Saturday, February 26, 2011

How high will gas prices go?


I saw this new sticker on the gas pump at a BP gas station today. I bet customers are demanding a lot of questions about why gas prices are rising so quickly. How high have you seen gas in your neighborhood. The highest I have seen here in East Tennessee is $3.29 in Sevierville.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Josh Edition





I just got back from Rossville, GA where they are filming a new eposide of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I was following a couple of volunteers from Harrogate, TN. They are the sisters of the contractor who is buidling the home. The only famous person I saw was Leigh Ann Tuohy (the woman Sandra Bullock portrayed in The Blindside). She is an interior designer for the show now.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Josh is going EXTREME!

I got some exciting news today . . . I am heading to Rossville, GA tomorrow to do a story on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

We have several volunteers from East Tennessee going to help, and I am going to report on part of their trip. Two of the volunteers are sisters of the contractor (they are actually triplets).

To learn more about the family being helped visit this website:http://www.extremevisionhomes.com/

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Josh goes UNDERCOVER

I got to do my first undercover reporting Friday.

We had a concerned viewer contact us about the adult toys being sold at Spencer's in the mall.

I had to find out what they had, so I took my iPhone and a University of Tennessee intern to Spencer Gifts. We got the footage inside without incident.

I was caught by a mall cop outside the store. He said no photos in the mall, so we left.

To make things even more interesting we had to go interview at lady at an adult store to find out what the rules are there. They make sure to keep anyone under 18 out.

Spencer's is right on the line of pornography, so they don't have to follow those rules.

The whole day was very interesting, and a first in my reporting experience in TV.

It is amazing how many people have responded to the story and thing it's ok for those items to be sold in a mall.

Here is some video from my undercover operation. video

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Josh gets to go to Dollywood . . . when it's closed


My story today was pretty fun . . . I got to highlight the new thrill ride at Dollyood. The theme park that Dolly Parton owns. She wasn't there, but it was still fun. The new ride is called the Barnstormer. It is a big swing that cares up to 32 people. Here is a photo of me wearing my Dollywood hard hat.