Entrepreneur, Author, & Former CNN & NPR Journalist
Josh Levs is an entrepreneur, former CNN and NPR journalist, and the leading global expert on modern fathers in the workplace. He is the author of the award-winning book All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together. The United Nations named him a Global Champion of Gender Equality. (Watch his opening remarks at the U.N.) The Financial Times named him one of the world’s top 10 male feminists. A New York Times front-page story declared him “a pioneer.” He has testified in Congress, won a debate on feminism at Oxford, and is a leading business consultant and keynote speaker.
Levs spent 20 years reporting for NPR and CNN, where he developed unique expertise on nonpartisan fact checking. On TV, he has been called “Truth Seeker in Chief,” “Mr. Reality,” and “Senior Everything Correspondent.” He also created a role covering modern families and developed unprecedented expertise in assessing the realities of today’s dads.
Levs then stepped into a global spotlight by taking legal action against Time Warner (CNN’s parent company) for fair parental leave so he could care for his preemie daughter and sick wife. The company ultimately embraced his call, revolutionizing its policy to make it better for moms and dads.
With the publication of his book, All In, Levs became the leading voice for modern dads at work, shining a light on their unknown struggles.
He works with corporations, organizations, universities and more to build policies that support men as equal caregivers, a crucial step toward ensuring equal career opportunities to women. Levs is invited to summits and businesses across the globe, from Google to GE to Barclaycard. He also lectures at prestigious universities including Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and more.
He has been covered and interviewed by virtually all the major news organizations in the United States, and many around the world in numerous languages. He appeared on the covers of both Boss and Stand magazines. He is the most prolific writer and fact checker on modern fatherhood, published everywhere from The Atlantic to the Harvard Business Review, Time, Newsweek and many other outlets. He is one of the most read writers on Quora.
Levs also delivers motivational speeches on “achieving the impossible.” In his popular TEDx Talk, he tells the story of creating his own career, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and reaping the rewards.
As a journalist, he received many of the highest honors in his field, including six Peabody Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and awards from the AP, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and more. A scholarship was awarded in his name at his alma mater, Yale University.
Levs lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three children.
When Josh was denied fair parental leave by his employer after his child was born, he fought back—and won. Since then, he’s become an advocate for modern families and working fathers. Journalist and “dad columnist” Josh Levs explains how our laws, corporate policies, and gender-based expectations in the workplace remain rigid. They are preventing both […]