Josh Rushing Biography
Josh Rushing is a radio broadcaster and photographer from the United States. He is a correspondent for Al Jazeera English’s Emmy-winning documentary series Fault Lines. He is also a former United States Marine Corps officer (USMC).
How old is Josh Rushing? – Age
He was born on 24 July 1972 in Lewisville, Texas, United States. He is 49 years as of 2021.
Where did Josh Rushing go to school? – Education
He has not shared any information about his education.
Josh Rushing – Family
Rushing has not shared any information about his parents and siblings.
He is married to Paige Rushing and has four sons and a daughter.
What is Rushing Salary?
His salary is under review.
Rushing Net Worth
His net worth ranges between $1million ro $5million.
Josh Rushing Career
Rushing joined the US Marine Corps in 1990 and went through initial training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California.
At 1991, he was chosen for Public Affairs and enrolled in the Defense Information School (DINFOS). He was accepted into the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and earned a dual degree in Ancient History and Classic Civilization from the University of Texas in Austin in 1999.
After graduating from UT, Rushing joined the Mustangs and relocated to Quantico, Virginia, to continue his military officer training at The Basic School (TBS). Rushing was supposed to be a Marine Corps aviator at TBS, but due to a hearing problem, he was unable to complete flying school. Instead, he reported to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, and returned to Public Affairs. Rushing came to Los Angeles in 2002 to work for the Marine Corps Motion Picture and Television Liaison Office, where he represented the Marine Corps in Hollywood.
Rushing volunteered to deploy with advanced troops before the invasion of Iraq in 2003 because he was aware of potential combat actions in the Middle East. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Rushing was posted to the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in Doha, Qatar, where he worked as a spokesperson for General Tommy Franks. Unbeknownst to him, his efforts to transmit the American message on Al Jazeera Arabic were caught in an independent film called Control Room. In 2004, the documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to have a worldwide theatrical distribution. He left the Marine Corps after 14 years of active duty service in October 2004 when the Pentagon instructed him not to comment on the video, and then helped found Al Jazeera English in 2005.
Rushing has been a part of Al Jazeera English from its establishment. Rushing has presented and produced shows all around the world as a foreign reporter. Rushing has shot two Fault Lines episodes in Mexico – “Mexico: Impunity and Profits” and “Mexico’s Hidden War” – and a third in Colombia so far in 2011. He’s also returned to Iraq for the seventh time, this time to give special news coverage as the US military prepares to leave in six months.
Palgrave-MacMillan published Writings Rushing’s book, Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World, in 2007.
His personal narrative is blended with a rare behind-the-scenes look at the contentious AlJazeera television networks in this book. Rushing was also included in Reader’s Digest’s special edition honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Before starting his own online diary, Rushing wrote for AJE and the Huffington Post on a regular basis.