Brian Johnson


Brian Johnson started as reporter/weekend anchor for WILX News 10 in June 2012. His love of journalism started at an early age. He's a native of the Pacific Northwest and is named after a Seattle reporter. Now he calls Mid-Michigan home.

In 2012, Brian spent over three months working at ABC News in Washington as the coveted David Kaplan Fellow. While working for ABC, he covered the president, national politics, and the 2012 presidential election. His work ran on World News with Diane Sawyer, This Week with George Stephanopoulos and

Brian earned his Master of Arts in Journalism from the the University of Missouri's prestigious School of Journalism—the oldest journalism school in the world. While earning his master's degree, Brian reported and anchored for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO. Brian's award-winning reports include covering the horrific Joplin Tornado and an investigation into Columbia's parking utility. While in Missouri, Brian also worked for a short time at KBIA, the NPR affiliate. His contributions during the 2010 elections helped the station win an Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award. Brian is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors. For his master's thesis, Brian interviewed ten duPont Award winners and wrote about effective investigative reporting strategies by broadcast journalists in the digital age.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is fluent in Spanish, learning the language while he spent two years as a volunteer in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

When Brian is not reporting or anchoring, he enjoys still photography, cooking, eating, and most importantly spending time with his wife and two kids.

If you have a story idea, news tip or investigation idea send him an email at or a tweet @BrianWILX

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