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 twenty years of journalism experience.

From Columbine High School 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 Television in Denver. He leads a staff of ten highly talented and diverse award winning editors. In addition, he’s editing special projects and producing 30-minute television specials on politics, sports and human interest. Josh oversees nearly 100 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 to Apple FCP he knows the hotkeys. Why you should stop using dissolves and start cutting sequences, the difference between jump cuts and match cuts, and when you can just have fun. 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 automotive.

In addition to television storytelling and photography, 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.

Recent Articles
  • Ben Barlow digs deep on “The Peace And The Panic”

    Ben Barlow, the singer of Neck Deep, digs down to the heart for their latest record The Peace And The Panic. He says, “I kind of wanted it to be dynamic and we wanted it to be dynamic. We all have quite similar, but different musical tastes as well and different elements that we wanted to incorporate into our music.” This record takes you on a ride through the band’s emotional healing, but they’re not “emo.” The theme of the […]

  • LP coming in hot to Boulder Theater

    Boulder, Colo. — Touring in winter is described as difficult by some musicians. Laura Pergolizzi, who goes by “LP,” keeps a smile on her face despite being halfway through tour on a cold night in February. She’s in the middle of buying a new home, difficult driving conditions in the Colorado Rockies, and general tour grind. Nonetheless, she’s warm and inviting. That warmth carries from backstage to onstage at Boulder Theater. She’s into her thing for the fans and for […]

  • Local garage assembling what once was America’s fastest car

    DENVER — Every week we like to highlight the talented photographers here at FOX31 in a segment called “Signature Stories.” FOX31 and Channel 2 chief editor Joshua Maranahs shows us how after years of painstaking work of getting a so-called “Odd Rod” to hit the race track once again. A local hot rod garage, Nick’s Hot Rod Garage, is recreating auto history by assembling what was once America’s fastest car, The Kenz and Leslie “Odd Rod.” The dual flathead engine […]

  • Photos: Citizens of Decadence returned to the Colorado Convention Center for another New Year’s Eve

      Denver — From Armin Van Buuren to Zedd, the Citizens of Decadence took residency at the Colorado Convention Center for another successful balloon drop and New Year’s celebration. Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Diplo, Galantis, Odesza,  Rufus Du Sol all performed, dropped plenty of bass and lots of confetti. There wasn’t a dull moment at this festival. From the Cyber District to the two stages, Time Vault and The Grid, the beat didn’t slow.  Two nights of BPM at the speed […]

  • Photos: Janes Addiction live at Ogden Theatre

    Denver — Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro brought their brand of beautiful differences to Ogden Theatre Thursday night. Jane’s Addiction was in town between holidays and playing in Aspen this weekend for a New Year’s celebration at Belly Up Aspen. The show included dancers on the stage and above as two dancers swirled side show style during “Three Days” from the rafters. The set was even parts Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, four songs from each record, and a touch from their other […]

  • Photos: Marc Okubo’s take on Heavy Music isn’t as Metal as you think, he thinks Jazz

    Denver — Marc Okubo, guitarist of Veil of Maya, thinks of Heavy Music wisely, he’s an evolutionist in genre. Heavy Music can require an acute lens, otherwise a blind eye will not see the genius. It’s played by musicians with great technical skill and often incredible knowledge of music theory. If you’re a fan, you get it, you love it, it makes you think. “There’s this Jazz artist named Tigran Hamasyan that I’m like really really into. I’ve been keeping […]

  • Photos: Pearl Charles from Desert Daze to Bluebird Theater

    Denver — Pearl Charles has a soul that’s neither young nor old, it’s current, it’s deep and thoughtful. Her music, her sound, covers decades. She may not know where she’s going, but she knows where she’s from — Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Red Bull Sound Select brought her to Denver and that’s where she shared some of the things she’s gained along the road from California to Colorado. Her geographical roots are between Laurel Canyon and Joshua Tree. “I grew […]

  • Photos: Seaway at the Marquis Theater

    Denver — Seaway brought a whole lot of fun to the Marquis Theater last week. They’re touring to support their latest record Vacation, out now with Four Year Strong and continuing to tour with Silverstein in November. Check them out. Guitarist Patrick Carleton said, “we’ve been playing a few new ones. I think the song “Apartment” is my favorite right now. That was the first single off our new record.” Singer Ryan Locke explains the show this way, “Expect a […]

  • Photos: Courage My Love headline Lost Lake in support of Synesthesia

    Denver — Courage My Love’s new record Synesthesia is evolutionary in their writing and performing architecture. It’s got a real electronic vibe by comparison to their older EP’s like For Now. It’s been three years since their last recording and they’re celebrating the changes. They came to Lost Lake on the way from Vans Warped Tour and on the way to tour with Simple Plan. Talking about their latest record. They didn’t set out to make a concept record, but […]

  • Photos: Catching up with Schuylar Croom and He Is Legend at the Moon Room

    Denver — He Is Legend’s Schuylar Croom is someone who is a great music maker, he’s rooted in rock and roll and reality. He’s down to earth. They’re out riding around in an RV on tour. Croom and the band are making their way enjoying mountains, lakes and nature. Schuylar says, “It’s changed our perspective on tour. Stopping at a campground rather than a hotel. You get to see friendly people, families, dogs. Cookout, see nature, more than the inside […]

  • Photos: “Feel This” Descendents Hypercaffium Spazzinate at Fillmore Auditorium

    DENVER — Writing a review of a Descendents show is something I am doing knowing it’s been done many times and it’s been done very poetically and accurately. I could easily write, it is something very special and add an exclamation point. Then insert some photographs and walk away from the keyboard. I’d be safe. That would not be going for “All.” I’m going to do my best to review the show and tell a brief history of Descendents. Descendents are […]

  • Photos: The Wrecks perform We Are The Wrecks at Fillmore Auditorium

    Denver — Standing outside the Fillmore Auditorium and keeping dry during a light rain, I caught up with newcomers The Wrecks. Nick Anderson, Nick Schmidt, Aaron Kelley and Westen Weiss all dodging raindrops with me as we talked. Drummer Billy Nally was absent and out enjoying Denver as we caught up on the Last Young Renegade Tour. Nick Anderson says, of touring with All Time Low, “crowds are awesome, they line up, get here early and are really accepting of […]