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Eric Johnson (journalist) Biography
Eric Johnson is an American television weeknight news anchor for KOMO 4 in Seattle, Washington. Initially he was the Sports Director at KOMO for many years, but he became the anchor for the 5:00 news. In 2007 Eric was given the highest prize in local television news, a National Edward R. Murrow Award for best feature story in the country.
Eric Johnson Age
Eric was born in the Spokane Valley, he has not yet disclosed his birthdate so his age is still unknown. this information will be updated.
Eric Johnson Parents | Eric Johnson Education
Eric was born and raised in the Spokane Valley. He is the son of Jack and Rachell Johnson. He went to East Valley High School and majored in broadcasting in the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. Eric played baseball at WSU as a pitcher (he says with very limited success).
Eric Johnson Wife | Eric Johnson Children
Eric has a wife known as Monique and two children; Jack and Grace. Being a secretive man nothing much is known about his wife and children. When he is not at work he plays in an adult baseball league, works on his antique Ford, plays piano, and writes music.
Eric Johnson KOMO 4
Eric joined KOMO 4 in 1993. Initially he began out as the station’s weekend sports anchor, replacing longtime KOMO sportscaster Rick Meeder and fill-in sports anchor Bob Rondeau. He created a popular segment titled “Eric’s Little Heroes” in 1994. The segment focused on the athletic plight of Seattle-area children in Little League games across the area, and was presented in an off-the-wall and humorous fashion. Eric’s Little Heroes was discontinued in 2006, until strong viewer support brought the feature back in early 2008.
Longtime KOMO sports director Bruce King retired from broadcasting the eleven o’clock evening sportscasts in September, 1995 leading the way for Eric to assume the role of KOMO sports director. Bruce King retired from KOMO-TV after a career spanning more than 30 years in July 1996. His retirement led to Eric Johnson being named as the new sports director for all weeknight editions of KOMO News 4.
In his 25 years at KOMO, Eric has been awarded more than 25 Regional Emmy Awards, and in 2007, he was given the highest prize in local television news, a National Edward R. Murrow Award for best feature story in the country. His career at KOMO has seen him cover nearly every major sports event in Seattle, and in some cases abroad. He produced an award-winning documentary about a group of American children who traveled to Cuba to play a series of baseball games against Cuban teams. And in 2005, he led coverage of the Seattle Seahawks trip to the Super Bowl. He can frequently be seen reporting live on location, whenever the Mariners, Sonics, or Seahawks are playing.
In the second half of 2006, Eric started anchoring the news for the first time. He took over the reins of KOMO 4 News at 5 o’clock from longtime news anchor Dan Lewis. This is after KOMO underwent a broadcast schedule change involving their evening newscast lineup. Dan anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news with Kathi Goertzen (2007-2008), and with Mary Nam (2008-2014). Eric anchored the 5 p.m. news with Kathi Goertzen (2007-2008), and Mary Nam or Dan Lewis (2008-2012).
Currently Eric anchors the 5 p.m. newscast with Molly Shen, and the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Mary Nam after his colleague Dan Lewis stepped away from the anchor desk after 27 years in May 2014. His colleague Dan Lewis’ son Tim (former weekend sports anchor for KOMO 4) formerly held the role as sports director at KREM 2 from January 2009-May 2012, the role Johnson held from 1987-1989.
Eric Johnson Awards
2007 National Murrow Award for Best Feature
2008 National Murrow Award for Best Writer
2009 National Murrow Award for Best Writer
Eric Johnson Salary | Eric Johnson Net Worth
Eric’s annual salary and his estimated net worth is still under review.