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Whitney C. Johnson
June 28, 1982
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University (B.A.)|
CBS News (2009-2012)
ABC News (2018-present)
|Andrea Fujii (2007-present)|
Johnson was born and raised in San Francisco, California. His career has taken him through four states and Washington, D.C.. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting. Johnson credits his stepfather TV and radio host Dean Edell for introducing him to the world of broadcasting.
Early in Johnson's career, he was an evening weekday anchor and reporter for KSL-TV, an NBC-affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his on-air career as an evening weekend anchor and reporter for KNDO / KNDU, the NBC-affiliated duopoly Yakima / Tri-Cities, Washington.
Johnson joined KNBC in 2012, as a general assignment reporter, he traveled to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, reporting from Boston for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential run, he covered the Washington D.C. Navy Yard mass shootings and the Asiana flight 214 crash landing in San Francisco International Airport. In June 2014, he joined Today in L.A., as co-anchor alongside Daniella Guzman replacing Michael Brownlee who was moved to the station's noon newscasts and Michelle Valles who was moved to the weekend morning newscasts. Johnson announced on December 13, 2017 that he was leaving KNBC to pursue other interests.
On September 29 2018 it was announced that Johnson would take over as Co-Anchor of the weekend editions of Good Morning America
Johnson's first day on Good Morning America was on September 30 2018