The Official Website of The Bruce Johnson Group LLC
REMEMBERING OUR FOUNDER
Born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 5, 1950, Bruce Johnson spent 44 years as a reporter and evening news anchor at WUSA 9 (formerly CBS station, WTOP-TV) in Washington DC.
Throughout his distinguished career, Bruce fielded assignments from major local and national news outlets. His portfolio also included special assignments outside the country in major cities that included Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Rome, Budapest, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dakar, Haiti, Beijing, Shanghai, and Havana.
Bruce has received 22 Emmys, the prestigious Ted Yates Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award. He was selected as the Capitol Press Club’s journalist of the year. Bruce was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle, and the Washington DC Hall of Fame. Bruce’s most prized awards were his community service and civic awards which number in the hundreds.
Bruce studied at Kentucky State University and later enrolled at Northern Kentucky University where he earned a degree in political science. He also earned a master’s degree in public affairs (MPA) from the University of Cincinnati. In 2018, Northern Kentucky University awarded Bruce, a distinguished alumnus, an honorary doctorate degree. He was a member of the National Press Club and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He was also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for over 50 years.
Bruce died on April 3, 2022 leaving his wife Lori; children Kurshanna Johnson Dean, Brandon Johnson, Carolyn Smith; and 5 grandchildren.
MEMORIAL TRIBUTE PAGE
Welcome to the Bruce Johnson Memorial Tribute Page
The Johnson family is participating in the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association and the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Tribute Programs. Bruce had a very personal connection to these two causes and we hope you will help us continue to support these organizations. Our goal is to carry on Bruce's legacy through raising awareness and critical funds to help these organizations.
Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many! You can make your donation online by clicking the donation links. Any amount helps. We are grateful for your support!
IN THE NEWS
"CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King sits down with our Bruce Johnson to talk about starting her career at WUSA."
"I stand on the shoulders of all those great journalists'"
WUSA9's Bruce Johnson is honored with a spot on the mural outside of Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C.
"Bruce Johnson discusses the release of 'Surviving Deep Waters' with WUSA9."
"Bruce Johnson & Gov. Larry Hogan: A conversation about surviving cancer, the president and the future"
"Bruce Johnson Memorial Book Release and Reception hosted by the family and Jantastic Productions. Louisville, KY -- August 11, 2022"