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Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson joined the ABC 4 Utah team in August 2012 as an Emmy-Award winning weekend news anchor and reporter.

A multi-faceted talent, Kim feels just as comfortable debating politics as she does hosting X Factor auditions, both of which she’s done in her years working in television.

Throughout her career, Kim’s peers have honored her with the prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her emotionally candid stories of breast cancer survivors. Her undercover investigations have stopped retail stores from selling FDA-banned drugs. It was only her relentless questioning that forced city leaders to finally fix a sewer pipe in a poor Duluth neighborhood that had been flooding people’s basements for more than a decade. Kim’s work has earned her three Emmy Awards. She was also privileged to participate in the William Randolph Hearst National Television Broadcast News Competition.

Kim has covered the gamut from forest fires, the 35W Minneapolis bridge collapse to traveling with a local civil rights leader all the way to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Inauguration. Kim’s thirst to cover the big political stories is partly what led her to Iowa just in time for the 2012 Republican Presidential caucuses where Kim produced and anchored a live newscast from caucus headquarters, giving viewers the latest numbers on the fly.

Kim is a big believer is giving back. When she’s not working in the newsroom, you can find her volunteering with one of her favorite charities: the American Cancer Society, the Soroptimist of Salt Lake or in a classroom inspiring youth through Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In 2011, Kim accomplished one of her biggest goals. She qualified for the Boston Marathon and crossed that finish line in April 2012.

She’s excited to discover all that Utah has to offer when it comes to running, cycling and anything outdoors.

Please contact Kim at kim.johnson@abc4.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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