Investigator Jonathan Walsh


Twitter: @JonathanWalshTV


Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Education: E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University

Current Position/Job Duties: Investigative Reporter

Previous Work Experience: KRBC in Abilene, TX; WJAC in Johnstown, PA; KXLT in Rochester, MN; WTOL in Toledo, OH

Joined News 5: August 2013

Most Memorable Stories: Covering dozens of children involved in the Eastern Sandusky Childhood Cancer Cluster here in Ohio; Hurricane Katrina; Dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland Cavs NBA Championship; 2016 Republican National Convention

Awards/Honors: Three Edward R. Murrow Awards for Investigative Journalism, 3 Emmy Awards including 2 for Best Reporter, 18 AP Awards in several categories including Best Reporter, Investigative Reporting, Enterprise Reporting and Continuing Coverage.

News Philosophy: If it’s something that affects a lot of people, is something out of the ordinary and can benefit our viewers, we need to cover it with accuracy and fairness.

Role Model(s): My family

Favorite Sports Team(s): I know I’m in Cleveland, but growing up in Pennsylvania we always followed the Steelers. I do love the Cleveland Cavs and the Indians! I also like the North Carolina Tarheels basketball team and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Favorite Music: Pretty much everything but country or opera

Favorite Movie: My kids’ home movies

Favorite Program: I watch a lot of sports and news; Newsroom TV series

Favorite Book: The Sixth Man by Chris Palmer

Favorite Foods: Pizza, chicken wings, steak, root beer

Family: Wife and two kids

My passion: Helping people through my job and outside of work. Plus, being with my family. They’re way cool.

Hobbies & Interests: I like playing basketball, golf and Euchre

Something most people don't know about me: I was a rap DJ for a few years and I once made 94 out of 100 free throws in a basketball contest.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Being closer to my family

You're most likely to see me around town at: sporting events, the movies or catching a bite to eat at different restaurants

On the weekends I love to: Hang out with my family and I try to catch up on my sleep.

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