Dick Johnson Profile, Wiki, Bio
Dick Johnson was an American Anchor/Reporter working for NBC 5 Chicago. He joined the station in the year 2002. Before joining NBC 5 News he was working as an Anchor and a reporter at ABC 7 Chicago.
Dick Johnson Education
He earned a degree in political science at DePauw University, Dick served as News Director of its radio station WGRE. He has been a Chairman of the Board of External Advisors for DePauw’s Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.
Dick Johnson Career
Johnson served at NBC 5 Chicago as a co-anchor of the weekend evening newscasts and an award-winning reporter. He moved to NBC Chicago in the fall of 2002 to co-anchor NBC 5 News Today from Studio 5, Chicago’s first street-side studio, following 20 years as an Anchor and Reporter at ABC 7 Chicago. Before making Chicago his home in 1982, he worked as the anchor at the 5 p.m. news at KDFW-TV in Dallas where Dick was also a political reporter. Dick started his reporting career in Indianapolis at WTHR-TV.
He has been awarded national and regional Emmys for his work, a DuPont-Columbia, and most recently a Peabody as part of a team of NBC5 reporters led by Carol Marin. Johnson is working at NBC5 NEWS as a co-anchor and a reporter. He has come from Studio 5, Chicago’s first street-side studio, following 20 years as an Anchor and a Reporter at ABC 7 Chicago. He has also anchored the 5 p.m. news at KDFW-TV in Dallas where he was working as a political reporter. Dick started his reporting career in Indianapolis at WTHR-TV.
Earlier in his career, Johnson was on board Air Force Two with then-Vice-President George H.W. Bush during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He has also covered the return of the Iranian hostages at West Point, the famine in Ethiopia, Ryan White’s courageous struggle with AIDS, the United Center and the struggle over Chicago school reform, and the battle to build Comiskey Park. Dick broke the story of the “Great Loop Flood”, covered the rape trial of boxer Mike Tyson, and uncovered the Chicago connection in the murder spree of Andrew Cunanan. He has reported on election campaigns of every kind, from the president to the mayor.
Dick Johnson Age, Birthday
Johnson was born in October 1953. He was 66 years old at the time of his death.
Quick Facts About Johnson
|Age||66 years old at the time of his death|
|Net Worth||$ 1 million – $5 Million|
Dick Johnson Height, measurements
Johnson stood at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Dick Johnson Family
Information regarding Johnson’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Dick Johnson Wife, married, children
Johnson was a married man and they were blessed with three grown children. However, there is no more information concerning his family.
Dick Johnson Salary
Being one of the top news anchors for NBC 5 News, Dick earned an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Dick Johnson’s Net Worth
Johnson had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he had earned through his successful career as a news anchor.
Dick Johnson Death / Cause of Death
Dick’s death was confirmed through Twitter by his NBC Chicago colleague, Carol Martin. His cause of death has not been made public according to his family he was being treated at a hospital in northern Michigan the last several days for complications related.
In April 2020 Johnson told The Daily Herald that his doctors advised him to “retreat to a less populated area.”
“We’re fortunate to have a house in northern Michigan. Thankfully, the incidence of coronavirus has been in the single digits here. It was the right call. Despite NBC 5 implementing extraordinary safety protocols, I’m not sure when my doctors will give me the all clear. I’m very much looking forward to returning to work and whatever the new normal might be.”
Dick Johnson NBC5 News
At NBC5 News Johnson worked alongside;
- David Doebler – President and General Manager of NBC 5 / WMAQ
- Marion Brooks – Anchor/Reporter
- Mary Ann Ahern – Reporter
- Stefan Holt – Anchor/Reporter
- Carol Marin– Reporter
- Phil Rogers – General Assignment Reporter
- Pete Sack – Meteorologist
- Alicia Roman – Meteorologist
- Andy Avalos – Meteorologist
- Brant Miller – Weather Forecaster
- LeeAnn Trotter – Entertainment Reporter
- Kye Martin – Morning Traffic Reporter
- Lisa Parker – Consumer Investigative Reporter