Ron Johnson joined the KQ2 team in May 2018 as a 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.
The Bode Ice Arena held free Ice skating lessons to kids eager to learn how to skate.
The Salvation Army holds a warming center on Sundays, filling a gap of options available for the homeless.
After the second major winter storm in as many weeks, the Missouri Department of Transportation and St. Joseph city street crews hit the pavement clearing roadways.
One person was injured after a car crash according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol
Price Chopper and Westlake Ace Hardware are preparing for customers
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Thursday morning for a new coffee shop aimed to help special ed students learn soft job skills
Buchanan County Emergency Management along with MoDot offer tips for drivers should they have to venture out during this weekend's storm.
The Fattigs, along with help from neighbors hope to have the igloo finished in a few days.
A cancer benefit was held for Elizabeth Ballard at the Eagles Lodge Sunday.
The 99th annual Chamber of Commerce was held at the Civic Center Arena