Wednesday Morning Man: Whit Johnson!
LA viewers have probably already noticed this – there’s a new hottie news anchor in town!
His name is Whit Johnson and he is the co-anchor of the NBC4 News at Noon weekdays and a general assignment reporter for the station.
Johnson joined NBC4 Southern California from Washington D.C. after a successful career as a CBS News correspondent and fill-in anchor. He covered the White House, Congress and some of the biggest stories in our nation’s capital.
He reported on President Obama’s healthcare plan debate, foreign policy issues, and had high-profile interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is also known for his reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden and in-depth coverage of the devastating BP Gulf Oil Spill in 2010.
Johnson began his on-air career in 2005 as a weekend anchor and reporter for the NBC-affiliated duopoly in Yakima/Tri-Cities, Washington. He then moved to Salt Lake City to work as an anchor and reporter for another NBC affiliate before joining CBS News in 2009.
Johnson credits his stepfather and legendary radio host, Dr. Dean Edell, for introducing him to the world of broadcasting. He’s a California native, an avid soccer player and traveler and is married to anchor/reporter Andrea Fujii. They are the parents of a daughter.