Joe is a proud native of Huntington, West Virginia. He graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a degree in communications and did the whole “town to town, up and down the dial” radio thing for a few years in the Mountain and Buckeye states before finally settling in Northern Virginia.
A self-described traffic nerd, Joe first started reporting on Washington-area traffic on WTOP in April 2004 while he was an employee of Metro Networks, which at the time provided traffic services to WTOP on a contract basis. Among the highlights of his time with Metro Networks was reporting by helicopter on traffic during President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in January 2009.
In early 2011, WTOP revamped and improved its traffic reporting operation by bringing it in-house. And in February 2013, Joe rejoined the WTOP traffic team as a full-fledged station employee.
In addition to his long-time work in broadcasting, Joe is an experienced writer and editor. He worked for a number of years as a staff writer for an Arlington, Virginia-based international sales consulting firm, and more recently he has served on the communications team of a national association for federal employees. He plans to eventually finish that novel he’s been working on (mostly in his head).
Joe is fascinated with all things transportation: walking, running (a three-time Marine Corps marathoner), biking, as well as Metrobus and Metrorail. You might also see him at a Washington Nationals game or D.C. United match.
You can follow Joe on Twitter @JoeConwayWTOP and you can always tell him or any other member of the WTOP Traffic team what you see on the roads by calling 202-895-5048 or #1035 on Verizon and AT&T.