KOMO Anchor Eric Johnson Sets Retirement

By Kevin Eck 

KOMO anchor Eric Johnson will retire in June after nearly forty years in local television.

Johnson joined KOMO in 1993 after working in Boise, Idaho, Spokane, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

He told the Seattle ABC station that he had dreamed of becoming a sportscaster since he was 9 years old after watching Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football.


“I saw Howard Cosell and it was, ‘Woah! What is that? I want to do that!’” he said.

He now plans to write a novel in retirement.

“I fancy myself a writer,” he told the station. “I feel like I have a novel in me, and you can’t do it part-time.”

Johnson’s last day is June 6, with his final Eric’s Heroes story set to air on June 5.