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 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.
Chaka Fattah and his attorneys argue that the dismissal of a juror during trial and another 2016 Federal bribery case help bolster his appeal.
Nearly 300 children have been reported missing in Philadelphia so far this year, but only one Amber Alert has been activated in the state.
Margate has been losing its fight with the state over the construction of sand dunes, but now the town has another reason to complain.
Police are investigating two carjackings that ended with the arrests of two suspects early Thursday morning.
The lawyer for longtime Democratic Congressman Bob Brady is speaking out after federal prosecutors tied his client’s campaign to a payoff scheme involving the 2012 race.
The money was routed through two political consultants who falsified invoices intended to justify the payments, officials said.
Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Allison Borgatti says this was a good sentence.
Inside the “Twenty Two Gallery” at 22nd and Latimer, two dozen black and white photos hang of Mexican sex workers.
A possible exposure to a potent opioid is being blamed for sending four Bucks County first responders to the hospital.
The city is in a ‘Heat Health Emergency’ and will be for the next few days as temperatures hover around 100 degrees.
It was October 3rd, 2016. Police were called to a home on Burghley Street in Ventnor for a man shooting a gun inside his parent’s house.
“This is about getting people who are killers off the street and holding them responsible for things they have done,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.
Seth Williams is behind bars awaiting his October sentencing hearing, after pleading guilty last month to a Federal bribery charge and, he’s left behind a hefty legal bill for Philadelphia taxpayers.
Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale is speaking out about the mafia, prison time, and his only regret.
It’s been more than two years since Philadelphia Police Srgt. Robert Wilson III was killed during a botched robbery inside a video game store.
Dozens of firefighters throughout the region gathered in Delaware County to watch and learn how a structure burns.
The incident happened Monday, shortly after midnight on East Elkhart Street, near Ella Street.
Tuesday, city officials and neighbors held a ceremony to rededicate the space.
Authorities are trying to target some of the more violent districts using an old tactic.
Nearly five dozen Philadelphia suburban police departments will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers.
Two groups, at opposite ends of the political spectrum, marched through Center City on Sunday to voice opinions on the current President.
Seth Williams is now in prison. The former Philadelphia District Attorney pleaded guilty to one count of bribery, and acknowledged misconduct in the rest of the 28 counts, which have been dismissed.
Wednesday was the seventh day of witnesses taking the stand and it was a close examination of the district attorney’s spending.
Williams has entered a not guilty plea to bribery and corruption charges.
Flames broke out around 5:45 a.m. Sunday at a home along the unit block of Buckwalter Road in East Coventry.