Emmy Award-winning journalist Whit Johnson joined ABC News as a correspondent in March 2018. One of his first assignments for ABC’s 20/20 was to investigate a decades-old cold case murder — a case that concluded with police using DNA to find the killer and solve the mystery. During the assignment, Johnson took an online DNA test via 23andme and shared his personal story, discovering that his father (who was adopted) had two brothers he didn’t know about! (See video clip below.)
Johnson, a San Francisco native, was co-anchor of the weekday morning show Today in LA and general assignment reporter at KNBC. He’s known for reporting on the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack and the 2013 shooting at LAX, among other high intensity live coverage. Prior to KNBC, Johnson was a CBS News correspondent reporting from the White House and Capitol Hill.
The 36-year-old San Francisco State University graduate is married to his wife of six years, Hawaiian Andrea Fujii. She’s a TV reporter/anchor too — formerly with KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. Whit and Andrea have two adorable daughters — see cute family photo below. 20/20 airs Fridays at 10pm on ABC.
— Whit Johnson (@WhitJohnson) July 14, 2018