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
What to know about schools, employers requiring the COVID vaccine
While the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to beat the pandemic, many want to know if a business or school can legally require you to get vaccinated.
Dealing with the emotional, academic toll of the pandemic as students head back into the classroom
As the lights go back on in classrooms throughout the region, the challenge is not only getting kids back in safely but dealing with the emotional and academic toll of the pandemic.
Coronavirus vaccine update: Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca nearing end of trial
Both Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are nearing the end of their trials and are anxious to get their vaccines to market as soon as possible.
Officials crack down on COVID violators in Paterson as cases skyrocket
The list of violators gets longer and longer as COVID cases in New Jersey and elsewhere are becoming alarming.
New Jersey's first-ever mostly mail-in election a monumental undertaking
Early voting is underway in New Jersey ahead of the November 3 general election, which will be conducted without in-person voting with few exceptions, as President Donald Trump faces former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious battle that is dividing the nation.
Marijuana legalization: New Jersey voters mull controversial ballot question
One of the most contested questions on the New Jersey ballot is whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana.
Coronavirus News: High school football kicks off in New Jersey
High school football kicks off in New Jersey on Thursday, but how risky is it?
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.