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.
A bill has stalled in the state House Judicary Committee, but advocates are trying to persuade lawmakers to take another look.
The gathering includes 15,000 officers from 150 countries sharing ideas, procedures, and policies.
More than a dozen people from two rival gangs have been indicted in what the Feds call a major gun and drug-operation in West Philadelphia.
A review by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District in Philadelphia prompted a dozen city restaurants to make changes to become compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fifteen people have been indicted on racketeering and drug charges, accused of funneling cocaine and heroin from Mexico to both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A Philadelphia firefighter was honored with “Firefighter of the Year” Tuesday morning during a ceremony in Old City.
Three teams: Haverford, Upper Darby, and Central Delco competed in tactical and training exercises.
Episode 2 of Gone Cold digs into the Gloucester Township Police Department’s investigation of Carol Reiff’s disappearance, and ultimate death.
The local charity “A Few Good Eggs” will host a full day of music at two Curran’s Irish Inns: one in Tacony and the other in Bensalem.
Former city judge Jimmie Moore pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of filing a false campaign finance report.
Former Philadelphia Judge Jimmie Moore has been charged with one count of falsifying documents.
A children’s book written 25 years ago following Hurricane Andrew is making a comeback to help the youngest affected by the recent rash of terrible storms.
The Chester County man accused of murdering his neighbor during an argument last month faced a judge Thursday afternoon.
Twenty-four-year-old Matt Novak was shot and killed on September 28, 2008 after celebrating Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.
A wholesale produce company in Folcroft called Farm Art has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas.
New Jersey’s overall violent crime rate has dropped more than 4% percent last year. Pennsylvania’s has slightly increased, according to the FBI’s 2016 crime report released on Monday.
Philadelphia held it’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, with much of the focus on the island’s devastation after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island last week.
It’s called Reality Based De-escalation Training – instructors teach cops how to lawfully deal with volatile scenarios.
More than one million electric customers in 24 counties were without power Sunday morning as Irma slammed into the Florida Keys.
Philadelphia’s Archdiocesan high school teachers voted Tuesday morning on whether they’ll return to the classrooms on Wednesday for the first day of school.
Courts in both Philadelphia and New Jersey will be bustling with hearings, trials and sentences this fall.
Philadelphia police are preparing for another Made In America concert this weekend – now in it’s 6th year on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
A judge is now allowing Philadelphia’s police union to challenge the release of an officer’s name, if they are involved in a shooting.
The man accused of stabbing a Philadelphia Councilman in May was in court Thursday, and maintains his innocence — his lawyer says it’s all a case of mistaken identity.
Inside the Morton McMichael School in Mantua, dozens of volunteers drill, paint, clean and spackle.
A federal appeals court has denied the town’s motion to suspend the dune building project along the shoreline.
The drug-prevention program, CADEKids saw a need, and organized a summer-activity program to teach neighborhood children about making good decisions.
The event was organized by the non-profit The Casey Cares Foundation
Rodney Muhammad says the recent chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia reminds him of 1908’s deadly race riots in Springfield, Illinois — which prompted the creation of the NAACP.
A federal judge is now deciding what to do about the dune construction project in Margate, New Jersey after the Army Corp of Engineers filed a motion to be heard in court Wednesday.