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


Some Parkway Residents Tired Of Big Events

The NFL Draft is here, but many who live in the Art Museum area say they’ve had enough of the big events along the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Philly Man Convicted For Investment Fraud Involving Italian Goods

A Philadelphia man will spend years in prison for running an investment fraud scheme involving olive oil, wine and the Jersey shore.


Former Chef Expected To Take Plea Deal In Child Porn Case

Alex Capasso — the once rising star chef — will likely plead guilty to child pornography charges.


DNA Ancestry Site Now Tests For Certain Illnesses

For about $200 bucks, and a little bit of spit, you can find out your risk of four certain diseases or conditions, but is it something you would want to know?


Iconic ‘Rocky’ Pet Shop Demolished

It was a central part of the Rocky movies, but, this week, it’s become a pile of rubble.


Green Action Group Hosting Weekend Beach Cleanup

Hula hoops, dentures, and fake Christmas trees — just a few of the items found along New Jersey’s coast last year.


Alleged ‘Straw Hat Bandit’ Arrested, Accused Of 11 Bank Robberies

Fifty-seven-year-old Richard Boyle, of Doylestown, was arrested on Thursday by the FBI.


Fire Commissioner Responds To Recommendations Made By Federal Report

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel held a press conference Tuesday morning to address a Federal report on the death of 37-year-old firefighter Joyce Craig.


Revealing Report Released In Death Of Philadelphia Firefighter Joyce Craig

The 52-page report points to several factors that may have contributed to Craig’s death.


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‘Speedy Trial’ Date Set In Seth Williams Corruption Case

A Federal judge has set the trial date for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to begin May 31, a much shorter time than past indicted political figures who’ve recently been tried on corruption charges.


Philly PD Honors Three Dispatchers For Going Beyond Their Call Of Duty

Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police Department honored three stand outs at a special awards ceremony.


Judge Gives New Order, DA Seth Williams Could Face Jury Next Month

Philadelphia’s top law official could face a jury sooner rather than later.


Retired Police Captain To Be Honored For His Work In Helping Victims Of Sexual Assault

The group Women Organized Against Rape will honor a long-time retired Philadelphia police captain John Darby, who they say has been instrumental in fighting sex crimes.


Coalition For Victim Advocacy Holds Annual Awards Banque

It’s National Crime Victim’s week — and Philadelphia’s Coalition for Victim Advocacy held their annual awards banquet Thursday afternoon in Center City.


Mayor Kenney Makes Special Visit To Philadelphia Police Recruits

In front of a few dozen soon-to-be police officers, Mayor Jim Kenney spoke to Philadelphia police recruits as part of a collective program to keep prospective officers on the right path as they move along in their careers.


SEPTA Police Release First Report On Impact Of Body Cameras

SEPTA officials released an audit on the first six months of the initiative — and how they can make it better.


Philly Police Officer Step Dances Her Way Into The Hearts Of Some Local Kids

A Philadelphia police officer and more than a dozen middle school students held a special performance they have been working on for more than 6 months.


City, Taxpayers Foot Bill For Legal Fees Tied To Investigation Of DA Seth Williams

The city paid more than $110,000 to cover legal fees associated with the investigation involving Williams.


Cell Phones To Be Restricted At Criminal Justice Center

Beginning April 3, defendants, witnesses, family and friends will have their cell phones magnetically locked into pouch when they enter the CJC.


Latest Motion Brings Another Setback To DA Seth Williams

Diamondstein writes that due to quote, unique nature and circumstances of this case, he would only be able to represent Williams on a limited basis.


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Now That Seth Williams Has Been Indicted, Can He Remain In Office?

Now that Philadelphia’s District Attorney has been indicted and arraigned on Federal corruption charges, can he remain the top law enforcer in the city and if so, for how long?

03/24/2017 Promises To Identify Your Lineage, But It’s Not Exactly What You Get

For a $100, promises to find your ethnicity and maybe distant relatives, but you may not get exactly what you think you’re paying for.


What Retired FBI Supervisor Finds Most Surprising About Comey’s Testimony At Russian Intelligence Hearing

Retired Philadelphia FBI supervisor J.J. Klaver offered his take on Monday’s Russian Intelligence Committee hearing.


Ahead Of House Vote, Local Republican Congressman Speaks Against New Health Care Reform Bill

A local Republican Congressman has come out saying he will not back his party’s healthcare bill, saying there’s more work to be done.


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“We’ve issued probably over 10,000 tickets, 10-to-15,000 tickets, over the last five years.”


Pair Of Women Fill Top Spots In Philadelphia Police Department

Two top spots in the Philadelphia Police Department are now held by women: Christine Coulter, and Robin Wimberly.


Philly Police Commissioner Names His New Leadership Team

Three men and two women will now stand by the side of Commissioner Richard Ross as he leads the department.


Philadelphia Police Department Promotes Nearly 200 Officers

The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing to grow, with dozens of recruits becoming officers last week, and nearly 200 promoted through the ranks on Monday.


PA Gym Bans Political TV Stations After Fights Break Out

A Pennsylvania fitness center has banned all political-related television shows from their gym TVs.


1998 Philadelphia Murder Conviction Overturned

Paul McKernan could be a free man after spending nearly 20 years in prison for killing his roommate with a baseball bat.



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