Josh Hinkle Biography
Josh Hinkle is a renowned American KXAN’s Director of Investigations & Innovation, he leads the station’s DuPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team on various platforms. As well, he leads KXAN’s political coverage as the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a weekly show focused on the Texas Legislature and elections, seen in 14 markets statewide. As a host of the show, Hinkle has been honored three times with the national Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in 2015 for covering the women’s health debate, in 2017 for exposing border security funding, and in 2019 for an investigation into financial questions about Texas’ oil and gas regulators. Additionally, the show earned seven consecutive Emmys for the political program.
In 2018, Josh was awarded the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary by the Society of Professional Journalists, for his investigative documentary, “Fallen”, about fatal police shootings and officers’ mental health training. Furthermore, the same year, Josh produced an investigative project “Denied”, about police transparency during in-custody death cases, whereby he won an Emmy.
Additionally, in 2019, Josh launched “Catalyst”, the station’s first podcast series which follows multi-platform investigations, “Mayberry Texas”, on defects in the state’s missing person system, “Dead & Undone” about people dying in police custody, and “A History of Mass Violence” about four decades of mass shootings in Texas. “Mayberry Texas” was a national finalist for an Online Journalism Award and also won an Emmy for journalistic enterprise in 2019. In 2020. the inaugural season of Catalyst won a National Edward R. Murrow Award in the podcast category. Moreover, the same year, a collection of “KXAN Investigates” digital projects led by Hinkle, won a national Murrow in the multimedia category.
Additionally, in 2020, Hinkle and his team debuted a digital-first investigation know as “Locked in Limbo,” which highlights mental competency problems among Texas inmates. It was awarded two Emmys for investigative series and journalistic enterprise that year. Moreover, to its own podcast season, that project highlighted solutions journalism use to storytelling – an idea Hinkle helped implement at KXAN and Nexstar through initiatives like 2019’s “Save Our Students: Solutions for Wellness & Safety” – which won the national of Mental Health America’s Media Award and was also a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Award – and 2020’s “Pandemic PASS or FAIL: Solutions for Education Equity” – a countrywide project focused on the coronavirus and its disproportionate influence on some students.
Similarly, Hinkle was named Reporter of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013. As well, he received an Emmy as the Best General Assignment/Spot News Reporter in Texas.
Prior to coming to Austin, Josh worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Columbia, Missouri; and Oklahoma City. In his career, Hinkle has received various Edward R. Murrow Awards and Emmys, and also several other honors from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, the Headliners Foundation of Texas, Texas State Teachers Association, State Bar of Texas, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, Texas Medical Association, Iowa Associated Press, Iowa Broadcast News Association, Missouri Broadcasters Association, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, Society of Professional Journalists, and National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Josh received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from Oklahoma State University, later on, he earned his master’s in journalism and public policy from the University of Missouri. He teaches broadcast journalism at St. Edward’s University in Austin. As well, he guest-lectured at the University of Texas and the University of Missouri, in addition to hosting multi-platform, investigative, and political coverage workshops for the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Josh has also spoken at conferences for both the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization, the National Press Photographers Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted.
Hinkle loves to spend quality time with his family and friends. During his free time, he likes watching movies, traveling, and touring the Austin area with his dog, Betty Blue.
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Josh Hinkle Salary
Hinkle receives an annual salary of between $45,000-$120,000.
Josh Hinkle Net Worth
Hinkle has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million $5 million through his successful career as a political journalist.