About Josh Mankiewicz – American NBC Journalist – Early Life and Career

By | June 26, 2024

Joshua Paul Mankiewicz (Josh Mankiewicz) is an American journalist, media personality, and actor. He has covered different stories and achieved several milestones.

Apart from hosting shows and airing educative and interesting stories, Josh was a reporter and producer for ABC News. Many know him through "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News" together with Brian Williams. He also reported for Sunday Night alongside Megyn Kelly.

Early Life

Josh Mankiewicz is an American born on August 27, 1955, in Berkeley, California, U.S. As of June 2024, he is 68 years old.

His father, Frank Mankiewicz was also a media person playing significant roles in the media industry and a politician. His mother, Holly Jolley Reynolds, died in 2019.

Josh Mankiewicz with brother Ben Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz with brother Ben Mankiewicz

He has a younger brother, Ben Mankiewicz, a radio personality and Turner Classic Movies prime-time host. Together, they lived as a full family, embracing and encouraging one another to pursue their life and career goals.

Josh graduated from Haverford College in 1977 with honors: Bachelor of Arts in sociology.


Media Personality

From 1991 – 1993, Josh worked as a political reporter for KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, covering all local and state politics and all elections. He also worked as a correspondent for Fox Broadcasting Company's News Magazine, Front Page.

From 1986 – 1991, he worked for WCBS-TV, New York, as a political correspondent covering local, state, and national elections. Josh contributed significantly to WCBS-TV's Sunday edition and weekly political magazine reports.

Josh Mankiewicz is a political dateline reporter

Josh Mankiewicz is a political dateline reporter

He worked with ABC News from 1982 to 1986, contributing largely to the Good Morning America show, ABC Weekend News, and This Week with David Brinkley. He also worked with WJLA-TV, Washington, DC, from 1980 to 1982 as a political reporter.

Since 1995, Josh Mankiewicz has been a Dateline NBC reporter, playing a big role in the NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.

Apart from working as a correspondent, in 2006, Josh featured in "The Mank Blog," taking a disrespectful review of what people are talking about online.


Apart from his successful political reporter career, Josh is a professional actor and has featured in Mortal Sin (2023), Dateline NBC (1992), and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000).

His net worth is approximately $1 million.

Personal Life

Josh Mankiewicz married Ahn Tu Dang on April 16, 2016. The couple don't have kids yet.

Josh Mankiewicz marrying Ahn Tu Dang

Josh Mankiewicz marrying Ahn Tu Dang

Weight Loss

Throughout his career, Josh always wanted to embrace a healthy lifestyle. His passion and determination to follow a healthy lifestyle was fueled by his desire to live longer.

Moreover, Josh desired to look physically fit, especially in his career line. Other risks or diseases associated with being overweight, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, motivated Mankiewicz to work hard, stay focused, and look forward to losing substantial weight.

If you follow the Atkins diet, you would have come across one of the major stories Josh covered while at Dateline ABC: the Atkins diet.

Through the show, Josh shared valuable information on the Atkins diet, including his personal experience on how the diet transformed his weight loss journey after losing 47 pounds (21 kg).

He embraced healthy eating habits including lean proteins, veggies, and fruits while limiting the intake of processed foods. Besides dieting, Josh included physical exercise in his daily routine.

His physical looks and overall health transformed after he lost significant weight. His weight loss journey impacted his career life apart from helping him achieve his weight loss goals.

He received praise from his followers as he became a source of inspiration and motivation to many.


Mankiewicz is known for his great contributions to the media industry. With a significant number of followers and views across the globe, Josh is remembered for his great work in the NBC Dateline, ABC News, and the series he has featured in, including The Mortal Sin, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Dateline NBC.

Josh Mankiewicz has featured in films and series

Josh Mankiewicz has featured in films and series

His weight loss journey is an impactful motivation to all his viewers and supporters, especially those with weight loss goals.


Josh Mankiewicz is a celebrated journalist and actor. He has aired many shows, covered different stories, and featured in various programs. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated how passion and dedication play big roles in helping people achieve their goals and objectives.

His determination to keep a healthy lifestyle by embracing healthy eating habits and physical exercise is a real motivation to all his followers across the globe.

Official Links

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JoshMankiewicz/
Twitter - @JoshMankiewicz
LinkedIn - Josh Mankiewicz
IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0542537/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Mankiewicz

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