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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

Silgan strikers take message to plant manager

Workers have been on strike at the plant for over three months

Missouri National Guard conducts Covid-19 testing

At the request of the Department of Heath and Senior Services, the Missouri National Guard held two Drive thru testing events in Savannah and Cameron over the weekend.

Locals living with Covid-19 speak out

As Covid -19 continues to spread locally, those who've contracted it are sharing their stories.

Mayor McMurray responds to rise in local Covid-19 cases and deaths

September has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths

Community Action Partnership struggles to keep services running amid Covid-19

After the Community Action Partnership's S 9th St. location closed for the second time this year due to the pandemic, CAP staff are sharing their challenges and concerns over keeping service programs going.

Southside families targeted by thieves

Many on the southside affected by July's flood are now the target of thieves, the sheriff's department explains how they're responding to the increase.

Missouri Western holds September Commencement ceremony

Around 450 students graduated from the university Sunday, about four months after they were originally scheduled to due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity, various organizations help in Southside recovery effort

The local Habitat for Humanity along with St. Joe Serve and other organizations are helping to rebuild south side homes affected by flooding.

County Commissioners Consider Mask Mandate

After meeting Thursday, the Buchanan County commissioners decided to not enact a mask mandate similar to the one currently enforced in St. Joseph, but say they strongly recommend wearing masks in public spaces

Claudia's Kitchen fights to stay open amid pandemic

Claudia's Kitchen has seen a great deal of business during its six years located in the basement of the Buchanan County Courthouse. Now, amid Covid-19, the small business is struggling.

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