Josh Rom is a national award winning London based Broadcaster, Voice Artist & Presenter.
Whether conducting one-on-one interviews with Hollywood royalty, reporting breaking news on international news outlets or entertaining the nation on speech radio, Josh is a versatile broadcaster with multiple strings to his bow.
Most recently, he’s been busy as a showbiz, film and bizarre news broadcaster on talkRADIO. Here, you can hear him presenting the latest film and showbiz gossip and interviewing Hollywood royalty on a regular basis.
He has brought international names to the station with the likes of Keira Knightley, Renée Zellweger, Samuel L Jackson, Gillian Anderson, Emma Stone, Tom Cruise, Blake Lively, Matthew McConaughey and many more all making it into his weekly showbiz slot. His interviews also made national news being picked up by the Mail Online, Express and The Sun.
Additionally, snippets from his film reviews have appeared in newspapers, billboards and for other marketing materials for major film campaigns. But he doesn’t stop there…
He was selected to be a part of Award season coverage for three consecutive years, presenting entertainment news alongside broadcasters including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Cristo Foufas, James Max, Darryl Morris and Paul Ross.
He has also previously presented with the likes of Mark Dolan, James Whale, Penny Smith, Kait Borsay, Bob Mills, John Nicholson, Daisy McAndrew, Yasmeen Khan as well as former Gogglebox personalities Steph and Dom. He has occasionally filled in as a co-host with Jon Holmes back in the station’s early days on air – anything in the name of radio!
“A Star is Born… And his name is Josh Rom! … “Celebrity Gossip Supremo! …Titanic top turn on your talkRADIO box” – Paul Ross
However this doesn’t stop Josh looking at other opportunities in the radio world as he can be heard fairly regularly on BBC local stations such as BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Leicester and BBC Radio Lancashire participating in debates on all sorts of entertainment stories & features on air. He’s also the regular Showbiz Correspondent for Feature Story News’ as part of their radio show in Asia.
In terms of TV, he’s appeared as an entertainment expert on national and international news channels including Sky News, BBC News, 5 News, MBC and more.
This comes as he was handpicked by producers from The Evening Standard to be a big part of their new online and social studio series Off The Island. As part of his role he provided fresh insight, analysis and humour to the proceedings. He impressed so much he was then asked to present the studio show where he bagged some of the first interviews with the contestants – before the series had even finished. The show has been very well received online on The Evening Standard’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages with the episodes he presented gaining over 135,000 hits on YouTube alone!
To cut his teeth in showbiz, started off as a presenter and video journalist for one of the UK’s leading showbiz news agencies, BANG Showbiz. He reported from red carpet events, launches, film premieres, junkets and screenings for the company, interviewing worldwide names such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Hailee Steinfeld, Fergie The Duchess of York, Little Mix, Liam Payne, Craig David and Dua Lipa to name but a few.
His warm and engaging style on the carpet has drawn a long list of celebrities providing him with millions of online hits and interviews being picked up by national press on many occasions. The Sun, Mail Online, The Mirror, Metro, The Independent, Express, NME, OK! Magazine and Digital Spy have all published quotes from his exclusive interviews, with his videos having been published on national & international platforms such as MSN, AOL, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan & IHeartRadio and more.
“That was a delightful interview!” – Lorraine Kelly
As well as in entertainment, Josh is an experienced presenter when it comes to features. He was the face of the nationwide coverage of Shabbat UK for The Jewish News, Britain’s Biggest Jewish Newspaper Online. His content on social media gained nearly 200,000 hits and counting! He also worked with BBC Three on their online series ‘Things Not to Say”. This video was a massive hit online gaining over 300,000 hits.
“Joshua has bags of enthusiasm, and is full of energy. . .Something guaranteed to draw in an audience” – Lizo Mzimba
In an exciting collaboration Josh has also become the online & social face of High Resolution Design, presenting new content for them to promote their British and London themed toy & plush cushion range with TFL that you can find in airports across the country as well as their Thunderbirds Are Go range with ITV.
He is no stranger to words either, starting to write his own monthly online column at the age of 19 for The Jewish News and he has also worked extensively with well known UK outlets such as The Independent, London Live and Notts TV.
“Personable and open, his expressive style immediately brings you in, a very good voice and extremely confident!” – Gavin Ramjaun
Before all of this in 2016, Josh took part in a nationwide campaign for 4Music & The Box Plus Network. His face was shown across their platforms as part of the Last Fan Standing Campaign being broadcast both on-air and online, chatting to Will Best & AJ Odudu as well as giving his own take on pop culture on Facebook Live which was watched by over 25,000 viewers.
He was also a regular contributor to Big Brother on Channel 5 being watched by millions, grilling the likes of John Partridge and Darren Day in the Big Brother Press Conference task alongside broadcasting veteran, Vanessa Feltz. This is alongside contributing to the magazine spinoff show, Bit on the Side, for over 4 years.
Josh is no stranger to live television, both in front and behind the camera executive producing and presenting The Panel, a live online breakfast chat show to Facebook and YouTube Live. Here he proved that he will do anything live on air, even going as far as to get his entire back waxed for charity! When he wasn’t on main host duties, he was the show’s main fashion, style and showbiz correspondent where he bagged exclusive interviews with the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine and other famous faces all whilst he was still in university!
“Superb” – James Max
Josh started out as the most watched presenter at Nottingham’s student media outlets and then became a qualified journalist at one of the UK’s top journalism schools, City University of London. Josh quickly learned the trade and in the process became a national award-winning broadcaster with highlights including covering the biggest ever UK Student demonstration as well as broadcasting online to thousands of viewers as part of the on-air team for the biggest ice hockey match outside of North America for two consecutive years.
These have been exciting times for Josh, but he is only just getting started!