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


UNIVERSITY CITY, MO - FEBRUARY 22: Volunteers from a local monument company help to reset vandalized headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on February 22, 2017 in University City, Missouri. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a nationwide spike in incidents including bomb threats at Jewish community centers and reports of anti-semitic graffiti. (Photo: Michael Thomas/ Getty Images)

Muslim Man Raises Money To Repair Jewish Cemetery

Just days after grave headstones in Saint Louis Jewish Cemetery were vandalized, a Muslim man living in Philadelphia decided to raise money for the repairs.


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Police Search For Man They Say Set Fire To Popular South Philly Landmark

It happened around 4:30 in the morning on February 12.


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Muslim-American Students From Area Colleges Compete In Art And Academia Competitions

The event is called the “Battle of the MSAs,” or Muslim Student Associations.


Alleyway where Winner was shot and killed. (credit: Kristen Johanson)

24 Years Later, Delco Community Demands Answers In Murder Mystery

He was robbed and shot at point blank range.


Khat found at Philadelphia International Airport. (credit: Pennsylvania U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Large Shipment Of Narcotic ‘Khat’ Intercepted At Philly Airport

Federal agents say, for the second time this month, they’ve intercepted a large shipment of an unusual narcotic in Pennsylvania.


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Ultra Cheap Uber? Some Lucky Philly Passengers Testing Subscription Offer

Uber is test-driving a possible subscription package for riders in major cities around the country, including Philadelphia.


VILLANOVA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: A large American flag is displayed on the court during the national anthem before a game between Lafayette and Villanova at The Pavilion on November 11, 2016 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova defeated Lafayette 88-48. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Villanova’s Pavilion To Be Renovated

The Home of the Villanova Wildcats will get a multi-million dollar makeover.


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A Look Inside A Local Florist’s Shop On Valentine’s Day

It’s like Christmas for florists, one of their busiest days of the year.


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Gov. Christie Defends Trump’s Respect Comments Of Vladmir Putin On CBS Face The Nation

In an interview which aired before the Super Bowl on Sunday on Fox News, President Trump faced Bill O’Reilly.


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Investigation Into Philly Officer’s Controversial Tattoos Prompts Possible Policy Change

There’s currently no rule about tattoos in the department, but Mayor Jim Kenney says they’re working on it.


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Montgomery County Church Very Familiar With Hurdles Faced By Refugees

It can take several years for a refugee to be admitted to the US. That lengthy process is familiar to one Montgomery County church that’s been helping to shelter refugees for more than two decades.


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Broad Street Run Registration Starts This Week!

A sign that spring is getting close!


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Philadelphia High Schoolers React To Trump Travel Ban

The ripple effect of President Trump’s executive order on some immigrant groups has hit far and wide.


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Local Group Reacts To President Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Statement

“Outrageous,” is what one local group is calling an obvious exclusion of the word “Jew” in President Trump’s statement released last week on Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Michael Coard parking along the 3600 block of Conshohocken Ave. (Photo provided by Coard)

More Tickets To Cars In Bikes Lanes

And it’s only increased each year, up 5 percent this year.



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