Anthony Johnson  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Anthony Johnson is a high energy, award winning journalist who has spent the majority of his career working in radio. For nearly a decade, Anthony worked as a reporter for 1010 WINS Radio in New York City where he covered major news stories including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the shootings on the Long Island Railroad.
Recently, he received the regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for his series detailing the history of African Americans in New York City.

In January of 2001, Anthony joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter. He brought his on air professionalism, detailed knowledge of our region and energetic style to one of the top television stations in New York.

His on-screen impact was on display recently as we watched the Bronx "Baby Bombers" baseball team play in the Little League World Series and the controversy that followed.

He was also one of the Eyewitness News team of reporters and photographers on the scene when the horrifying events at the World Trade Center took place September 11th, 2001. He displayed a tremendous amount of on-air composure and sensitivity during one of the most tragic days in American history. Just minutes after the first buildings came tumbling down, Anthony Johnson was on the air live giving viewers a concise, first-hand look at the devastation and examined the impact it had on the thousands of New Yorkers whose lives had changed forever.

Anthony Johnson has worked his way up the ladder to get into the top television market in the country. Prior to coming to New York, he worked in Washington, D.C. He held a job at WTOP radio, which is the all-news station in the nation's capitol. Following that, Anthony Johnson became Head of Media Relations for United States Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia. Johnson was responsible for overseeing the Washington and Atlanta public relations operation. His duties included organizing news events, coordinating daily press coverage, writing speeches and news releases.

Anthony Johnson graduated from Clark College (now Clark-Atlanta University) with a degree in Broadcast Management. Johnson is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey. He is married and has three children.

Anthony's Stories
Cyber attacks in NJ hack virtual classrooms with pornography, threats against teachers
Cyber attacks are now targeting children online, and for the past few days, hackers in New Jersey have hijacked online classes with pornography and threats against teachers.
Anthony Johnson reflects on the anniversary of 9/11
As fate would have it, 9-11-01 was one of the most picture perfect days weather-wise. For me, it started out glorious because I was the 3 a.m. reporter assigned to cover the primary election.
NJ mayor rescinds $2,500 police bill issued to teen over Black Lives Matter protest
Englewood Cliffs mayor has rescinded the police overtime bill issued to a teenager who organized a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in July.
Man charged in shooting of 4-year-old outside New Jersey apartment complex
Authorities say Sciaire Jackson, of Lakewood, is charged with first degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting outside an apartment complex in Asbury Park.
4-year-old girl shot while playing outside New Jersey apartment complex
The girl was playing outside around 1:30 p.m. when gunshots rang out, and she was struck in the leg. Police aren't sure of the intended target, and officers swarmed the area following the shooting looking for any clues.
Jersey Shore borough passes new rules to help curb bad beach behavior
A borough on the Jersey Shore passed sweeping new beach and boardwalk rules Tuesday in response to what the boro's mayor called a "tide of disrespect."
Anthony Johnson reflects on cherished moments with Civil Rights icon John Lewis
Anthony Johnson worked closely with John Lewis as his first congressional press secretary and is sharing some of his most memorable and cherished moments.
Jersey City awards COVID-19 relief funding to more than 150 recipients
Mayor Steven Fulop announced more than 150 grant recipients from the first round of funding.
Terrifying: Woman swept away by flash flooding survives in New Jersey
Witnesses say it happened so quickly there was no way to stop her from being sucked into the aqueduct.
Source of Knowledge Bookstore in Newark's book club thriving despite pandemic
It is a gem of knowledge, a treasure chest of information. The Source of Knowledge Bookstore in Newark has become a major resource for anyone seeking to find details of black life in America and beyond.