Jeanie Johnson

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Jeanie Johnston (born Carrickfergus)[1] is a former Northern Irish television presenter and journalist.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Johnston joined UTV in 1978, reporting for news programmes Good Evening Ulster, Six Tonight and UTV Live.[2] She later became UTV's Health and Education Correspondent.[2]

In 2000, Johnston was appointed Features Editor at the station, responsible for the content on UTV Life.[2] She took voluntary redundancy from UTV in January 2009.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview discussing her departure from UTV, Johnston stated a desire to work in health consultancy with her friend and former UTV colleague Kate Smith.[2]

Johnston is a patron of the charity Heartbeat.[3] She has two children.


  1. ^ Jeanie Johnston's profile on; captured 16 January 2003, accessed 5 April 2009
  2. ^ a b c d e The News Letter: "Another news veteran to leave UTV screens": dated 24 January 2009; accessed 5 February 2009
  3. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "I lost my lovely baby but now I want to help other children": dated 22 March 2005; accessed 5 February 2009