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 Centers for Disease Control reversed its stance on wearing masks Friday.
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 downtown are hurting as the Coronavirus pandemic continues.
Students and teachers are now into their second week of online school.
More than just gas prices are now being affected by the novel coronavirus.
Healthcare staff in Missouri say the state is seeing an increase in Coronavirus cases due to more testing.
The Clinton County Health department announces two more positive cases of Covid-19 in the county.
Servepro teamed up with the St. Joseph Safety Council for a training session
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.
Bus staff said ridership is down about 50%