Broadcast Veteran Troy Johnson Appointed NABJ Region II Director
Friday, October 24, 2014
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON, DC (October 24, 2014) – Today NABJ President Bob Butler announced the appointment of broadcast veteran Troy Johnson as Region II Director.
Johnson is currently a news anchor on 99.1 WNEW, Washington DC’s CBS news radio station. He is also a news anchor, reporter, and on-air personality at Washington D.C's venerable WHUR 96.3, and H.U.R. Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141, entities owned by Howard University. In addition he files weekly reports called the ‘Talk Around Town’, on NBC 4 in DC.
Over the past few years, Johnson has been the fill-in host of The Michael Eric Dyson Show, which aired daily on NPR stations nationwide. He was co-host of The Big Phat Morning Show on Radio One's 92Q, and helped make that show #1 in Baltimore. He then created, and produced The Troy Johnson Show on CBS Radio's FM Talk 105.7, a slick and innovative program that was not only funny, but also focused on educating and informing the community.
“I am honored that Troy has accepted my invitation to serve. He epitomizes how our industry has changed. He has made a significant transformation from "hip-hop", to "hot talk", and from the "blogosphere", to broadcast news,” said Butler. “I have every confidence that he will make us all better. It is nice to have another radio colleague join us at the table.”
Johnson is a long-time NABJ member and served two terms as President of the Association of Black Media Workers (ABMW), the NABJ Baltimore chapter.
Region II is comprised of the states; Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The region has three professional chapters and six student chapters.
The role was left vacant last weekend, when former Region II Director Lee Ivory was appointed National Secretary.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.