After 4 years of freelancing, it was announced Josh is to join GB News as their first full time Entertainment Reporter. Josh will be appearing on shows across the schedule including The Great British Breakfast reporting on breaking showbiz stories whilst delivering exclusive reports. He will be joining the roster of reporters broadcasting alongside some of the biggest names in British broadcasting including Kirsty Gallacher, Simon McCoy, Alastair Stewart, Colin Brazier and he will be reuniting with former talkRADIO favourites including Mark Dolan, Alex Phillips and longtime colleague Patrick Christys. He will also be regularly contributing to the channels popular digital output.
You can tune into GB News, Britain’s new news channel via Freeview (Channel 236), Sky (Channel 515), Virgin Media (625), Freesat (Channel 216), YouView (Channel 236) as well as on YouTube and via the GB News website and app. It will also be coming soon to DAB Radio.
Scarlett Johansson is one of a number of Hollywood heavyweights to slam the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), The organisation that runs the Golden Globes, calling for a boycott until there is “substantial reform”.
As an experienced Entertainment Correspondent, Josh was invited onto BBC World News, Broadcasting to over 200 countries, over 170 cruise ships, 53 airlines and 23 mobile phone networks to talk about the latest scandal enveloping Hollywood.
Over the Christmas Period and in January, Josh has continued to clock up more hours on-air as talkRADIO’s resident Entertainment Correspondent. From discussing Home Alone 2 at Christmas, the biggest showbiz moments of the year, talking telly, to interviewing A-List stars, there is nothing on-air Josh won’t do!
Josh was invited by Netflix to interview the stars of the new movie ‘The Dig’; Carey Mulligan & Ralph Fiennes. The film is about the discovery of the two Sutton Hoo medieval cemeteries at Edith’s property in Suffolk, England. It also stars the likes of Lily James and Johnny Flynn.
Ralph plays aspiring archaeologist, Basil Brown in the movie. Even though the world spent most of 2020 in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ralph told josh that whilst people used their time “differently”, he took the time to have an inward look at himself and his life.
Meanwhile, Carey plays English landowner Edith Pretty. Here, The Academy Award nominated actress says how she was inspired by The Detectorists, she praises key workers during the pandemic and she reveals how she has actually gone out looking for buried treasure!
To promote her newest film ‘Blithe Spirit’, Leslie Mann virtually sat down with Josh Rom for The Mark Dolan Show on talkRADIO.
Leslie stars in the movie alongside Dame Judi Dench, Dan Stevens & Isla Fisher, where she plays the disgruntled ghost Elvira Condomine in the new period drama/comedy.
Leslie reveals that she was SUPER intimidated by the prospect of working with Dame Judi Dench, she’s also been watching A LOT of RuPaul’s Drag Race with her daughter and she makes her verdict between Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt and Chris Evens in the Hollywood Chris controversy … complete with some surprising revelations!
As entertainment correspondent for talkRADIO, Josh uses the skills in his toolbox to bring a unique perspective to every assignment, particularly in terms of coverage for any significant worldwide event.
Even though he is best known for his work throughout award season, he was lucky enough to play a part in the groundbreaking US Election 2020 coverage on talkRADIO. On Election Day he appeared on the flagship show on the Network, ‘The Independent Republic of Mike Graham’ in the buildup to the election.
Then on election night, coverage began at 10pm with Cristo Foufas and Josh went on air once again with Cristo to give analysis on the Showbiz side of the election, proving that when it comes to major coverage of big events, especially when it relates to showbiz in any way, Josh is always on hand as the go-to guy to provide expert analysis.
Rebecca – directed by Ben Wheatley is one of the big Netflix movie releases of 2020. Starring the likes of Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas, the film has provided substantial distraction away from the day to day pressures of lockdown.
Lily James pulled out of several high profile media interviews news after the scandal with fellow actor Dominic West, including Graham Norton and The Today Show. However Josh still managed to bag an exclusive virtual interview with her for talkRADIO as well as several of the other big name stars of the film.
Once again Josh was invited by Netflix to interview the cast of ‘Sex Education’ to cover the release of the second season of the smash-hit show for talkRADIO and BANG Showbiz.
Josh had a lovely catch up with Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells and Kedar Williams-Stirling. Plus he also got to chat to newbies Patricia Allison & Tanya Reynolds – plenty of laughs were had!
After an incredible year which featured interviews with the likes of Keira Knightley, Samuel L. Jackson, Tessa Thompson, a viral interview with Bianca Del Rio, a chat with the Oscar winning Renée Zellweger for her award winning part in Judy, one on one interviews with the team behind 1917 and many red carpets, 2019 was a hard year to beat.
But Josh managed to kick off 2020 in STYLE! He started the year as talkRADIO’s official film correspondent across award season covering The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for the third consecutive year, presenting entertainment news across the network with Julia Hartley Brewer, Mike Graham, Cristo Foufas and Darryl Morris.
But he also bagged a lot of exclusive interviews for major film releases with Hollywood royalty including Dame Kristen Scott-Thomas, Bill Nighy & Anya Taylor-Joy.
To finish off 2019, Josh blagged one of the first exclusive interviews for the smash hit film 1917 – with Sir Sam Mendes, George MacKay and Dean Charles-Chapman on talkRADIO, showing that he can truly spot a hit!
The film ended up taking home plenty of accolades at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Academy Awards with the team being super in demand across the globe during award season.