Bruce Johnson | Weeknight Anchor
Bruce Johnson has been a reporter and anchor for WUSA9 for 40 years. He anchors the weeknight 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. newscasts, but Bruce can also be seen regularly covering local politics and breaking news stories.
"I'll always be a reporter first, it's in my DNA," he said.
Bruce has won 20 Emmys including the prestigious Ted Yates award which is only given with a unanimous vote of the NATAS Board of Governors.
He's been inducted into the Society of Professional Journalist's Hall of Fame, the NATAS Silver Circle, and the Washington D.C. Hall of Fame.
Bruce has been honored with a Resolution from the D.C. City Council. Former D.C. Mayor Tony Williams issued a Proclamation for Bruce's many years of reporting on District of Columbia issues.His community service and volunteer awards number well into the hundreds.
This veteran broadcast journalist has traveled the world on special assignment for WUSA9. Bruce has filed special reports or produced award winning documentaries from Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Budapest, Tokyo, Dakar, Bangkok, earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Beijing, Shanghai and Rome.
In 1992, while on assignment for WUSA9 in a D.C. neighborhood, Bruce suffered a sudden and massive heart attack.
Bruce decided to use his celebrity status to become a local and national heart health advocate.
He has produced documentaries and written a book, "Heart to Heart", and made hundreds of appearances for heart health causes.
Finally, as part of his recovery from the heart attack, Bruce Johnson trained for and completed the 26.2 mile Marine Corp Marathon.
Bruce is married with three adult children, three grandsons, and Najee the family dog. He's a graduate and noted alumnus of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Political Science. He has a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Cincinnati.
When he's not working he can be found working out at the gym, biking on his Cannondale Super Six, or traveling to the Lewes-Rehoboth beach Delaware area on the Atlantic Coast.