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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

Local retailers react to shipping shortages

The effects of the nationwide shipping shortages have local businesses concerned.

Mayoral candidate holds campaign kickoff event

Whitney Lanning officially kicked off her campaign Wednesday night at the Metropolitan event space downtown.

Two injured following crash near neighborhood bar

The crash happened around 11 a.m. as a truck was leaving the Adams Bar and Grill parking lot.

Applicants show up bright and early for Saturday job fair

Dozens of applicants came to Altec Industries for a job fair Saturday morning.

Local pumpkin patches avoid fears of a pumpkin shortage

Despite a nationwide trend of small pumpkins crops this year, Crockett Farms in Rushville manages to buck the trend.

Mayor presents Key to The City to Christian Brothers during special anniversary

The former school graduated its final class in 1970, Saturday former teachers and students gathered one last time at the Benton Club.

Traditional Pumpkinfest returns to Patee Park

After a year off due to the pandemic, the tradition Pumpkinfest returned to Patee Park this weekend

Platte County officials destroy gambling machines in compliance with Missouri law

Five gambling machines found to be in operation in the county were publicly destroyed Thursday in Platte City.

Church raises awareness of water insecurities across the world

The church is holding a first-of-its-kind kind event to show kids the real-life struggles some face to get water in other parts of the world.

Optimist clubs hold banquet for law enforcement

The four Optimist clubs of St. Joseph gathered together for the 8th annual Respect for Law Banquet. Organizers were happy to hold the event in person once again.

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