Keith Johnson co-anchors the afternoon news on Newsradio 780 WBBM along with Kris Kridel from 3-to-8 pm each weekday. Prior to becoming an anchor, I was a general assignment reporter with a speciality for technology news.
I came to WBBM-AM in 1994 and have covered many memorable stories such as: LaSalle Bank fire in the Loop, a police stand off at a Chicago auto body shop, and going to Washington to cover the Million Man March. I have been lucky enough to win a 2004 Murrow Award for spot news, 2003 Lisagor Award for deadline reporting, 2001 Lisagor Award for reporting, and was a finalist in 2000 and 1999 for the AIR (Achievement in Radio) Award for best newscast.
Before coming to WBBM-AM I spent about 6 years in Washington D.C. at WHUR-FM, a CBS affiliate and WTOP-AM, Washington’s only all-news station. My most memorable moment there was covering the trial of Mayor Marion Barry.
I love biking and other outdoor activities, especially fishing. I also enjoy composing my own music using my computer.
More than 1,000 people are expected to rally outside the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana on Sunday.
Parents who’re concerned about cyber-bullying, sexting and cyber-predators may be able to get some answers Monday night at an internet safety workshop in Des Plaines.
One of the fastest growing recreational events in the country will take place next weekend in six Cook County nature preserves.
The YMCA of Metro Chicago wants your kids to join in the fun next Friday and Saturday to help celebrate the Y’s Healthy Kids Day.
(CBS) — Help Us, Help You, that’s what Chicago’s 9-1-1 center wants the public to do. April is 9-1-1 Education Awareness Month. Dionne Tate, deputy director of Police and Fire Dispatch at OEMC, says callers should be prepared to answer a lot of questions. “We recommend that they try and stay as calm as possible […]
The YMCA of metro Chicago says it’s prepared to help working parents with day care during the one day Chicago Teachers Union strike, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
Life as a performing artist can be rewarding but also brutal. A Chicago therapist/musician offers a unique perspective for artists struggling to achieve their goals, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson reports
An 18-year-old Chicago college student could be on the verge of claiming the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago’s Youth of the Year award.
A new anti-violence program has popped up in some high schools in Northwest Indiana. It’s called, SAVE, Students Against Violence Everywhere.
The 22nd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards will honor outstanding work in community development and architectural achievement.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum of Science and Industry is hosting programs highlighting technology and the arts.
A University of Illinois Chicago study delivers a sobering assessment on job prospects for Chicago’s teenagers of color.
A vertical farming company in Portage called Greensense helped create a course at Indiana University South Bend on the future of sustainable farming.
Urban League To Host Forum Asking For Community Input On Selecting New Chicago Police Superintendent
The Chicago Urban League wants residents to have a say in selecting the next Chicago Police superintendent, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
A northwest Indiana outreach group begins a new year with a new leader but with the same mission: to reduce teen violence.
Some Chicago, suburban and downstate middle-schoolers are hooked on engineering, with the goal of creating a cleaner, efficient future environment.
This weekend’s unseasonably warm weather has created an opportunity to bond with nature in the Cook County’s forest preserves, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is not letting state budget cuts take a bite out of its vital science and technology programs, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
A non-profit that promotes literacy says the state of adult education in Chicago is alarming and the current budget mess only makes matters worse, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
The Chicago City Council Latino Caucus is on a mission, to elevate its status and raise funds for its Latino Youth Foundation, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.