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Josh Hinkle

Board Member

Josh Hinkle is KXAN’s director of investigations & innovation, leading the station’s duPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team on multiple platforms. He hosts the Austin-based NBC affiliate’s investigative podcast series, “Catalyst.” Its inaugural season won a National Edward R. Murrow Award in the podcast category in 2020, while a collection of “KXAN Investigates” digital projects Josh led also won a National Murrow in the multimedia category that same year. He also leads KXAN’s political coverage as the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a weekly program focused on the Texas Legislature and elections, seen in 14 markets statewide. His work on the show has been honored three times with the national Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. And in 2018, the Society of Professional Journalists selected “Fallen,” an investigative documentary Josh produced about fatal police shootings and officers’ mental health training, as the recipient of the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from Oklahoma State University, then his master’s in journalism and public policy from the University of Missouri. Twitter: @hinklej


Josh.Hinkle@kxan.com
Date elected: 2021
Term expiration: 2023
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