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Jonathan Walsh


Jonathan Walsh

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: Seven Edward R. Murrow Awards for Investigative Journalism, including a National Murrow for sports reporting, 16 Emmys, including three for Best Reporter, 18 Associated Press 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 Guardians! 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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