"Proven Winner" Rob Johnson '90 Named Anchor-Reporter at Chicago's CBS 2
August 11, 2006
August 11, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Rob Johnson, an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been named 5 p.m. news co-anchor at Chicago's CBS 2. In addition to joining Diann Burns at the anchor desk at 5, Johnson will provide reports for the station's 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts. He comes to the CBS affiliate after eight years at crosstown rival, ABC-owned WLS, and begins his new duties August 28.
"Rob is a proven winner in Chicago," says Carol Fowler, vice president/news director for CBS 2. "I'm thrilled to welcome another experienced and respected broadcast journalist to our team."
Before moving to Chicago in 1998, Rob Johnson worked at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas as an anchor and reporter (1995-98). Previously, he worked as the lead anchor at KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas; anchor and reporter at KLFY in Lafayette, Louisiana (1992-94); and at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana (1990-92).
Johnson has won two Emmy Awards, including one for Best News Anchor in 2005. An announcement states, "Johnson earned his B.A. in communication from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1990. He serves on the board of directors for Voices for Illinois Children, a children's advocacy group. He also dedicates much of his personal time to organizations that support people with disabilities."Back