Doug Johnson
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After spending the first seven years of my career in Oregon and Nevada, I am thrilled to be back in California, reporting for FOX40.

I grew up in the town of San Anselmo and my first taste of the television industry came during my time as a production assistant for San Francisco’s ABC affiliate, KGO-TV.

After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2006 I joined KOHD-TV in Bend. The station’s newscasts debuted in September 2007, and I am still incredibly honored to have been a part of its first news team.

In 2010 I became part of the team at KVVU-TV, the FOX affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada. My role as a “one-man band” multimedia journalist meant it was up to me to chase the day’s biggest stories; which in Las Vegas can be everything from a breaking crime story to a presidential visit.

In 2012, I received an Emmy Award for KVVU’s team coverage of the death of IndyCar driver Dan Weldon, who was killed in a crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Some other highlights during my time in southern Nevada include the 2010 and 2012 elections, where I had the opportunity to interview Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Ann Romney, the wife of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. My work covering redevelopment and the tech boom in the city’s core also earned me the nickname “Downtown Doug” among my coworkers.

When I’m not reporting for FOX40 you can find me on the slopes, playing guitar or cheering on my Oregon Ducks, as well as the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.

If you’d like to send me a note or story idea you can email me at doug.johnson@fox40.com.

I’m known around the newsroom for…

I’m known for joking around and always having a smile.

What keeps me going…

What keeps me going are my friends and family as well as the broader search for truth and finding that great story.

I give back to my community by…

I give back by volunteering when I can and where I can; I‘ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and coaching YMCA youth sports in the past.

Why FOX40?

I came to FOX40 because I wanted the opportunity to continue great story telling in a formatted newscast, which works with my style. I also like the opportunity to work as a Multimedia Journalist, essentially a one-man band reporter, photographer, and editor combination.

My greatest TV moment was…

There’s a lot, but being able to report the night Osama bin Laden had been killed by US Navy Seals, and to bring local veterans reactions to the news that night is one I’ll never forget.

TV moment I’d like to forget…

Once without knowing I was on the air, I answered my cell phone in front of the camera. My “hello this is Doug” was broadcast to more people than I realized.

If I had free time, I would…

Travel the world, and see as much of it as I could.


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    On 28th Anniversary of Cleveland Elementary School Shooting, Gun Violence Victims Remembered

    STOCKTON — Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary of the Cleveland Elementary School shooting. Hundreds gathered to honor the victims and call for sensible gun reform. “A horrible, horrific day,” said Julie Schardt, a second-grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary at the time. She was inside her classroom with a sick student, when another teacher came running inside. “She knelt down, and kind of buried her head in her arms and said ‘oh my god, they’re shooting our kids…’ At the same moment […]

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    Truckee Residents Digging Out After Big Storm

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    Post-Storm Parking Problems in Truckee

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    Stockton Police Investigating String of Laptop Robberies at Starbucks Stores

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    Hundreds of Supporters Join Yiannopoulos in Rally at UC Davis

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    Marysville Man Frustrated with Yuba County Over Drainage Ditch Floods

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    Voluntary Evacuations Underway for Wilton amid Cosumnes River Flooding Concerns

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    Sacramento County Officials Address Levee Boil Concern along Cosumnes River

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    High Winds Take Down Several Trees in Sacramento Region

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