June 5, 1972|
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
|Children||Ava Johnson, Burke Johnson|
Early life and education
Johnson was born in the Philippines, the daughter of a Filipina mother and a Swedish American father. Johnson graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and minors in political science, history and English.
Johnson started her career as a reporter and anchor in Providence, Rhode Island, for WPRI. She joined NBC in 2005, working as an anchor of NBC's Early Today and First Look on MSNBC. She was also one of the alternating news anchors on NBC's Weekend Today. She announced on Early Today that October 20, 2006, was her last day and that she would be moving on. That was the same week that NBC Universal announced that it would cut 700 jobs.
She joined WCBS-TV in November 2006 as co-anchor of the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts alongside Chris Wragge, the station's former sports director. In June 2007 she and Wragge replaced Dana Tyler and Jim Rosenfield on the 11 p.m. newscast, with Tyler and Rosenfield taking the noon newscast.
- "WCBS' Kristine Johnson Married Life: Meet Her Supportive Husband and Their 2 Children. Divorce Rumors?". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- Lugay, Elton (May 14, 2011). "I'm still working on the mom thing". The FilAm. A & V Media. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
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- DeVencentis, Philip. "CBS anchor Kristine Johnson, of Bergen County, to give William Paterson graduation address", The Record (Bergen County), May 16, 2018. Accessed May 17, 2018. "Relaying the message will be commencement speaker Kristine Johnson, co-anchor of evening news for WCBS-TV in New York City. Clearly no stranger to broadcasting, the Emmy Award-winning anchor, who lives with her family in Upper Saddle River, is no stranger to success, either."
- Kristine Johnson Biography at wcbstv.com