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.
While overall violent crime is down in Philadelphia this year, gun arrests and homicides are up.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old Kevin Klein was driving along Passyunk Avenue last December, when he hit another car and fled.
Eighteen-year-old Isheem Young is accused of robbing a Wawa in South Philadelphia of more than $13,000 in July.
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.
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.
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.
It happened just after 10 a.m. near South Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.
Records show the state’s Superior Court on Tuesday denied an appeal to free the 30-year-old rapper on bail.
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.
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.
A new home for the convicted former top prosecutor of Philadelphia.
The legal saga of rapper Meek Mill continues.
A federal judge has sent 36-year-old Kevino Graham to jail for 100 years.
Seth Williams has been moved to a prison in Oklahoma City after spending several months in a small Philadelphia prison cell, following his plea agreement with the government.
A Philadelphia judge has denied Meek Mill’s attorneys’ request to release the hip hop star on bail.
A murder case in Montgomery County has puzzled investigators for more than 25 years.
Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has denied an emergency motion to get rapper Meek Mill out of prison.
A jury has convicted 76-year-old Charles Hallinan of racketeering, fraud and money laundering for a payday loan scheme.
The turkey has been eaten, shopping bags filled, and now it’s time to go home.
In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a chance for neighborhood merchants to compete with big box chain stores.
A South Jersey police department is cracking down on shopping related thefts this holiday season – with a new approach to how they patrol their shopping district.
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Philadelphia officials have launched a new “mode of transparency” as a way to enhance how police deal with the public.
The spokesman says Ridge underwent a cardiac catheterization at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
Philadelphia police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting from over the weekend.
Authorities say Kierra Johnson was strangled with something, like a rope or cord, and left in the creek, right off the Cobbs Creek Parkway, near Spruce Street.
The duo was caught, with a little help from an Uber driver.
Arguments continued in Federal court Thursday in the city’s fight for a preliminary injunction on the Department of Justice’s new immigration guidelines.
The Villanova stop along the Norristown High Speed Line will be closed for the next six weeks.
Testimony began Thursday in Philadelphia’s federal lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his decision to withhold money approved by Congress to help police departments fight crime.
Ken Smukler and Donald Jones both entered not guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy, falsifying documents and making false statements to federal authorities.
Prosecutors argue Williams should get the maximum five years behind bars for the bribery charge he pleaded guilty to in June.
The gathering includes 15,000 officers from 150 countries sharing ideas, procedures and policies.
A bill has stalled in the state House Judicary Committee, but advocates are trying to persuade lawmakers to take another look.
The gathering includes 15,000 officers from 150 countries sharing ideas, procedures, and policies.
More than a dozen people from two rival gangs have been indicted in what the Feds call a major gun and drug-operation in West Philadelphia.
A review by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District in Philadelphia prompted a dozen city restaurants to make changes to become compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fifteen people have been indicted on racketeering and drug charges, accused of funneling cocaine and heroin from Mexico to both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A Philadelphia firefighter was honored with “Firefighter of the Year” Tuesday morning during a ceremony in Old City.
Three teams: Haverford, Upper Darby, and Central Delco competed in tactical and training exercises.
Episode 2 of Gone Cold digs into the Gloucester Township Police Department’s investigation of Carol Reiff’s disappearance, and ultimate death.
The local charity “A Few Good Eggs” will host a full day of music at two Curran’s Irish Inns: one in Tacony and the other in Bensalem.
Former city judge Jimmie Moore pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of filing a false campaign finance report.
Former Philadelphia Judge Jimmie Moore has been charged with one count of falsifying documents.
A children’s book written 25 years ago following Hurricane Andrew is making a comeback to help the youngest affected by the recent rash of terrible storms.
The Chester County man accused of murdering his neighbor during an argument last month faced a judge Thursday afternoon.
Twenty-four-year-old Matt Novak was shot and killed on September 28, 2008 after celebrating Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.
A wholesale produce company in Folcroft called Farm Art has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas.
New Jersey’s overall violent crime rate has dropped more than 4% percent last year. Pennsylvania’s has slightly increased, according to the FBI’s 2016 crime report released on Monday.
Philadelphia held it’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, with much of the focus on the island’s devastation after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island last week.