Josh Wood is a freelance journalist based in Louisville, Kentucky.


Between 2009 and 2017, he spent a total of seven years overseas while based in Beirut, Lebanon, where he wrote about conflict, refugees and US policy in the Middle East.


Returning to the United States in 2017, he spent two years in Boston, Massachusetts, where his work focused on the 2020 election, the legalization of marijuana, incarceration, the environment and immigration.


Josh has been a staff reporter for the Associated Press and The National. As a freelancer, his work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Public Radio International, HuffPost, the Middle East edition of Esquire and a number of other publications. 


Raised between Saudi Arabia and New England, Josh holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.




Charles Booker is less of a long shot to beat Amy McGrath, a centrist former marine fighter pilot, as the Democrats’ pick for a Kentucky Senate seat after weeks of anti-racist protests

Breonna Taylor would have been 27 on Friday, but most of the people who showed up in downtown Louisville to mark that milestone did not know her. A lot probably wish they had never heard her name.

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