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

Local vendors raise money to help Alzheimer's patients and caregivers

More than 10 vendors participated in this year's event according to organizers.

MoDOT narrows options for I-229 Double Decker Bridge

Officials have narrowed down the options to two, both involve tearing down the bridge.

Chamber of Commerce kicks off Shop St. Joseph

More than 120 businesses are participating in Shop St. Joe this year.

UPDATE: 1 detained after Saturday shooting

The incident happened at a home on the 2900 block of Penn Street Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

Atchison Police Department reopens facility after million dollar renovation

The police department says the upgrades will make the police station more secure.

One hospitalized after wreck on Lovers Ln.

Authorities responded to the scene around 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

Area artwork, Trails West memorabilia for sale downtown

Artwork from area painters along with Trails West memorabilia were for sale Saturday afternoon in downtown St. Joseph.

Salvation Army holds annual coat giveaway

Over 300 donated coats were given away at the Salvation Army's annual event Saturday morning.

Public Affairs Coffee discussion focuses on future of St. Joseph Schools

The St. Joseph School District met with business leaders to seek input and support behind the Master Facilities Plan.

Federal Grant funds new computers for public library

The St. Joseph Public Library received a $37,000 federal grant to pay for 60 new computers mostly for public use.

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