reporter on Showtimes Inside the NFL.
Early Life & Education
Josina Anderson was born on August 15, 1978, in Washington, D.C., United States. She is the daughter of Yasmin Anderson and Lloyd Anderson. She attended the University of North Carolina and graduated with a degree in exercise and sports science.
During her school days, she was an athlete. She was interested in track and field events where she completed the 200 and 400-meter races. Josina also went to the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Pennsylvania Ballet.
Josina Anderson is a National NFL Insider and reporter for ESPN. She appears on NFL Live, NFL Insiders, Sunday NFL Countdown, and SportsCenter. Josina joined ESPN in August 2011 as a Chicago-based bureau reporter. She became the company’s first female National NFL Insider in August 2015. Her most notable the first interview was with Vontaze Burfict when the Bengals linebacker discussed his controversial hit. Ensuing suspension on Antonio Brown in the 2016 NFL Playoffs.
She also gave the many memorable features for Countdown, including a poignant story on Giants running back Rashad Jennings and the relationship he has with his father; an all-access profile highlighting the maturation of Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. A thoughtful piece on the special bond between Browns cornerback Joe Haden and his younger brother.
Prior to ESPN
Before joining ESPN, "From August 2005 to until joining ESPN) Anderson used to work as a sports weekend co-anchor, reporter and producer for "FOX 31" in Denver, producing the nightly sportscasts. She covered all the city’s local professional teams and also served as a reporter for Showtime’s award-winning Inside the NFL program 2010 through Aug. 2011.
In Denver, Anderson gained her reputation as an elite reporter. She covered breaking major national stories in sports, a rash of 6-10 positive tests by NFL players across four teams, a violation the NFL’s steroids policy and many more.
Anderson started her journalism career as a sports anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Coos Bay, Oregon, in 2000. Then in 2001, she shifted to Washington D.C. as a sports reporter, worked the Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, Georgetown Hoyas.
She also worked at Maryland Terrapins for several local cable shows including 'the Sideline Report', 'the Round Ball Report', and 'Redskins Magazine'. Josina also hosted her own weekly radio sports segment on WKYS 93.9 FM "ScoopCenter".
In 2009, Josina won an Emmy award for her documentary "A Premonition to Addis Ababa". The story was about Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton's voyage to Ethiopia. His adoption of an eleven years old boy. During an interview, Anderson revealed that she was really shocked but overwhelmed equally when she bagged an Emmy Award. She said: “It was like when your dream finally comes true”.
This reporter, 5' 8", Josina is earning handsome salary from her reporting career which adds up her current net worth of $2.2 Million. She is also active on social networking sites like Facebook Instagram and Twitter. Josina holds an American nationality and belongs to ?African-American ethnicity.