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Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson joined the KQ2 team in May 2018 as a multimedia journalist.

Title: 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.

Recent Posts by Ron Johnson

Buch Co. Sheriff Dept. keeping courthouse secure in current political climate

The sheriff's department plans to continue regular security operations during nationwide concern for government buildings. There are no known threats to the courthouse.

Good Samaritans say thieves stole their donated items for Southside flood victims

Aaron Armstrong and Carol Muf both manage a shed holding donated items for Southside flood victims, they believe thieves broke in a made off with Items.

Young business owner reflects on past year operating Lino's Pizza

Gabriel Palmer was only 19 when he took the reigns of Lino's Pizza inside the East Hill Mall last year, Palmer reflects on the challenges he faced over the past year.

Stimulus roll out stalled for some, locals share their status

Some have already received their government stimulus payments while others are still waiting.

Community Action Partnership prepares to distribute CARES Act funding

The public service organization plans to distribute around $370,000 to those in need.

Local YMCA sees steady crowds despite pandemic

The pandemic has had an effect on attendance at the YMCA, but not in the way many might think.

SJFD battles weekend spike in house fires across midtown

Fire crews fought 4 fires throughout the weekend, the fire inspector for the department told KQ2 he normally sees about about half as many at the most.

Andrew Co. sheriff wraps up nearly 40 year career with the department

Sheriff Bryan Atkins started working at the Andrew County Sheriff's Office in March of 1981, he said it all started with a desire to help people.

Second winter storm in a week keeps St. Joseph street crews busy

After two winter storms hit the area in a week, the city's streets department remains busy.

City, Evergy prepares for 2nd round of Winter Weather

The streets dept. along with Evergy are hard at work as the second winter storm hits the area this week.

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