Joshua Maranhas is the 2014 National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Editor of the Year.
He’s a six-time regional Emmy Award winning editor, writer, producer, photographer and storyteller with nineteen years of journalism experience.
From Columbine and the Aurora Theater Shooting, the tough times, to photographing television about distilleries and candy makers, the good times, Josh Maranhas tells the stories of Coloradans.
Now the Chief Editor at KDVR/KWGN he leads a staff of ten highly talented and diverse award winning editors. In addition, he’s editing special projects, producing 30-minute television specials on politics, sports and human interest. Josh oversees 77 hours a week of news programming on two television stations. He’s moving 24 hours a day, working with both AM and PM editing staffs.
One of his greatest rewards is teaching, from AVID, Adobe, to Apple FCP, there’s nothing about editing or television production he doesn’t want to discuss or pass on. Why you should stop using dissolves and start cutting sequences, the difference between jump cuts and match cuts, these are topics he’s spent a career sharing with others. For over fifteen years he’s been a faculty member of the National Press Photographers News Video Workshop on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
Josh is a winner of over 30 NPPA quarterly and annual editing awards. He is twice runner up in Best of Photojournalism Editor of the Year. Josh served as chair of the NPPA Quarterly Editing Contest. He’s been nominated for many regional Emmys. Regional Emmy Award winning as an editor in Program, Magazine, Interview Discussion, Environment, Politics and Government, Sports Editing. He’s an Emmy winner in Business Consumer, as a photographer.
Josh is a still photographer and a former darkroom rat. These days he’s an Adobe Lightroom rat. He loves to shoot music, portraits, travel, classic cars and all automotive.
In addition to television storytelling, Josh is passionate about loud music, road trips in his Ford and anything that can be “hot rodded.” He can be found traveling the Interstates and bi-ways of America making memories, photographs and lasting stories on the way.