‘Not a Dry Eye in the House’ Sportcaster Shares Story of Homeless Teen

By Kevin Eck 

Yesterday, WCTV sportscaster Asher Wildman had trouble holding back the tears while telling the story about the community rallying around a local teen who was left homeless after his grandmother died.

High school baseball player BJ Johnson went to live with his grandmother because his mother had a drug habit and his father had been sentenced to prison. When his grandmother died in 2015, Johnson was forced to live in her car for three months. He was taken in by an assistant coach at the high school and is set to attend college in the fall.

Wildman did a story about Johnson on Monday. Yesterday,the WCTV sportscaster gave Johnson a tour of the Tallahassee CBS affiliate and surprised him with a congratulatory video from Atlanta Braves outfielder Mallex Smith, who went to the same high school as Johnson.


Last night during the 6 p.m. newscast, Wildman gave Johnson a chance to live his dream of being a sportscaster. The video below picks up after Johnson read a story on-air.