Ron Johnson joined the KQ2 team in May 2018 as a multimedia journalist.
I'm very excited to join the KQ2 family! I come to St. Joseph from Kansas City just down the road and it's exciting to be able to do something I enjoy every day. Since I was about 14, I knew I wanted to be involved in news, it was a desire that stuck with me through high school and college. When I attended the latter, I knew for sure this is what I wanted to do.
I attended the University of Central Missouri (Go Mules), and immediately got involved in video production at KMOS-TV. Throughout my college career, I learned and grew at the station, starting off as a volunteer student producer and working my way up to a Co-Host of one of the station's longest running student produced shows.
I graduated from UCM in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Digital Media Production, with an emphasis in news. Since then, I've done everything from serving food to substitute teaching all to get me to where I am today. It's truly an honor to be able to share the stories of this community here in St. Joseph, and if you have another one you'd like me to share, don't hesitate to reach out to me on social media.
The annual festival brings people from around the region to the small town of 1,500.
The yearly fundraiser honors Brett Baltezor, a Benton High School student who lost his life at 19.
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams canvased areas hit by flooding in Buchanan County.
The 9th annual Crypticon KC is taking place at the Civic Center this weekend.
People lined the front doors of the new Aldi on the S. Belt Highway this morning.
SJFD spent part of the evening battling a fire on the city's south end.
Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) held an event at the Huffman United Methodist Church Wednesday.
The law, which was praised by the transportation department, increases the penalties for people who drive recklessly in work zones.
Metropolitan Community College will hold new classes in manufacturing at the technical center
The track will have 20 electric cars and coney style hot dogs.