Josina Anderson: ESPN, CBS, Husband & Net Worth

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Josina Anderson is an American reporter and works as a senior NFL Insider for CBS Sports. She also hosts The CREW NYC and a podcast ‘Undefined with Josina Anderson.’ 

One of the inspiring ladies and veteran journalists of the present day is Josina Anderson. The award-winning sports reporter has her struggles and phase to overcome to grab the title.

Josina is best known for her work at ESPN, which was filled with ups and downs. Despite being named NFL Insider in 2015, she was pulled down in many controversies.

Josina Anderson, An Emmy Award Winning Reporter
Josina Anderson, An Emmy Award Winning Reporter (Source: Instagram)

It was announced that Josina would no longer work for ESPN and later joined CBS Sports. What was the cause of her exit? There are many questions when it comes to Josina, and we will try to answer them.

In December 2022, she was bashed by her fan for the tweet she made about Kylian Mbappe.

If you want to know more about Josina, her career, relationships, and controversies, make sure to read it till the end. But first, let’s look at the quick facts table;

Quick Facts

Full Name Josina Anderson
Birth Date August 15, 1978
Birth Place Washington, DC, US
Nick Name Jos
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Education University of North Carolina
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Lloyd Anderson
Mother’s Name Yasmin Anderson
Siblings A Brother
Age 45 years old
Height 5’8″/1.73 m/173 cm
Weight 59 kg/130 lb.
Build Athletic
Body Measurements 34-26-35 inches
Hair color Black
Eye color Dark Brown
Profession Reporter, Journalist
Associated with  ESPN
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend/Spouse Not Known
Net Worth  $2 million
Salary  $65,000
Social Media  Twitter, Instagram
Last Update March, 2024

Family And Nationality

Josina Anderson, the name that has previously been associated with the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN), is a journalist and reporter by profession. The native of Washington, D.C., USA, is the daughter of Lloyd and Yasmin Anderson.

Aside from their names, any further information detailing their profession and current status is entirely hidden from the media. Also, Anderson has a brother who is a film producer.

Likewise, Anderson belongs to the African-American ethnic group.

Early Life And Education

As a young child, Anderson went to the Montgomery Blair High School located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There she used to be an announcer at basketball matches. Apart from fulfilling her role as a commentator, Josina also participated in track and field at her school.

After graduating high school, Anderson enrolled at the University of North Carolina. Even there, she continued as a track and field sprinter, competing in 200 and 400 meters races. She won a gold medal for her outstanding effort at the AAU Junior Olympics.

Anderson graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

Age And Height

Skilled and passionate, Josina Anderson has already established herself as one of the leading personalities in the reporting world.

Talking more about her, Josina was born on August 15, 1978, which makes her 45 years old. Also, her zodiac sign is Leo, and people with this sign are known to have fierce personality.

Josina Anderson husband, height
Stunning Josina Anderson (Source: Instagram)

The ESPN journalist stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) and weighs around 59 kg (130 pounds).

Since she was a part of track and field, Anderson has got an athletic body. We are sure, as a public personality, she maintains her health with an appropriate workout regime and diet.

Along with that, Anderson has got dark brown eyes and long black hair.

Early Years As A Journalist

With a passion for sports and a degree to help her in the process, Anderson started her career as an intern.

Right after graduating, Josina worked on WTEM (Washington Radio Station) and two other shows: The Tony Kornheiser Show and The Donnie Simpson Morning Show in 1997.

After spending most of her youth as an intern at reputed radio shows, Anderson’s career set off when she was hired by the CBS affiliate news channel, Coos Bay in 2000.

Josina was one of the few journalists to be employed so shortly after her graduation.

Despite getting a job, definitely an upgrade from her previous ones, her hunger and desire for more led her to consider other options.

The American reporter printed numerous copies of her resume and collected tapes of her work to send across the country. Sadly, none of them landed her any job opportunities.

Since she was done waiting for opportunities to come her way, Anderson decided to move to Washington, D.C., on her own accord.

Upon her return, she moved with her parents and worked as a personal trainer to make ends meet.

Josina would charge $100 to train her client on the track while still covering for the city’s sports teams, such as Redskins, Wizards, and the mystics, at night. Along with them, she also covered the Georgetown and University of Maryland basketball teams for the local cable news shows.

Rise To Stardom – ESPN

Things started to turn a new leaf for Josina in 2005 after she joined FOX31, located in Denver, Colorado.

She had previously auditioned for the same job two years ago but was rejected at that time. Anderson went on and worked with them for six whole years.

During her time there, Josina reported several important stories, including NFL players doping test back in October 2008, NFL stars Ricky Williams and Travis Henry testing positive for marijuana in July 2008, Charles Woodson and the Packers reaching an agreement on the contract extension in September 2010.

Not to mention, Anderson also reported for Showtime’s Inside the NFL.

Seeing her progress and detailed reporting, Anderson came under the radar of many major networks. The same Josina who was workless a few years ago was now packed with offers, too good to decline.

Amidst all the eye-catching offers, ESPN was the one Josina accepted. Hence, in 2011, the American reporter, Anderson, moved to Chicago as the new reporter for ESPN.

Josina Anderson Out At ESPN

There is no doubt that ESPN helped Josina Anderson grow as a reporter. But Josina was no longer with the network by early 2020. Also, as ESPN’s first female national NFL insider back in 2015, Anderson was no longer affiliated with the system.

According to The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, the veteran reporter’s departure from the network has nothing to do with the cutting of personnel related to the coronavirus’ economic impact on Disney and ESPN,” as many claimed.

