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
Man wrongfully convicted for Queens robbery released from prison after 26 years
A man who spent two decades behind bars for an armed robbery in Queens that he didn't commit, is out of prison and speaking exclusively to Eyewitness News.
New video shows attacker stab security guard inside Chelsea Apple Store
The attacker is caught on camera pulling out a knife and stabbing 37-year-old Sosa three times in the head, back, and arms.
Convicted serial killer who lured victims on dating apps sentenced to 160 years
"This person is a monster." The families of the victims spoke out in court before the convicted serial killer was sentenced.
Why some Newark city workers are protesting COVID vaccine mandates
The battle over vaccine mandates is raging in Newark as firefighters and police unions join forces against the mayor's push to get city workers vaccinated against COVID-19.
NJ restaurant wants more work visas amid employee shortage
At Il Villaggio, a decades old Italian restaurant in New Jersey, the owner says getting workers -- even for good money -- is harder than ever.
FEMA representatives meet with residents in Paterson after Ida damage
Representatives met with residents at Cobb Park to help them get the ball rolling to receive funds.
September 11th anniversary: Commissioner Nigro reflects on FDNY's response, effects of attacks
Twenty years later, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro is still amazed at the commitment of his members to save lives on that tragic day.
Anthony Johnson reflects on 9/11: Reporter keeps clothes caked in World Trade Center dust
Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson reflects on the 20th anniversary of September 11, describing how he kept clothes caked in dust.
At least 23 New Jersey residents killed in Ida flooding
At least 23 people were killed in flooding across New Jersey as Ida pounded the area with rain and flash flooding.
Tri-State residents brace for Ida while still cleaning up from Henri
Parts of the Tri-State area are still cleaning up from the flooding caused by Henri, and now, the aftermath of Ida could cause even more problems.