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Josh Siegel is a news reporter and editor at The Daily Signal, where he covers foreign policy, immigration and criminal justice issues.
Siegel joined The Daily Signal, the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation, with its launch in June 2014.
He also reports on Congress and produces mini-documentary videos. One of them, which anchored an extensive package on a child saved by fetal surgery, was a finalist for an Emmy Award from the National Capital-Chesapeake Bay chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Siegel’s reporting in and outside Washington for The Daily Signal led to interviews with everyone from then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Border Patrol officials addressing a surge of illegal immigration in summer 2014 to medical personnel confronting the ebola virus, families fleeing ISIS in Iraq, and major leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement.
Siegel previously was a general assignment reporter at Observer Media Group, a hyperlocal, multimedia news organization in Sarasota, Fla.
He also worked as an assignment editor at NBC-2 in Fort Myers, Fla., and wrote for the Naples Daily News.
Siegel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, where he studied business and journalism and was sports editor of Eagle News, the student newspaper.
Siegel grew up in Chicago. An obsessive news junkie who still subscribes to the physical newspaper, he reads, watches and tells stories in his free time.
He also listens to hip-hop music with his dog, Hallie Bear, and scours Northern Virginia for hole-in-the-wall Middle Eastern food. He likes to drink water and is passionate about physical fitness.
Follow him on Twitter @SiegelScribe