After working 9 years with the network, she gained a lot of experience and exposure. The veteran reporter would have no problem getting another job, probably at a rival network like Fox Sports or NBC.

Josina Reporting For CBS
Josina Reporting For CBS (Source: Instagram)

At ESPN, Josina’s spot was reportedly filled by reporters including Field Yates, Jeremy Fowler, Dan Graziano, Dianna Russini, and Kimberely Martin.

After leaving ESPN, she joined CBS Sports HQ and now works as a senior NFL Insider. Besides, she also hosts an NFL show, The Crew NYC, and a podcast ‘Undefined with Josina Anderson.’

In her podcast, she not only talks about NFL insider knowledge But also discusses on headline news and issues in sports, politics, and society.

NFL reporter was crushed by netizens after she tweeted about Kylian Mbappe’s performance at the 2022 soccer World Cup.

She tweeted, “I’m still waiting for Kylian Mbappe to impress me in this World Cup. Yes he attracts defenders, but speed & scoring potential are not enough. You have to purposefully dribble w/ directive control for yourself, & thus be a constant actual threat to the net t/o tourney.”

“are we watching the same world cup Josina?” replied her fan. Another added, “Wait, what?? Was there another world cup going on because?”

Awards And Achievements

Without a doubt, Josina Anderson is one of the prominent sports reporters at the moment. Because of her dedication and work ethic, Anderson has won many awards under her name.

In 2009, Josina received a Heartland Emmy for her quarterback John Dutton coverage and his wife Terina’s trip to Ethiopia to adopt their son Miki.

Aside from that, she also won a Salute to Excellence award for radio reports in 2014. It was called ‘Outside the Lines and The Sporting Life,’ which featured Brandon Lowe and Dwayne Bray. 

Is Josina Anderson of ESPN Married?

Despite being a public personality, Josina Anderson is reserved when it comes to her personal life. Reporter by profession, Anderson is more focused on providing detailed information on the reports than detailing her life to the public.

As of now, the 45-year-old reporter is still single and focusing on her career.

Moreover, she has not reported anything when it comes to her life, and even her past relationships are a secret.

But this does not mean Anderson is free from any rumors and controversies. During her early career, Josina was accused of having an affair with her co-workers.

However, the significant backlash came in 2014, when she made the on-air report on former St. Louis Rams’ defensive end Michael Sam’s showering habits.

Josina Anderson Wearing A Floral Dress
Josina Anderson Wearing A Floral Dress (Source: Instagram)

She further reported that an unnamed player informed her how Sam, the first openly gay player in an NFL training camp, refused to take a shower with his teammates; and would only do so after they were done.

Following the news, both ESPN and Anderson came under fire and received numerous threats and condemnation. People from Sam’s teammates to LGBTQ+ activists spoke out against the segment made by Josina.

Moreover, Ram’s coach Jeff Fisher accused Anderson of being “unethical” and “unprofessional” while calling the segment “manufactures.” Since the situation got way out of hand, Josina and ESPN later issued a public apology.

What is Josina Anderson – Myles Garrett’s issue?

NFL players Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett got into an outrageous fight on November 14, 2019.

Josina Anderson responded to the situation with a tweet. She tweeted, “I would bet Myles Garrett will say he heard Mason Rudolph call him something egregious. Never seen Garrett act like that, ever.”

Anderson’s followers dragged the tweet into a negative light deeming it was about race. She then deleted the tweet. Her tweets didn’t stop there.

She later posted an image from the fight captioning, “What word be used to describe this if an NFL player grabbed a female’s private parts in a non-consensual way? Pause.

Would that be assault? Male or female, this non-consensual act right here is beyond invasive, provoking and wrong.”

Nonetheless, Anderson apologized for all the remarks she made.

She again tweeted, “Mistakes need to be owned and, I will own mine here. With the benefit of additional angles, it’s clear my tweet misinterpreted one of the photos taken during the brawl. That’s my fault, I apologize. My goal is to always be completely accurate and fair.”

Moreover, Myles Garrett was suspended, and he also published a statement and apology later.

Net Worth And Income

Josina Anderson worked at ESPN for good 9 years before finally joining CBS. In her successful career, she has earned both good and bad points under her name. As of 2024, her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

Likewise, while at ESPN, her average annual salary was reported to be $65,000. But since her departure from ESPN, her salary with the new network is not disclosed yet. 

Social Media Presence

The senior NFL Insider is quite active on her socials. She posts pictures and short videos of her coverages.

She is available on Instagram under the handle @josinaanderson, Facebook @, and Twitter @JosinaAnderson.

Twitter: 232.2k followers

Instagram: 87.6k followers

Facebook: 43k followers


An Emmy and NABJ award winner has gained herself a lot of followers from her reporting career with ESPN, and now with CBS, she is expanding her popularity.

Josina's Popularity
Josina’s Popularity (Source: Google Trends)

The above image gives brief information about the popularity of a former ESPN reporter based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Question

What sport did Josina Anderson play?

Josina Anderson is a track and field sprinter. She has competed in 200 and 400 meters races. Moreover, she has won a gold medal at the AAU Junior Olympics.

Is Josina Anderson single?

Yes, the stunning sportscaster Josina Anderson is single. She might be waiting for the right man to arrive or maybe enjoying her supremely successful single life like a boss.

Kriti is a senior content writer and editor for biography, news, and gossips. She has previously worked for TVShowStars under the alias "Kira." Besides being an avid reader and anime fan, she loves perusing through YouTube/Spotify and discovering Indie bands.

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  1. Glad she’s gone from ESPN. She kept touching Riddick. Dressed unprofessional and talked over people.acted ghetto thinking q cute. Gave Garrett an excuse for his actions.


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