Whit Johnson Biography
Stephen Whitney “Whit” Johnson is an American journalist and co-anchor of the weekend editions of Good Morning America and the anchor of the Saturday edition of ABC World News Tonight. Johnson is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for both Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight.
Johnson was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting. Whit began his professional career in 2005 as a reporter and evening weekend anchor for NBC affiliate KNDO/KNDU-TV in Yakima, Tri-Cities, Washington. He then moved to KSL-TV where he served as a reporter and as an anchor on evening weekdays.
Johnson joined CBS News in 2009, as a news correspondent and a fill-in anchor. While there he covered national news like the White House and Capitol Hill. He also reported the story of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on several stops across the Middle East and interviewed her minutes after news broke that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed. In 2012, Johnson joined KNBC in Los Angeles as an anchor and general-assignment reporter. During his time at KNBC, Johnson reported on two Olympics including the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Moreover, he also co-hosted the station’s Emmy-winning special report of the Opening Ceremony in Rio. Apart from that, Whit was part of Today in L.A., as co-anchor alongside Daniella Guzman. In addition, he won the Golden Mike award for Best Daytime News Broadcast in 2017. Furthermore, Whit joined ABC News in 2018 as a correspondent. While there he covered the groundbreaking arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer; the pivotal 2018 midterm elections. After a few months, he took over as a co-anchor of the weekend editions of Good Morning America.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson worked as the lead correspondent for ABC News, providing news and information needed to the viewers. In addition, he also covered the 2020 presidential election cycle, covering election week from Arizona and the primaries for the Democratic Party. In 2021, it was announced that Johnson would become the Saturday anchor of ABC World News Tonight, replacing Tom Llamas, as well as continue to co-anchor Good Morning America on the weekends.
Whit Johnson Age
Whit is 40 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 25, 1982, in San Francisco, California, United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on June 25 every year.
Whit Johnson Wife
Johnson is married to his wife Andrea Fujii. Andrea works as a reporter for ABC News. The couple exchanged vows on August 11, 2007. The duo is the parents of two daughters. The family lives in New York.
Whit Johnson Family
Whit was born and brought up in San Francisco as the only child of his parents. His father was adopted in 1950 in Salt Lake City. Johnson’s mother is of Caucasian/European descent. His parent separated years ago when he was still young. His mother encouraged him to take a DNA test, which helped his father trace his roots and background history.
Whit Johnson’s Net Worth
Johnson has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars. This includes his money, income, and assets. His main source of income is his career as a journalist which has enabled him to live a comfortable life.
Whit Johnson Salary
Whit receives an average salary ranging between $ 45,000 to$ 100,000 dollars per year.