Dick Johnson Biography

Dick Johnson is an American news presenter and reporter who currently works for WMAQ-TV as a weekend anchor and street reporter. In 2002, he started his career as a reporter and anchor at WMAQ-TV. He has received numerous awards, including the Emmy and the DuPont-Columbia Awards (the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize).

How old is Dick Johnson? – Age

Although he was born in the United States, he is well-known for keeping his information private. As a result, his precise birthday is unknown.

Where did Dick Johnson go to school? – Education

Dick graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Dick Johnson’s Wife – Family

He has a happy marriage. He is married to a woman whose identity has not been revealed, and the two have three grown children together.

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Dick Johnson’s photo

Dick Johnson’s WMAQ-TV Career

He produces summer theater productions at the Community House in Hinsdale, Illinois. He produced Oliver! in 2006, then he produced and appeared in Annie as Franklin D. Roosevelt a year later, in the summer of 2007. Before relocating to Chicago in 1982, Johnson covered the 5 p.m. news at KDFW-TV in Dallas, where he also worked as a political reporter. WTHR-TV in Indianapolis was where he started his journalism career. As part of an NBC5 team managed by Carol Marin, Johnson’s work has earned him national and a Dupont-Columbia, regional Emmys, and, most recently, a Peabody Award.

During the murder attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Johnson was on board Air Force Two with Vice President George H.W. Bush.
Ryan White’s courageous fight against AIDS, the return of the Iranian hostages at West Point, the battle to build Comiskey Park, the Ethiopian famine, the United Center, and the push for Chicago school reform were all themes he covered.

He reported on the “Great Loop Flood,” the rape trial of boxer Mike Tyson, and the Chicago connection in Andrew Cunanan’s murder spree. From the president to the mayor, Johnson has reported every form of the election campaign.
In addition, he has acted in NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” the popular comedy “Barbershop 2,” and the 2009 film “Chicago Overcoat.” Johnson worked as the News Director of DePauw University’s radio station WGRE while pursuing a degree in political science. He was most recently Chairman of DePauw University’s Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media’s Board of External Advisors.

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