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
8 New Jersey hospitals not allowing young visitors amid flu outbreak
So far, nearly 2,000 people in New Jersey have gotten the flu this season and two children have died. 
New Jersey high school's sports program welcomes students with disabilities
A high school basketball team in New Jersey is breaking down barriers by pairing kids with disabilities alongside those without.
New Jersey pizzeria owner fires manager who went on anti-Semitic tirade
The owners Maurizio's Pizza in Eatontown posted a response to an anti-Semitic incident that occurred between a manager and one of his delivery drivers, announcing that he had fired the supervisor.
Construction worker injured when sheet of metal falls in New Jersey
A large sheet of metal fell on top of 59-year-old James Weiss on Bender Court around at 8:40 a.m., at a site behind the fire department headquarters in Franklin Lakes.
Communities engage in dialogue one month after Jersey City Kosher supermarket attack
Friday marked one month since a deadly attack at a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City.
New Jersey pizzeria manager allegedly goes on anti-Semitic tirade
A 17-year-old delivery driver says he asked for a night off during Rosh Hashanah last September, and that's when his boss allegedly went off on a vile rant.
Carjacking suspect run over by Newark police after crashing into cars
Newark police accidentally ran over a carjacking suspect as they searched for him at scene of a crash early Monday.
Newark touts lowest murder rate in nearly 6 decades
1961 was the last time there were just 51 murders in a year in Newark compared to 69 last year. Today police are targeting the most hardened criminals.
Researchers trying to locate Chinese immigrant remains in NJ church basement
Using sophisticated geophysical mapping equipment, a team of Rutgers researchers is attempting to unearth a mystery nearly 150 years old. They are trying to locate the remains of Chinese immigrants in the basement of a historic church.
Wild turkeys terrorizing New Jersey neighborhood, residents say
The turkeys are taking over the Holiday City section of Toms River -- and it's not a Thanksgiving joke. They travel in gangs and are becoming a nuisance, according to some residents