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Whit Johnson

Whit Johnson is an American journalist who serves as co-host of Good Morning America’s weekend editions, anchor of ABC World News Tonight’s Saturday edition, and replacement anchor of ABC World News Tonight With David Muir. Whit Johnson owes his introduction to the field of broadcasting to his stepfather, TV, and radio broadcaster Dean Edell.

Early Life and Childhood

Whit Johnson was born on June 25, 1982, in San Francisco, California, the United States age is 40 years old as of 2022 and Johnson is an American citizen by nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Similarly, his birth sign is Cancer currently, he is living in San Francisco, California. Moreover, Johnson’s stepfather’s name is Dean Edell and his mother’s name is Sharon Edell.

Moreover, his father Dean Edell is a physician and broadcaster from the United States who presented the Dr. Dean Edell radio program, a syndicated radio talk show that aired live from 1979 until December 10, 2010.

Also, he was a widely syndicated television medical news reporter and host of his television series, including NBC’s Dr. Dean. However, there is no information available regarding Johnson’s siblings.

Whit Johnson

Caption: Whit Johnson with his mother. Source: Instagram


Talking about his educational background, Johnson was born and grown in the California city of San Francisco. Johnson completed his schooling at a community school in San Francisco. Later, he graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Television and Radio Broadcasting.

Moreover, during his undergraduate years, Johnson participated in different recreation activities and enrolled in multiple training courses that helped his presentation abilities greatly.

Body Measurements

Talking about Johnson’s height he is 6 feet 0 inches tall and weighs 76kg. Moreover, Johnson’s eye color is brown and his hair color is black. Also, Johnson’s shoe size is 8(US).

Social Media

Johnson is very active on Instagram. He has 53.1k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @whitjohnsontv. Similarly, his Twitter handles @whitjohnson are followed by 16. k followers. His Facebook account is @WhitJohnsonTV and has 25k followers. Johnson also has his website https://whitjohnson.com/.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding his career, Whit Johnson is an American journalist who has hosted many shows and programs. Johnson began his on-air career in 2005 as a reporter and nightly weekend anchor for NBC station KNDO/KNDU-TV in Yakima/Tri-Cities, Washington. He then served as a reporter and nightly anchor for NBC station KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Furthermore, Johnson joined CBS News in 2009 as a network journalist and fill-in anchor in Washington, D.C. While there, he concentrated on the White House, Capitol Hill, and international policy matters. He covered the demise of Osama bin Laden and interviewed then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2011 Middle East tour.

Additionally, in 2012 Johnson began working as an anchor and general assignment reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles. In that capacity, he reported from Boston for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, covered the Asiana flight 214 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, and covered the mass murders at the Washington Navy Yard.

Further, he joined Today in Los Angeles as a co-anchor alongside Daniella Guzman in June 2014. He covered the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Also, He co-hosted a special report on the Opening Ceremony in Rio, which received a Los Angeles Emmy.

Further, throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Johnson was ABC News’ chief correspondent. During the 2020 election cycle, Johnson covered election week from Arizona. Johnson was named Saturday anchor of ABC World News on February 1, 2021.

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Caption: Whit Johnson at news studio. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Johnson has not endorsed any brand till now and also has not promoted anything and has not been seen in any collaborations with brands.

Whit Johnson – Awards

During his career as a journalist, Whit Johnson has received a couple of awards. Johnson was formerly a morning anchor for KNBC-“Today TV’s in LA,” which earned the Golden Mike award for “Best Daytime News Broadcast” in 2017. Moreover, Johnson also won a Los Angeles Emmy in 2013 for a multi-part investigation on suspected auto-repair fraud.

Whit Johnson – Net Worth 2022

Johnson is a wealthy journalist and his estimated net worth is around $1 million his annual salary is $100k per year. Also, his source of money is mainly his journalism profession.

Personal Life

Johnson got married to his beautiful wife Andrea Fujii, on August 11, 2007, as an ABC News reporter. Johnson and Andrea have two daughters. Their first daughter Leah Fujii Johnson was born on May 15, 2012, and their second daughter Summer was born on July 26, 2014.

However, Johnson hasn’t been married before and doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: Whit Johnson with his wife and two daughters. Source: Instagram

Johnson identified his father’s brother by doing a 23andMe DNA test in 2018.