Justin Walters is a Sports Multi-Media Journalist at WPIX-11 in New York. As a native New Yorker, he accomplished a career goal in the Fall of 2019 by joining the sports team in the No. 1 market. This platform will allow him to cover some of the most storied sports franchises, where his passion for writing and storytelling will serve him well. Along with those responsibilities, Justin is also a sideline reporter for CBS Sports. His contributions are for both college football and college basketball.
In 2016 he was presented with an offer he couldn’t refuse; he accepted the roles of Sports Director and Anchor for WRNN-TV/FiOS1 News in the Greater New York City area. There he covered all of the New York sports teams until Fall of 2019.
Prior to those roles, Justin took a leap of faith in 2013 and moved to Jackson, TN for his first on-air job with WBBJ-TV. As Sports Director and Reporter, he covered everything from high school football to the Memphis Grizzlies as an MMJ. It was the experience he gained while working for NBC as an Affiliate Producer during the 2012 London Olympics and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia that prepared him for WBBJ-TV.
Walters graduated from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. While in school, he was eager to learn everything in journalism from print and digital to broadcast. Having multi-platform experience allowed him to obtain both an Executive Producer/Anchor position for the television show (SportsLine) and a sports editor role for the school newspaper (The Collegian). His thirst for practical learning led him to several successful internships with the Philadelphia Eagles, CBS Sports Network and WABC-TV in New York.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, speaking to kids, working out and spending time with family and friends. He’s also a big television show junkie: Game of Thrones, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Walking Dead, Insecure, House of Cards – you name it.
Justin is an active member of The National Association of Black Journalists and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He aspires to inspire. His main goal is to break the glass ceiling and leave a footprint for other journalists to follow.