Josina Anderson is a journalist and reporter whose name has previously been linked to the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Josina Anderson has also worked for a variety of networks, including ESPN and CBS.
Josina is most recognized for her time at ESPN, which was not without its highs and lows.
Birth, Nationality, and Family
Josina Anderson is the daughter of Lloyd and Yasmin Anderson and was born on 15 August 1978, in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America.
Aside from their names, the media has no access to any additional information about their occupations or present status.
Anderson also has a sibling who works in the film industry.
Anderson, too, is an American national with an African-American background.
Childhood and Education
Anderson attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland when he was a child.
She used to work as a basketball announcer there.
Josina was a track and field athlete in her high school in addition to being a pundit.
Anderson, too, enrolled in the University of North Carolina after graduating from high school.
She continued to compete in track and field events, racing in the 200 and 400 meters.
She was awarded a gold medal for her exceptional performance at the AAU Junior Olympics.
Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the end.
Height and Age
Josina Anderson, a talented and enthusiastic reporter, has already established herself as one of the industry’s leading ladies.
Her zodiac sign is Leo, and Leos are known for their ferocious personalities.
Similarly, the ESPN journalist is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall and weighs roughly 59 kilograms (130 lbs).
Apart from that, she has a toned body with measurements of 34-26-35 inches.
Anderson has a thin body as a result of her participation in track and field.
We are confident that, as a prominent figure, she maintains her health with a proper work routine and food.
Anderson has dark brown eyes and long black hair to go along with his other features.
Facts of Josina Anderson
|Full Name||Josina Anderson|
|Birth Date||August 15, 1978|
|Birth Place||Washington, DC, US|
|Education||University of North Carolina|
|Father’s Name||Lloyd Anderson|
|Mother’s Name||Yasmin Anderson|
|Age||43 years old|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches(173 cm)|
|Weight||59 kgs (130 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||34-26-35 inches|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Last Update||April 2022|
Net worth and Income
As of 2020, Josina Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
Josina has worked in ESPN for good nine years before finally moving out of there. In her successful career, she has earned both good and bad points under her name.
Likewise, while at ESPN, her average annual salary was reported to be $65,000. But since her departure from ESPN, the amount may vary. Sadly, though Anderson has yet to disclose her whole income status.
Professional Career as a Journalist
Anderson began her work as an intern with a passion for athletics and a degree to aid her in the process.
Josina began working on WTEM (Washington Radio Station) and two additional shows in 1997, The Tony Kornheiser Show and The Donnie Simpson Morning Show.
Anderson’s career took off when she was hired by the CBS affiliate news station, Coos Bay, in 2000, after spending most of her adolescence as an intern at reputable radio shows.
Not to mention the fact that Josina was one of the few journalists hired so soon after college.
Despite receiving a job that was a significant improvement over her past one, her quest for more prompted her to examine other choices.
Josina, in fact, printed a large number of copies of her résumé and gathered cassettes of her work to transmit all across the country. Unfortunately, none of them resulted in a job offer.
Anderson opted to move to Washington, D.C. on her own after she had had enough of waiting for possibilities to come her way.
However, the transition from Oregon to Washington, D.C. was difficult for the first several months. To make ends meet, she moved back in with her parents and worked as a personal trainer.
Josina, meanwhile, would charge $100 to train them on the track while also covering for the city’s sports teams at night, such as the Redskins, Wizards, and Mystics.
She also covered the Georgetown and University of Maryland basketball teams on local cable news shows alongside them.
Josina’s life began to take a turn for the better in 2005, when she joined FOX31 in Denver, Colorado.
She previously auditioned for the same job two years earlier but was turned down. Anderson, on the other hand, stayed with them for six years.
During her time there, Josina covered a number of noteworthy stories, including an NFL player doping test in October 2008, NFL stars Ricky Williams and Travis Henry testing positive for marijuana in July 2008, and Charles Woodson and the Packers reaching a contract extension agreement in September 2010.
Anderson also worked as a reporter for Showtimes Inside the NFL.
Many major networks became aware of Anderson’s progress and detailed reporting as a result of her work.
Josina, who had been jobless for a few years, was now inundated with offers that she couldn’t refuse.
Among all the tempting offers, Josina chose to accept ESPN. As a result, in 2011, ESPN’s new reporter, American reporter Anderson, relocated to Chicago.
ESPN undoubtedly aided Anderson’s development as a reporter. Josina is no longer with the network as of 2020. Anderson will also leave ESPN after serving as the network’s first female national NFL insider in 2015.
The veteran reporter’s departure from the network, according to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, has nothing to do with the “cutting of personnel related to the coronavirus’ economic impact on Disney and ESPN,” as many have claimed.
The move was not a surprise after Anderson’s exclusive interview with Antonia Brown that aired over Super Bowl weekend.
The rumors about Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph grabbing Myles Garrett by the crotch during their on-field fight in November proved to be false.
Likewise, the veteran reporter would have no problem getting another job, probably at a rival network like Fox Sports or NBC.
At ESPN, Josina’s spot will be filled by reporters including Field Yates, Jeremy Fowler, Dan Graziano, Dianna Russini, and Kimberely Martin.
Awards and Achievements
Without a doubt, Anderson is one of the prominent sports reporters at the moment.
Because of her dedication and work ethic, Anderson has won many awards under her name.
In 2009, Josina received a Heartland Emmy for her quarterback John Dutton coverage and his wife Terina‘s trip to Ethiopia to adopt their son Miki.
Aside from that, she also won a Salute to Excellence award for radio reports in 2014.
It was called ‘Outside the Lines and The Sporting Life,’ which featured Brandon Lowe and Dwayne Bray.
Personal Life: Marriage and Kids
Despite being a public personality, Josina Anderson is reserved when it comes to her personal life.
Reporter by profession, Anderson is more focused on providing detailed information on the reports than detailing her life to the public.
As of now, the 42 years old reporter is still single and thriving at the moment.
Moreover, she has not reported anything when it comes to her life, and even her past relationships are a secret.
But this does not mean Anderson is free from any rumors and controversies.
During her early career, Josina was accused of having an affair with her co-workers.
However, the significant backlash came in 2014, when she made the on-air report on former St. Louis Rams’ defensive end Michael Sam‘s showering habits.
In the August report, Josina was reporting from St. Louis and about Sam, who survived the first round of lay-offs.
She further reported that an unnamed player informed her how Sam, the first openly gay player in an NFL training camp, refused to take a shower with his teammates; and would only do so after they were done.
Following the news, both ESPN and Anderson came under fire and received numerous threats and condemnation.
People from Sam’s teammates to LGBTQ+ activists spoke out against the segment made by Josina.
Moreover, Ram’s coach Jeff Fisher accused Anderson of being “unethical” and “unprofessional” while calling the segment “manufactures.” Since the situation got way out of hand, Josina and ESPN later issued a public apology.
Social Media Presence
Her Twitter has 183k followers and her Instagram has 85k followers.