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 effects of the nationwide shipping shortages have local businesses concerned.
Whitney Lanning officially kicked off her campaign Wednesday night at the Metropolitan event space downtown.
The crash happened around 11 a.m. as a truck was leaving the Adams Bar and Grill parking lot.
Dozens of applicants came to Altec Industries for a job fair Saturday morning.
Despite a nationwide trend of small pumpkins crops this year, Crockett Farms in Rushville manages to buck the trend.
The former school graduated its final class in 1970, Saturday former teachers and students gathered one last time at the Benton Club.
After a year off due to the pandemic, the tradition Pumpkinfest returned to Patee Park this weekend
Five gambling machines found to be in operation in the county were publicly destroyed Thursday in Platte City.
The church is holding a first-of-its-kind kind event to show kids the real-life struggles some face to get water in other parts of the world.
The four Optimist clubs of St. Joseph gathered together for the 8th annual Respect for Law Banquet. Organizers were happy to hold the event in person once again.