Josh Chapin - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Josh Chapin joined the ABC 11 Eyewitness News team as a reporter and fill-in anchor in February 2018. You'll see his live reports every weeknight at 11 pm from around the Triangle.

Before joining the Eyewitness News team, Josh was a general assignment reporter in Houston for KHOU 11 News-a CBS affiliate.

He spent more than three years reporting in the most populous city in Texas, covering a range of stories including the devastation and humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey. Josh covered the Astros first World Series title in 2017 as well as Super Bowl LI and a Final Four. In 2015, he provided coverage to all of TEGNA's affiliates throughout the Southeast the night a gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Josh donned cowboy boots to report on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and tossed beads into the crowd during Mardi Gras in Galveston.

Prior to Texas, Josh spent two years in the Nutmeg State as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WVIT, the NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut. Josh was part of a Peabody Award winning team for its 2012 coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In 2013, Josh also spent a week covering the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. He extensively reported on transportation issues, focusing on Metro North-Josh was one of the first reporters on scene of the 2013 train derailment in Bridgeport that injured more than 70 people as well as the massive power failure in the Bronx that crippled train service from New York City to Stamford.

Josh began his career in television news at News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn starting as a desk assistant and finishing his time there as the station's weekend anchor and lead reporter.

Josh was born and raised in New York City, where he still has family. But he's no stranger to North Carolina-Josh graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2009 with a minor in media policy and interned at another station in the Raleigh Durham market.

Josh lives in Durham and is excited to root on his Blue Devils up close and personal again. When he's not reporting, he likes to travel, play golf, listen to a variety of music, watch all kinds of sports, and solve at least one crossword puzzle a day.

Josh's Stories
Durham mom fights through long COVID, starts her own business to spend more time with family
"I know most people would not want to say that a pandemic has improved them but it improved me."
'It takes a toll': UNC ICU nurse copes with burnout, fatigue while caring for sickest COVID patients
"They're intubated, they are on life support. We hope they make it, but I think right now we have a 40% success rate."
'A really uneasy feeling': Wake County parents concerned as pediatric COVID-19 cases rise
"It is so nerve-wracking," said a Wake County parent who sent her child back for in-person learning. "Every day I ask myself is today the day my daughter comes home with COVID."
UNC doctor predicts September COVID surge coming after Labor Day
"It's not the travel or the holiday that creates the increased risk," said Dr. David Weber. "It's what you do when you get to the end of that travel."
Federal unemployment benefits expire for North Carolinians
Thousands of jobless North Carolinians who depended on federal unemployment aid will lose their benefits come Saturday as the delta variant tightens its grip on the economy.
Apex, Morrisville rescue teams to deploy to western North Carolina before remnants of Ida hit
Before Ida's remnants arrive, Wake County rescue teams are headed to western North Carolina. The is region still devastated by the deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Fred.
Short-staffed Wake County EMS forced to delay some calls
If you call 9-1-1 in Wake County, there's a good chance you might have to wait for an ambulance if you don't have a serious, life-threatening emergency.
Orange County Schools votes not to require COVID-19 vaccines for athletes
The school system voted not to require COVID-19 vaccinations for athletes and employees and others involved in extracurricular activities
Durham Public Schools becomes latest school district to mandate masks indoors
Durham Public Schools joins the long list of school districts asking everyone, students and staff, to mask up despite their vaccination status.