J.W. Cox

News Anchor and Sports Broadcaster

JW Cox came to Leighton Broadcasting - and Minnesota - in the fall of 2011 to become the voice of St. Cloud State Husky football and basketball.

The California native and graduate of Arizona State University also contributes to the Metro Sports Commission coverage of high school athletics, calling football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball and baseball.

Along with an extensive sports background, JW also spent time working in news radio in Phoenix, Ariz. Along with his work on Husky and high school play-by-play, you can hear JW as a contributor to the KNSI's Benchwarmers sports program each Saturday. 

Recent Posts by JW

19 Year Mendota Heights Police Vet Killed

Jul 30, 2014

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - Tragedy today in the small community of Mendota Heights as a 47 year old police officer was shot dead during a traffic stop around 12:20 Wednesday afternoon.

Man Arrested Following Chase, Not Suspect

Jul 30, 2014

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man taken into custody following a high speed chase this afternoon is not the suspect who shot a police officer in Mendota Heights.

Missing Hutchinson Woman Found

Jul 30, 2014

Hutchinson, Minn. (KNSI) - A Hutchinson woman reported missing early this afternoon has been found alive.

Manhunt Underway Following Officer Shooting

Jul 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - Officers from multiple departments in the Twin Cities Metro Area are engaged in what is being called an intense manhunt in a number of residential neighborhoods in Mendota Heights, concentrating especially on the 2400 block of Pond Circle East.

Officer Shot in Twin Cities Traffic Stop

Jul 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - Police in the twin cities metro are responding to reports that a police officer was shot during a traffic stop in the area of West St. Paul and Mendota Heights this afternoon.

Appeal planned in school plot case

Jul 30, 2014

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the dismissal of six charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota high school.

Ventura passage to be cut from book

Jul 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from the best-seller "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against book author Chris Kyle.

MN officials consider high-speed rail

Jul 30, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are holding public meetings on a proposed high-speed train linking Rochester to the Twin Cities.

Ventura attorney: $1.8M award was fair

Jul 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.

Oil pipelines exposed near Minnesota river

Jul 29, 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Flooding and erosion have exposed oil pipelines along the Tamarac River in northwestern Minnesota.

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