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


Meek Mill

Philadelphia Court Clerk Fired For Conduct During Meek Mill Hearing

Meek Mill remains in a Chester prison, after a judge ruled he violated probation.


Jury Shake-Up In Trial Of Man Accused Of Shooting Philly Cop As Testimony Continues

Prosecutors focused on physical evidence they say was found at or near the scene where Hartnett was attacked.


Authorities Seek Public’s Help In Cracking 2015 Murder Of PPA Employee

Detectives say it happened on Dec. 16, 2015 around 8 p.m., when 34-year-old Mark Marshall was walking along Kingsessing Avenue near 47th Street in Squirrel Hill.


Defense Looks To Suppress Taped Statement From Suspect In Ambush Of Philly Officer

Lawyers representing Archer say 32-year-old Edward Archer wasn’t properly informed of his rights when questioned by detectives.


Jury Selection Begins For Man Charged With Shooting Philly Officer In Name Of ISIS

Jury selection began Monday in the case of 32-year-old Edward Archer, who is accused of gunning down officer Jesse Hartnett in West Philadelphia in early January, 2016.


Pennsylvania Nuns Go To Court Over Lancaster Pipeline Project

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ nuns in Lancaster say Williams Partners unlawfully built a pipeline on their property.


Philly Chef Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison On Child Porn Charges

The once-rising star chef, 44-year-old Alex Capasso of Collingswood, New Jersey, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years behind bars.


CBS News: UPenn Student Stabbed Up To 20 Times In California Park

Authorities say 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was stabbed as many as 20 times before his body was shoved into a shallow grave in an Orange County, California park.


This Pothole Season Among Worst Ever Across Philly Region

Frigid temperatures and precipitation this winter have left craters in the path of your tires, and with more snow on the way, it may only get worse.


Philly Police Department’s Marine Team Trains For Frozen Rescues

As the Philadelphia region experiences a quick thaw over the next few days, rescue crews are warning people about the dangers of ice.


Feds Assisting In Investigation Into Blaze That Killed Philly Firefighter

Lieutenant Matt LeTourneau was killed Saturday when he became trapped inside a home on Colorado Street in North Philadelphia.


Deadly West Philadelphia Shooting Is City’s First Homicide Of 2018

It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Merion and Girard Avenues.


Monsignor Who Admitting To Embezzling $500K To Cover Gambling Debts Headed To Prison

A judge on Wednesday sentenced 78-year-old William Dombrow to eight months in a federal prison, with three years supervised release. 


Spectators Brave Extreme Cold To Watch Mummers Strut Along Broad Street

Thousands of marchers are braving bone-chilling temperatures and wind chills as they take part in the annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.


Philly’s Top Cop Discusses Revamped Crime-Fighting Initiatives For 2018

The new year will bring a new gun violence task force to work alongside the Intelligence Bureau in hopes of driving down gun violence.


Mummers Make Final Preps For Parade…And Extreme Cold

Sunday was the last day of rehearsal for the Mummers — and it was just enough time to figure out how many layers to wear.


Suspect Charged Following Police-Involved Shooting

Police say 21-year-old Basil Harrison robbed someone at gunpoint at the Finest Deli in the 200 block of South 52nd Street.


Philly’s Top Cop Discusses Big Drop In Officer Involved Shootings

When a cop either accidentally or intentionally shoots at someone, not necessarily hitting them, it’s recorded on a public website.


Local Churches Spread Message Of Helping Others During Christmas

Deacon John Mischler says, for some, who are sick or have lost loved ones, the holiday can be tough.


Police ID Suspect In Southwest Philly Quadruple Shooting

Police have identified 21-year-old Jabir Kennedy as the gunman wanted in the Thursday night shooting along Dorel Street, near 66th Street.


How Philly Police Are Attempting To Reduce Gun Violence

While overall violent crime is down in Philadelphia this year, gun arrests and homicides are up.


Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Assault, DUI

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Kevin Klein was driving along Passyunk Avenue last December, when he hit another car and fled.


Imhotep Charter Football Star Charged In Wawa Robbery Denied Bail

Eighteen-year-old Isheem Young is accused of robbing a Wawa in South Philadelphia of more than $13,000 in July.


Philadelphia Court To Hear Appeal On Dismissed Charges Of Amtrak Engineer

About a month after a Philadelphia judge dismissed all criminal charges against Bostian for lack of evidence, the state’s attorney general filed an appeal.


Holiday Toy Drive Honors Memory Of Young Girl Who Lost Battle With Cancer

Law enforcement from all over the Delaware Valley honored the life of a 5-year-old girl who wanted to bring a smile to her sick friends at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Pete Rose

Pete Rose Defamation Lawsuit Thrown Out

In the suit, Pete Rose claimed attorney John Dowd damaged his reputation and caused him financial loss following an interview where Dowd accused him of statutory rape.


Man Shot Multiple Times At FDR Park In South Philly

It happened just after 10 a.m. near South Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.


Meek Mill

Superior Court Denies Bail Motion For Meek Mill

Records show the state’s Superior Court on Tuesday denied an appeal to free the 30-year-old rapper on bail.


Police: Elderly Woman Robbed Inside Home By 2 Men Posing As Utility Workers

Authorities are searching for a pair of men who police say robbed an elderly woman while posing as Philadelphia water employees in the city’s Rhawnhurst neighborhood.


Temple Police Address Noise Complaint Response Following Student’s Murder

There are questions into how the Temple University police department responded to noise complaints inside the apartment building where authorities say student Jenna Burleigh was murdered.




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