Josh Navarro 2021

Josh Navarro

Reporter

Josh Navarro joined WPTV as a multimedia journalist in January 2021. He's ecstatic to be back in his home state and tell stories that matter the most.

Josh was recently the morning reporter at WROC in Rochester, New York. He covered a variety of stories from overnight breaking news, weather, features and much more.

In late January 2020, Josh traveled with a volunteer brigade group to Puerto Rico to document the local relief efforts after big earthquakes rattled the island. Rochester has the second-biggest Puerto Rican population outside of New York City. He returned with a five-part series that aired on WROC.

Months later, he was also on the ground covering the intense protests that stemmed from the police-involved death of Daniel Prude in the city of Rochester.

After Hispanic Heritage Month in 2019, Josh and the station were recognized by the New York Governor's Office for their commitment to preserving and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month authentically.

Before venturing to western New York, he worked at KHSL in Chico, California, where he helped launch and anchor the station's first-ever Spanish newscast.

He also worked along the U.S. Mexico border in south Texas at KVEO. There he covered major issues like drugs, human smuggling and Mexican drug cartel operations.

Josh's family relocated to Lake City, Florida, from Southern California and is fluent in Spanish. He earned his Bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University and minored in broadcast journalism through its co-op program with Florida A&M University.

He likes to keep in shape at the gym during his free time, try new recipes and most definitely the beach!

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