Johnson will co-anchor the NBC O&O’s new hour-long noon newscast alongside Lucy Noland, in addition to reporting throughout the week for the station’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. His first day is scheduled for September 10th.
“Whit is a dynamic journalist with outstanding storytelling abilities,” said Todd Mokhtari, KNBC’s vice president of news. “As we expand our noon newscast, Whit’s contribution to our team will further position us to more effectively cover our expansive market and provide in-depth coverage that matters to our community.”
Johnson began his career in 2005 as a weekend anchor and reporter at NBC-affiliate KNDO in Yakima, WA. Before joining CBS News, he worked as an anchor-reporter at KSL, the NBC-affiliate in Salt Lake City.
Johnson is married to Andrea Fujii, a general assignment reporter at Baltimore CBS O&O WJZ.
“I’m thrilled to join a world-class station that is known for delivering the news with that perfect blend of credibility, class, and style,” Johnson said. “To be part of a committed news team that is so well-respected is a tremendous opportunity.”