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Josh Zach

Raleigh, NC
Chief Correspondent and Anchor — WPTF-AM (Raleigh, NC)
As seen in: WPTF-AM (Raleigh, NC)
Covers:  Anything and everything that would/will have an impact on my audience
Doesn't Cover: I have certainly turned stories down or passed them off to colleagues, but there is no general area that I would not cover.

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I am a second generation broadcaster. My father (John Zach) got his commercial radio start in 1961 in Buffalo, NY, and that's where he's still heard to this day. But my career radio have less to do with legacy and more to do with 'completely by accident.'

Broadcasting fell in my lap in college. ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote copy for the (now defunct) Westwood One news wire, MetroSource.

How is social media changing news?

For the worse. Social Media has made news and information a hot potato. It's become a game of being first as opposed to being right.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

With the rise of social media journalism, now more than ever, is not as much a career as it is a civic responsibility.

Associated Press

2015 - Public Service
Composite of a week-long radio series that spotlighted the finalists (and winner) of the United Way of the Greater Triangle's Innovate United Challenge, five-months-long entrepreneur-style competition to develop new ideas to address childhood hunger.

North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year

2014 - Individual Achievement
Awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for contributions made on more than 500 unique stories and reports for News Radio 680 WPTF and the North Carolina News Network between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, including: — Breaking news — Politics — Investigative reporting — Health and medical — Consumer advocacy — Human interest — Entertainment