Josh Talkington is the Co-founder of STRIDE Media Group, a Tampa Bay public relations agency primarily working with female entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses, and companies passionate about diversity. Josh believes diversity should be intentional and celebrated, not feared and avoided. He uses his vast experience as a storyteller and his deep media roots to put STRIDE partners in the best possible position to get the exposure and shine they deserve.
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Josh spent the first 10 years of his career working in television and radio. He has been a news reporter, anchor, and radio host in Tampa, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Jacksonville. He also helped launch video production companies SnapShot Interactive (Nashville) and Blue Dog Video (Daytona).
In 2012, with a desire to make a positive impact on underprivileged youth, Josh began working as an after-school program director in Georgia. He served in that role for four years before moving back to Tampa for a position as Senior Manager of External Relations with a national nonprofit involved in child welfare, juvenile justice, and workforce development.
In 2018, Josh co-founded STRIDE along with Danielle Bayard Jackson. The agency offers services in media relations, crisis communication, video production, marketing and branding. Josh and Danielle also regularly teach PR workshops to groups across the Tampa Bay Area.