With more than 20 years of journalism and production experience, Johnson has been both in front and behind the camera reporting and producing numerous programs and specials. Known for her reporting on health and science, one of her most memorable stories was in 2011 when she traveled to West Africa’s Sierra Leone to cover maternal and child health issues.
Over the course of her career, Johnson has been recognized for several industry awards, including a 2009 Emmy Award for Best Evening Newscast, the Eugene Block Journalism Award for Outstanding Coverage of San Francisco Human Rights Issues, and the John Swett Award for Outstanding Locally Produced Education Series.
Prior to joining NBC4, she was an anchor and reporter at KGO ABC7 for sixteen years in San Francisco. She was also a reporter for KSBY in San Luis Obispo.
Her journalism career began working for Stanford University’s campus radio station, which led her to local television station internships in Los Angeles.
Johnson graduated from Stanford University with honors and holds B.A. degrees in psychology and communication. She is married and has two children.