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Josh McGhee

Reporter/Producer @theVoiceofJosh jmcghee@dnainfo.com

Josh McGhee is a general assignment reporter at DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Josh is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. He comes to DNAinfo.com after serving as an intern at the Chicago Sun-Times and as a weekend news reporter and sports reporter at KHQA7 in Downstate Quincy.

Josh grew up in Tinley Park and attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox. The coaches wanted him to play football and wrestle, but he opted for basketball. It worked out as he got a scholarship to play basketball at Culver-Stockton. The college is known for having the longest losing streak in college football — and for the basketball team making a run in 2013 NAIA National Basketball Tournament. But that was after Josh left the team.

It was at Culver-Stockton that he discovered his passion for journalism. While serving as Editor in Chief of the Megaphone, the college newspaper, Josh won an award for in-depth reporting. He also won the Emily Helsabeck Award for Oral Interpretation and the Mahan Prizes in Creative Writing-Journalism Awards. Josh was also active at KCSW, the student-run radio station where he broadcast basketball games during the 2013 regular season and the national tournament run.

Fun Fact: Josh played chess as a youngster and claims to have beaten a grandmaster in a simulcast match. The grandmaster insisted Josh cheated.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 20, 2017

The events will promote the newest book for Coloring Books For Kidz.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 20, 2017

The 12th annual competition will take place at noon Jan. 28.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 19, 2017

The suit asks that Illinois residents with loans through Sallie Mae/Navient be wiped away or reformed.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

January 18, 2017

Three burglaries occurred in the area during the day in January.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 18, 2017

The juice bar and plant-based food cafe won the Lawrence House #FLATSproject last summer.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 18, 2017

Circuit Judge Diane J. Larsen did not say Council actions should be voided in her December order.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

January 18, 2017

The child's mother was charged with a misdemeanor following the shooting, police said.

Uptown & Andersonville »

January 18, 2017

The 36-year-old man's condition was listed as stable following the shooting.