Education: BSC in Radio-TV at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1973
Work Experience: 1974 - WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, West Virginia. Weathercaster and part time salesman. 1975 - WYTV, Youngstown, Ohio. Weathercaster and feature reporter. 1976 - WXIA-TV, Atlanta, Georgia. Weekend weather and feature reporter. 1977 - WXIA Won a Regional Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in Talent. 1978 - WXIA-TV weather and features. 1980 - WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Virginia. Co-Host PM Magazine. 3 years. 1983-85 Freelance 1985 - WVEC-TV till present. From weekend weather and Joe's Job Series to Daybreak Features Reporter and News Features January of 2010 marks 25 years for Joe Flanagan at WVEC-TV.
Family: Married Cindy Butler from Hampton, Virginia. Three children, Allison, Patrick, Adrianne. Live in Virginia Beach. And dog Chester.
Specials: Producer/Host for 24 years of Navy Christmas, our tribute to the Armed Forces in Hampton Roads. 1993: Mom Flanagan's Return To The Emerald Isle. Tracing our Irish heritage in County Cork.2006 Emmy Award, 13News Daybreak.