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Life After TV Series: Josh Robinson

“So, thankful for west Tennessee for allowing me those three years of being there and now still getting to be here but just telling stories in a different way. So, I’m really excited to see what the future holds", says Josh Robinson, former reporter and anchor in west Tennessee.

Josh Robinson, a Collierville, Tennessee native, started his broadcast career at an early age.

He began anchoring the morning announcements at his hometown high school, but wasn’t sure just yet if that was the path he wanted to take.

“And for a while I thought I wanted to do pre pharmacy in college and take that route. But I took AP chemistry and realized not for me, not my best", says Robinson.

Robinson studied journalism at Harding University and worked at the student run news station where he learned many skills that landed him his first job in his field here in west Tennessee.

“My first 6 months they were hard, you know it was graduating college, moving to a new town, starting a new job all at once. Figuring out all those adult things, as I’m sure you know. It’s just a lot to happen at once", he adds after asking about his time on TV.

From lights going out to breaking news Robinson told me that everyday was a surprise at the news station.

“Lights not turning on some mornings, my co anchor Mallory Cooke going into labor on air. Like that happened one morning, to breaking news happening so you never knew what was going, you knew what was gonna happen", Robinson says.

He says after 3 years of reporting and anchoring he wanted to move from in front of the camera to behind the camera for his next career opportunity.

Robinson's life after tv consists of being a videographer and editor at Bramblett group in Henderson, Tennessee.

“I am very creative, I have that mindset very creative and so I wanted my next job to allow more of that while more of getting to figure things out shoot things in a different way, unique way", he adds.

And although he is not in front of the camera anymore he still has moments where people still remember him as their favorite morning anchor.

“But she was like, ‘Is your name Josh?' And I was like 'Yes ma’am' and she said 'From the news?' And I said 'Yupp, it’s me.' and so we talked for a second and so I had my mask on so all you’re seeing is this much of me and she was like, ‘You know I would recognize those eyes anywhere' and I was like 'oh’.”

Make sure to tune in this month to see how your favorite west Tennessee TV faces are doing after they left the television screen.

For 39 news, I'm Imani Williams.

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