Josh Margolin

Senior Investigative Reporter
Biography

When prisoners escape, NFL stars get arrested and police-community tensions explode, Josh Margolin goes to work. As the Senior Investigative Reporter at ABC News, Josh... Read More »

When prisoners escape, NFL stars get arrested and police-community tensions explode, Josh Margolin goes to work. As the Senior Investigative Reporter at ABC News, Josh helps lead the network’s coverage on a wide range of stories – from breaking news to law enforcement to politics. Based at the News Division’s world headquarters in New York, Josh produces, reports, researches, edits, writes and develops stories for every ABC News show as well as ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

Since arriving at ABC News in 2013, Josh has helped produce Diane Sawyer’s highly rated exclusive with controversial New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/diane-sawyers-exclusive-interview-chris-christie-23092214). He followed that up by breaking the news that the criminal investigation into Christie’s staff had gone to a federal grand jury, and that Christie himself had been interrogated by federal agents (http://abcnews.go.com/US/bridge-scandal-probe-heats-grand-jury-convened/story?id=23194999 and http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-chris-christie-interrogated-feds-bridge-scandal/story?id=28117826).

Josh played a key role in ABC’s well-received coverage of the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. And he helped lead the network’s coverage of the domestic-violence scandal that engulfed the NFL through much of 2014 and 2015.

In January 2014, Josh was the first to report that the FBI had finally made an arrest in the notorious “Lufthansa Heist,” the caper at the center of the mob-movie classic, Goodfellas (gma.yahoo.com/feds-charging-reputed-mobster-39-goodfellas-39-heist-150733171--abc-news-topstories.html#).

Throughout 2014 and 2015, Josh played the lead role in ABC’s coverage of policing in America, helping to coordinate the reporting on the cop stories that have come to define the era – from Ferguson, Mo., to New York City to Baltimore. In early 2015, Josh helped produce David Muir’s groundbreaking piece that, for the first time, took outsiders into the NYPD’s program designed to retrain the biggest police force in the country (http://abcnews.go.com/US/nypd-inside-nypd-retraining-biggest-police-force-us/story?id=29696041).

In June 2015, Josh broke the story that federal investigators were targeting the president of FIFA (the governing body for international soccer), a man widely viewed as the world’s most powerful sports figure. And Josh broke the news that the FBI is overwhelmed by the current ISIS threat and has dramatically increased surveillance on people around the country because of it.

Josh was the first reporter to identify the prison worker at the center of the incredible escape of two killers from one of New York state’s most secure maximum-security penitentiaries. And he was the editorial producer on the 20/20 special “Manhunt,” the authoritative story behind the June 2015 escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY, and the efforts to capture and kill the murderers who busted out.

Josh came to ABC News after nearly three years as the Senior Enterprise Reporter at the New York Post, where he specialized in covering politics and homeland security. In April 2013, Josh broke the story that federal agents were about to arrest some of New York City’s top politicians in a stunning scheme to rig the election for mayor. He also led The Post’s coverage of the ongoing effort to convict the men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks and reported extensively from the US military compound at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Before joining The Post, Josh spent 12 years on the staff at The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest and oldest newspaper. During his tenure at The Ledger, Josh broke some of the biggest stories ever covered by the newspaper and, in 2004, he led the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage for its reporting on the resignation of then-New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey.

Josh is the co-author of The Jersey Sting, a critically acclaimed national bestseller that tells the inside story behind of the biggest political-corruption probes in American history (http://thejerseysting.com/).

Josh graduated from Long Island University’s CW Post Campus in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Since then, Josh has worked as a professional journalist covering a wide range of beats and stories for news organizations around the country, in places as diverse as Texas, New York, New Mexico and New Jersey.

He was named one of New Jersey’s 101 most influential people by New Jersey Monthly and the most powerful journalist in the Garden State by PolitickerNJ.com. “The Fix” of Washingtonpost.com named him one of the best political reporters in the country. Margolin has long been a regular contributor to television and radio news programs and has served as a story and plot consultant for the hit CBS series “The Good Wife.”

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LAX Panic Was Sparked by Man in Zorro Costume and Loud Emergency Locks, Officials Say
JOSH MARGOLIN and EMILY SHAPIRO
Aug 31, 2016 02:19 PM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
911 Calls From Pulse Nightclub Shooting Released
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Aug 30, 2016 03:54 PM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
US Justice Dept. Warns Law Enforcement: Street Gangs Actively Targeting Officers
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Jul 20, 2016 09:33 PM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
How Megyn Kelly's Silence Signaled the Worst for Roger Ailes
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Jul 24, 2016 09:01 PM Story from Business JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Air Traffic Control Audio Details Prince's Emergency Landing Days Before His Death
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Jul 01, 2016 07:05 AM Story from Entertainment JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Gov. Chris Christie Being Vetted as Potential Vice Presidential Pick for Trump
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Jun 30, 2016 01:54 PM Story from Politics JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Suspected Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Assaulted in Jail
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Aug 04, 2016 02:05 PM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
Chicago Police Department Moves to Fire 7 Officers in Laquan McDonald Shooting Death
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Aug 18, 2016 01:50 PM Story from US MORGAN WINSOR and JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Another Female Fox News Ex-Host Claims Sexual Misconduct
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Aug 24, 2016 01:48 PM Story from Business PAUL BLAKE and JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Carlson Lawyer: 'Ailes Harassed Women in Every Decade Since the '60s'
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Jul 22, 2016 05:37 PM Story from Business PAUL BLAKE and JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Michael Bloomberg Planning for Independent Run for President
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Jan 23, 2016 11:34 AM Story from Politics JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Virginia Shooter's Alleged History of Problems at Former TV Station
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Aug 26, 2015 10:07 PM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Christie Was Interrogated By Feds Over Bridge Scandal
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Jan 09, 2015 02:04 PM Story from Politics JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Chris Christie to Announce 2016 Presidential Campaign on Tuesday
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Jun 25, 2015 12:55 PM Story from Politics JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
Hospital CEO's Relatives Cite Flaws in Murder-Suicide Ruling
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Apr 03, 2015 11:45 AM Story from US JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News
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