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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

Mask use now recommended by CDC, local health care staff and doctors

The Centers for Disease Control reversed its stance on wearing masks Friday.

Smaller jurisdictions address coronavirus amid lack of statewide order

Cities and counties are taking on the responsibility of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic in the show-me state. Missouri is one of the few U.S States currently without a stay-at-home ordinance.

Small businesses hurting as coronavirus crisis continues

Small businesses downtown are hurting as the Coronavirus pandemic continues.

SJSD teachers and students adjust to online learning

Students and teachers are now into their second week of online school.

Coronavirus impacts convenience stores

More than just gas prices are now being affected by the novel coronavirus.

Missouri healthcare staff look forward to more Covid-19 testing

Healthcare staff in Missouri say the state is seeing an increase in Coronavirus cases due to more testing.

More Covid-19 cases in Clinton County

The Clinton County Health department announces two more positive cases of Covid-19 in the county.

Servepro trainees tackle crash course in Personal Protective Equipment

Servepro teamed up with the St. Joseph Safety Council for a training session

Unemployment claims spike in Missouri and across nation

More than 40,000 unemployment claims were filed according to the Missouri Dept. of Labor. The number is part of a record unemployment spike nationwide.

Decreased traffic forces city buses to modify routes

Bus staff said ridership is down about 50%

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