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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

Mosaic announces vaccination clinic at Chiefs Training Camp

Mosaic staff hopes to incentivize more people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Nearby neighbor reacts to deadly motorcycle accident

A man who lives in the Northridge Place Neighborhood says he sees motorcycles speeding up and down the Belt Hwy.

Chiefs fans explore St. Joe in their downtime

KC Chiefs fans from across the state are coming to St. Joseph for Chiefs' camp and staying in town to see what the city has to offer.

2 arrested after police recover stolen car

A man and woman barricaded themselves in a home in the 2600 block of S 28th St.

KC Chiefs fans try to stay cool during brutal heat

Fans share their best tips on staying cool amid soaring temperatures.

Local reaction following CDC's latest guidance on masks

After the CDC's recommendation that masks be worn regardless of vaccination status in some cases, local leaders, health officials, and business owners want vaccination numbers to go up.

Concerns over local cemetery after recent vandalism

The family of Terrell Henderson says they'd like to see more done about the state of the cemetery after his gravesite was vandalized.

Northwest Missouri radio station marks 50 years

KXCV-FM signed on the air in January 1971.

Vertical dispensary opens Saturday

The general manager of the medical marijuana dispensary said he hopes to meet the growing local demand for medical marijuana.

Ceremony held to commemorate the life of Lloyd Warner

Warner, a black teenager, was lynched by a white mob in November of 1933 near the intersection of 5th and Jules St.

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