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

Elected officials tour local food bank

Second Harvest took part in Legislative Hunger Action Day.

YWCA honors those who work to eliminate racism

Individuals and groups were honored at a breakfast Friday morning at the YWCA.

Police searching for driver after midtown crash

Three were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Numerous rock trucks in Mound City cause noisy nuisance

Rock trucks going in and out of town cause gridlock in Mound City. Those who live and work there are now expressing safety concerns.

SJSD kicks off new partnership with Kansas City based community college

Educational leaders at both institutions hope to bring more educational opportunities to St. Joseph and close the jobs gap.

Multi-generational workshop brought area high school students to Empower U

Several school districts across St. Joseph and Doniphan County, KS took part in the session.

Edgerton hold annual Pioneer Days

Locals said the tradition dated back to 1971

2nd annual Out Of The Darkness walk held in St. Joseph

Many took to the track at Bishop LeBlond High School for the walk.

Girl Scouts hold recruiting event at East Hills Mall

The Girl Scouts of Missouri and Kansas offered a training event at the East Hills Mall

Open Door Food Kitchen opens new facility

Board members of the food kitchen took part in serving the first meal.

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