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Dick Johnson '76 to Emcee Friday Event in Chicago Suburbs

May 2, 2011

95888May 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Dick Johnson, news reporter and anchor for Chicago's WMAQ-TV/NBC5 and 1976 graduate of DePauw University, will serve as master of ceremonies at a Friday awards luncheon presented by the Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The event, which will take place at the Park Ridge Country Club, is noted in the Chicago Daily Herald.

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An Emmy and DuPont-Columbia award winning broadcast journalist, Johnson is a nearly 30-year veteran of Chicago TV news. His assignments have included covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan from Air Force Two with then-Vice-President George H.W. Bush, the return of the Iranian hostages at West Point, and election campaigns of every kind, from president to mayor. In 2004, the newsman made a cameo appearance in the movie Barbershop 2.

95889Johnson joined NBC5 in the Fall of 2002 and  is currently Sunday evening news anchor, general assignment reporter and backup weeknight anchor.  He previously worked at Chicago's WLS-TV, KDFW-TV in Dallas and Indianapolis' WTHR-TV. The journalist serves on the advisory board of DePauw's Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.

A December 24, 2010 story noted Johnson and several DePauw connections.

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