Kristen Johanson

johanson_kristen 300wKristen Johanson is a reporter for KYW Newsradio.

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.”

Johanson is a member of two professional organizations, the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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.

You can follow her on Twitter @KristenJohanson and e-mail her story ideas at


Seth Williams

Jury Seated, Opening Statements Set For Tuesday In Seth Williams Trial

The city’s top law official has been charged with 29 counts of corruption and bribery charges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2017

Annual Philly Pride Parade Held In Center City

Sunday was the 29th annual Philly Pride Day, the region’s largest gay pride celebration.


Seth Williams

Embattled Philly DA Faces Judge Days Before Trial Is Set To Begin

Seth Williams has been indicted on 29 bribery, fraud and corruption charges.


PA Cashes In On Over Crowding In Vermont Prisons

Pennsylvania’s prison system has more than 5,000 empty beds and is essentially renting the space the Vermont.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Seth Williams

Prosecutors File Witness List For Seth Williams Trial

Philadelphia’s sitting district attorney is facing 29 counts of corruption, bribery and fraud charges.


New Partnership Between PA, NJ Aims To Curb Opioid Crisis

Doctors from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey can now share patients prescriptions.


Missing Philadelphia Couple Featured On Popular Cable Show

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.


Brothers Work To Recover The Rest Of Duffy's Cut Remains

Brothers Work To Recover The Rest Of Duffy’s Cut Remains

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.


Brandon Bostian

Hearing On Amtrak Engineer Involved In Deadly Crash Delayed

An attorney representing the engineer at the helm of the fatal Amtrak 188 crash faced a judge Wednesday morning on behalf of his client.


Lee Kaplan

Jurors Deliberating Fate Of Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting ‘Gifted’ Girls

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.


Local London Native Speaks On Recent England Attacks

A South Jersey man, originally from London, says the attack has not rocked the spirit of the country.


Philly PD Teams With PPA To Prevent Possible Threats

It’s becoming more and more common, attackers developing and using homemade bombs in high populated areas.


Jury Having Trouble Reaching Verdict In Creato Trial

Jurors in the trial of David Creato have gone home for the day and they’re having trouble reaching a verdict.


Paying Tribute To Lives Lost At Philly Vietnam & Korean War Memorials

Military veterans from two different wars joined together Monday in Penn’s Landing to remember their fallen comrades.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/29/2017

Memorial Ceremony Held At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Hundreds gathered at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Sunday for a traditional Memorial Day ceremony, honoring one of the most notable soldiers in American history.


Federal Agents Net Dozens Of Illegal Immigrants In 10-Day Operation

Immigration officials conducted a 10-day roundup operation this month, netting more more than 150 people in the tri-state area.


Philadelphia’s Top Cop Discusses Manchester, What They Are Doing In Response

Dozens of law enforcement officials from all over our area gathered in Center City for the annual Citizen Crime Commission luncheon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Police: Man Commits Suicide After Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Found Dead In Suspicious Fire

Philadelphia police say the woman’s ex-boyfriend killed himself Monday night.


Seth Williams

Seth Williams’ Defense Team Seeks Dismissal Of Most Charges

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.


Teen Pleads Guilty In Rape, Attempted Murder Of 5-Year-Old Girl In North Philly

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.


Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Announces Parish Closing

As part of an on-going effort to consolidate resources, Philadelphia Archdiocese officials announced a city parish will shut its doors next month.


Police: Man Injured In Center City Stabbing

Philadelphia police are investigating the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a popular Center City neighborhood

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

‘He’s Anti-Law Enforcement’: Head Of Philly’s Police Union Expresses Concern Over DA’s Race

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.


Philly Police Officer Is Put On Desk Duty Following Fatal Shooting In Kingsessing

A Philadelphia Police officer is on desk duty, after authorities say he shot and killed a man in Kingsessing last week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

New Jersey Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana

With the hope of support from fellow legislators, Senator Nicholas Scutari wants to pass a recreational marijuana law.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

Temple Professor Falsely Accused Of Sharing Secrets With China Sues FBI

He says officials invaded his family’s privacy and caused substantial emotional harm and distress.


Ceremony Honors Dozens of Philadelphia Police Officers

Nearly a hundred Philadelphia Police officers were recognized Wednesday for going above and beyond the call of duty while on patrol.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Philly DA Seth Williams Indicted On Additional Fraud Charges

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been indicted on additional fraud charges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Phila. DA’s Office: No Criminal Charges In Deadly Amtrak Derailment

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.


Prison Inmates In Camden Help Train Service Dogs For Military Veterans

A brand new program in Camden County is mending wounded hearts with a little help from man’s best friend.



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