With more than a decade of experience in the Lowcountry, Emmy award-winning meteorologist Josh Marthers helps you plan for the day ahead each morning on News 2 Today.
From the Ides of March 2008 tornado outbreak, back-to-back ice storms in 2014, the devastating South Carolina floods of October 2015, five named tropical systems (including Hurricane Matthew) in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and 2018’s historic snowfall, he has guided South Carolinians through some of Mother Nature’s worst.
Hailing from Spartanburg, SC, Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and Climatology from Mississippi State University, and his forecasts carry the prestigious Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.
Josh’s coverage of Lowcountry weather has earned him a Southeast Regional Emmy for Outstanding On-Air Weather Anchor along with two other Emmy nominations. Josh has also been recognized by the Southeast Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Excellence in My Market Award for Outstanding On-Air Weather Anchor. Along with the rest of Storm Team 2, Josh is a three-time Excellence in My Market Award winner for weather coverage in a newscast. Josh was named Weathercaster of The Year two years in a row in 2016 and 2017 by the Radio, Television, and Digital News Association of the Carolinas.
The readers of Mt. Pleasant Magazine have voted Josh “favorite television personality” two years in a row and “favorite local celebrity” in 2017. In 2017, he was nominated by the readers of the Post and Courier in their Charleston’s Choice campaign as “Favorite Local Weathercaster” and “Favorite Local TV Personality.”
Josh serves as a special events adviser to the Carolina Children’s Charity and is a past board member of the organization. In addition to his work with the Carolina Children’s Charity, Josh works closely with the Alzheimer’s Association of the Lowcountry and the Ethen Richardson Foundation. In 2017, Josh was recognized as one of the “Best and Brightest” in the Lowcountry by the Cystic Fibrosis Association of South Carolina.
After residing in Mount Pleasant for a decade, Josh and his fiance’ now live on Johns Island. You can catch Josh and Adam around town enjoying all the Lowcountry has to offer.