Josh Spiegel is one of the most unique radio personalities in America. Since 2005, he has been heard on 98 Rock in Baltimore as Morning Show Co-Host and Anchor of “Josh Spiegel News And Comment”. In 2010, Josh created and launched ”Spiegel’s Weekly News Countdown”. It’s a unique, twisted and humorous look back at the week’s biggest stories and airs Saturday Mornings at 6, 7, 8 and 9 on 98 Rock. In 2011, Josh began doing a weekly commentary on Baltimore’s News/Talk station, WBAL-AM.
Spiegel’s inimitable style has created a large following. He tells a story like no one else. Listeners are drawn to Josh’s openness about his life including his social awkwardness, concerns about his weight and overall neuroses. His random comments and catch phrases along with his humorous and odd takes on the news have endeared him to hundreds of thousands of morning commuters. His sign off at the end of each newscast is mimicked by scores of listeners. Men, women and children make sure to listen on Friday Mornings at 8:00 for his “Super Spiegel Signoff”.
The “Mickey, Amelia and Spiegel” show is consistently number one in the ratings. The show has also been honored by its peers in the broadcasting industry. In 2007 and 2008, Radio & Records magazine nominated “Mickey, Amelia and Spiegel” as Best Personality/Show Of The Year at its industry achievement awards. Josh received the same honor in 2006 while a member of the “Kirk, Mark and Spiegel” morning show.
In 2007, Baltimore’s City Paper newspaper named Josh “Best Radio Personality” in Baltimore.
In 2009, The Baltimore Jewish Times wrote, “Spiegel always seems to find the quirky news item that no one has ever heard of before. Or better yet, he takes a different approach to major news stories. The thing about Spiegel is that even with some of the more difficult news pieces, he gives a feeling as if there’s a perspective of humor that will make us all land on our feet. Even if we’re not interested in a particular news event, Spiegel gets us interested with quirky instead of coaxing or faux concern. He comes across the air as socially awkward. But it’s smart socially awkward.”
Josh has been in radio since he was 12. He began as an intern and rose to news reporter, anchor and personality. For most of his career, Josh has held high profile roles on morning shows in cities such as Washington, Baltimore, New York, Dallas and Denver. He has also been heard on National Public Radio, The Mutual Broadcasting System and The BBC. Spiegel has mass appeal and has worked on a variety of formats: Urban, FM Talk, AM Talk, Country, Top 40 and Rock.
In addition to being an extraordinary news writer for radio, Spiegel is also experienced in television news operations. He has written news for WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WJLA-TV in Washington.
Josh lives in Baltimore County with his dog, Pumpernickel. He enjoys reading, TV, movies, spending time in his yard and working out.