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.
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