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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 »

June 23, 2017

The 12-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Uptown earlier this month.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

June 23, 2017

The 48th annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade kicks off at noon Sunday.

South Chicago & East Side »

June 21, 2017

Joseph Hazley allegedly took Desiree Robinson, 16, to have sex with a man, who then killed her.

Uptown & Andersonville »

June 21, 2017

Johnny Brown Bag, 5406 N. Clark St., closed in April.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

June 21, 2017

The Gofundme will raise funds for the construction of two new locations.

Uptown & Andersonville »

June 21, 2017

Blu 57 is set to open at 5701 N. Clark St. in July.

Uptown & Andersonville »

June 20, 2017

The owners of the music store say they want to stay in the neighborhood.

Uptown & Andersonville »

June 20, 2017

The frozen rhubarb julep and frozen Rosé bishop are each $10.