Josh Levs

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Josh Levs
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Employer CNN
Spouse(s) Melanie Lasoff (m. 2003)[1]

Joshua Levs, commonly known as Josh Levs, is an American broadcast journalist. Born in Albany, New York, he reports for the CNN news television network.[2]


Levs received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He worked for NPR in Atlanta before moving to CNN.[2][3]

Levs has spent more than 10 years at CNN, reporting across all platforms and networks.

When Levs requested extended paid parental leave from CNN’s parent company Time Warner in August 2013, he was denied anything more than the two weeks of paid leave for biological fathers—much less than 10 weeks paid leave that were provided for women and for men who had babies through adoption or surrogacy.[4] Levs used his two paid weeks, and additionally vacation and sick days as he cared for his three children and wife, who had developed severe preeclampsia.[4] Levs filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Time Warner demanding equitable paid paternity leave, essentially winning the claim a year later.[4][5][6][7]

Parenting book[edit]

According to the Today Show, Levs turned his paternity leave experience into a 2015 book, All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses--And How We Can Fix It Together, asserting the need for more paternity leave in view of changes in family dynamics that have occurred over the last fifty years.[8][9][10][11]

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  1. ^,,20140151,00.html
  2. ^ a b Bowman, Wendy (26 March 2013). "Josh of All Trades". The Atlantan. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Thornton, Terri (16 December 2010). "CNN's Joshua Levs Uses Social Media Savvy in Hard, Soft News". John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships. Mediashift. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c O'Neill, Jennifer (March 5, 2015). "Meet the Man Who Sued His Boss to Spend More Time With His Kids". Yahoo Parenting. Archived from the original on March 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Male CNN reporter sues over  parental leave policy". The Today Show. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Kim, Susanna (2 November 2013). "Home> Money CNN Reporter Accuses Time Warner of Discriminating Against Biological Dads". ABC. Good Morning America. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Bernard, Tara Siegel (8 November 2013). "Standing Up for the Rights of New Fathers". New York Times. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Raeburn, Paul (5 February 2014). "'Lean in' for dads says family time's not just for women". The Today Show. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "ALL IN How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses--And How We Can Fix It Together". Kirkus Reviews. February 17, 2015. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses—And How We Can Fix It Together". Publishers Weekly. March 16, 2015. Archived from the original on March 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Naughton, Julie (20 February 2013). "The Next Generation: Parenting Books 2015". Retrieved 28 April 2015. 

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