She joined the KYW Newsradio news team after spending four years on the assignment desk at our sister television station, CBS-3, as planning editor. She also worked as a field producer for several breaking stories.
Before that, Johanson worked for the Philadelphia arm of the newsgathering consortium Local News Service.
A native of Ambler, Pa., Johanson received a bachelor’s degree in English and mass communication from Towson University, where she was also a four-year, Division I swimmer and served as captain in her senior year. She was also secretary for two years for the Towson Athletics Department’s “Proud Athletes Who Serve.”
On the side Kristen enjoys cooking, running and is an avid yogi. She has a deep passion for environmental conservation, adding that her love is for the City of Philadelphia and the people in it.
The city’s top law official has been charged with 29 counts of corruption and bribery charges.
Sunday was the 29th annual Philly Pride Day, the region’s largest gay pride celebration.
Seth Williams has been indicted on 29 bribery, fraud and corruption charges.
Pennsylvania’s prison system has more than 5,000 empty beds and is essentially renting the space the Vermont.
Philadelphia’s sitting district attorney is facing 29 counts of corruption, bribery and fraud charges.
Doctors from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey can now share patients prescriptions.
It’s a mystery that has haunted two Philadelphia families for more than a decade: their loved ones disappear after a night out on the town.
It may well be one of the worst mass murders in Pennsylvania history, a Main Line mass grave where Irish railroad workers were killed by a mob of local vigilantes.
An attorney representing the engineer at the helm of the fatal Amtrak 188 crash faced a judge Wednesday morning on behalf of his client.
Closing arguments were delivered Monday morning in the trial of 52-year-old Lee Kaplan, charged with several counts of child rape after the victims’ parents allegedly “gifted” the children to him in return for financial help.
A South Jersey man, originally from London, says the attack has not rocked the spirit of the country.
It’s becoming more and more common, attackers developing and using homemade bombs in high populated areas.
Jurors in the trial of David Creato have gone home for the day and they’re having trouble reaching a verdict.
Military veterans from two different wars joined together Monday in Penn’s Landing to remember their fallen comrades.
Hundreds gathered at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday for a traditional Memorial Day ceremony, honoring one of the most notable soldiers in American history.
Immigration officials conducted a 10-day roundup operation this month, netting more more than 150 people in the tri-state area.
Dozens of law enforcement officials from all over our area gathered in Center City for the annual Citizen Crime Commission luncheon.
Philadelphia police say the woman’s ex-boyfriend killed himself Monday night.
The defense team for embattled District Attorney Seth Williams has filed a series of motions to a Federal Judge asking for a number of wire-fraud and bribery charges to be dropped.
Seventeen-year-old Jamir Hill was 15 when he was charged as an adult with the kidnapping, rape and attempted murder of a young girl in July of 2015.
As part of an on-going effort to consolidate resources, Philadelphia Archdiocese officials announced a city parish will shut its doors next month.
Philadelphia police are investigating the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a popular Center City neighborhood
The leader of Philadelphia’s police union is concerned after Tuesday night’s election victory by long-time civil rights attorney Larry Krasner, who is the Democratic nominee for district attorney.
A Philadelphia Police officer is on desk duty, after authorities say he shot and killed a man in Kingsessing last week.
With the hope of support from fellow legislators, Senator Nicholas Scutari wants to pass a recreational marijuana law.
He says officials invaded his family’s privacy and caused substantial emotional harm and distress.
Nearly a hundred Philadelphia Police officers were recognized Wednesday for going above and beyond the call of duty while on patrol.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been indicted on additional fraud charges.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office says no criminal charges will be filed in the 2015 Amtrak derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others.
A brand new program in Camden County is mending wounded hearts with a little help from man’s best friend.