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
Historic St. Michael's Church closes in Paterson, New Jersey
Historic St. Michael's Church has served the city since 1929, when many Italian immigrants called Paterson home.
Fire burns through food pantry in Piscataway, New Jersey
It was a rapid response, but the 100-year-old wood structure became fully engulfed in flames, gutting the building on New Market Road.
Nationally recognized chef serves up savory, mouthwatering dishes to New Jersey high school students
David Bannister's culinary skills have gained recognition from the National Black Chef's Association and his high school cafeteria ranks in the top 100 in the country.
Bridgewater Township settles with family of Black teen over viral mall fight video
Video of the incident from 2022 went viral, showing officers pushing a Black 14-year-old boy to the ground, while another teen, thought to be white, was allowed to sit on a chair and unhandcuffed.
Family of woman killed in fatal Teaneck crash involving teen driver demands justice
Isaiah Brown's life took a tragic turn when the woman of his dreams was involved in a terrible accident just a few doors from their home in Teaneck.
Seven-year-old female wrestler Quinn Cannici from New Jersey wants to compete in the Olympics
Quinn Cannici from Oakland, New Jersey is already an award-winning wrestler as a seven-year-old girl.
Victim's family outraged over terms of plea deal in murder of woman found in trunk
Stephanie DeJesus, a 37-year-old mother, was killed in a hammer attack two years ago. Her body was later found in a car trunk.
Residents in NJ dealt major headache after flood of home burglaries, car thefts
A community in NJ is dealing with a growing problem that has prompted police to incorporate drones and other technology to combat the brazen activities.
New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour remembered by friends and family 1 year after murder
Thursday marks one year since Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was gunned down in the parking lot of her apartment complex in Sayreville.
Chop shop busted inside stone fabrication company in New Jersey: police
Authorities found several stolen vehicles and now they are trying to see how long the alleged chop shop was operating in Fairfield.