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.
It doesn’t look like it out there, but it is spring, and cherry blossoms have already started to bloom around Philadelphia.
It’s been three years since Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III was killed in the line of duty.
Tom Gibbons, a former Philadelphia police officer and long-time reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, died last week after a short battle with brain cancer.
It was just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday when Philadelphia Police say an argument erupted inside the Galaxy West Lounge at 52nd and Market Streets.
Philadelphia’s District Attorney has announced a new policy which directs prosecutors to ask for lighter sentences, and to add up how much that time behind bars will cost taxpayers.
There’s warrant for the arrest of 42-year-old Pedro Velazquez, who investigators say met a teen girl online and began a sexual relationship with her.
The two-day event focuses on how women can succeed and progress in their public service field.
The department says they’ve seen a spike in thefts, and Kinebrew explains a majority of the swiped cars end up undamaged, and dumped somewhere else.
Sargent told jurors he didn’t deny killing Williams, but said it was in self-defense.
Tree removal services and emergency crews are working around the clock to get power back online.
A North Philadelphia business owner is teaming up with the police department to host the first ‘Gun Buy-back’ event this year.
The President of Philadelphia’s police union calls comments made by the city’s District Attorney Larry Krasner “outrageous” in a letter sent to officers.
Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of a Philadelphia man accused of murdering a transgender woman five years ago.
Forty-four-year-old Charles Sargent has been charged with murder and abuse of corpse in the 2013 murder of Diamond Williams.
The study looked at a more than 500 of Philadelphia’s 40,000 vacant properties.
The young woman, known as Lisa, was found dead in a parking lot near Boston in November of 2000.
Philadelphia police are investigating an early morning home invasion in city’s Oxford Circle neighborhood that has left two people in the hospital.
Dr. Avram Mack, a forensic child psychiatrist with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania says minors can have a say in their care.
Advocates for victims who are sex-trafficked say those offenses should be looked at, carefully.
On February 23rd, 2016, James Walke III walked into his mother’s kitchen to kiss her goodbye, before heading out of the door to spend time with old friends in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
A 31-year-old man is in custody after police say he allegedly kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach.
New Jersey’s governor says President Trump’s new infrastructure plan slices funds from a much needed rail project connecting New York and Jersey.
Officials would not give comment as Mill remains confined to a Chester prison.
Immediately following the party down Broad Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway, workers plucked 70 tons trash from city streets.
The governor says he wants more locally focused community meetings to help structure common sense laws.
Former longtime Pennsylvania politician Jon Fox, known for his sense of humor and bi-partisan relationships, has died at age 70.
A judge has reinstated manslaughter charges against an Amtrak engineer involved in the deadly 2015 Philadelphia derailment.
On Wednesday, prosecutors played a videotaped statement that Edward Archer made to detectives after his arrest,
Meek Mill remains in a Chester prison, after a judge ruled he violated probation.
Prosecutors focused on physical evidence they say was found at or near the scene where Hartnett was attacked.