Longtime KNBC Traffic Reporter Passes Away

By Andrew Gauthier 


Longtime NBC4 Today in L.A. morning traffic reporter Paul Johnson left us for a better, Sigalert-free world Tuesday evening at home with his wife and family around him. He was 75.

He put up a heroic fight against a glioblastoma (brain tumor) but on Tuesday, it was time to go, and as his wife Nancy said in a voicemail to his coworkers a few minutes after he left, “He’s gone to see Jesus.”


The world was a better place while he was in it, telling us to “buckle up, be careful out there,” but what he was really telling us is that no matter what was ahead on the road, no matter what obstacles or accidents were in the way, that it was going to be OK. More…