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.


Recent Articles
  • Homeless man stabs 2 people outside South Sacramento Wells Fargo, 1 dies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A man died after he and a woman were stabbed by a homeless man Thursday night, according to Sacramento County deputies. Family members said the man stopped by the Wells Fargo on Florin Road, near Stockton Boulevard, after work to make a deposit. While making a deposit a homeless man approached him and his aunt. “Prior to the stabbing, there was a verbal altercation between the suspect and the victim in that business parking lot,” Detective […]

  • Man stops would-be burglar at gunpoint in Lodi home

    LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — A would-be burglar was caught by surprise after entering a woman’s downtown Lodi apartment. The woman was not home but her boyfriend was and when he saw a man he didn’t know, he pulled out his gun. “So, it’s just I think a real important lesson to lock your doors even when you’re home now,” said Colleen Brown, whose home was broken into. Surveillance video shows the suspect jumping over Brown’s back fence and crawling up […]

  • Sacramento police: Homicide suspect stopped in Roseville after hitting city bus

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A suspect connected to a homicide in South Sacramento was stopped in Roseville Tuesday after he crashed into a city bus. Around 3:45 p.m., Sacramento officers were conducting a welfare check at a Calvine Road home, across the street from Cosumnes River College, according to police. Inside the home, officers found a woman who had been fatally stabbed. “It’s sad. It did kind of get to me a little bit, especially since it’s so close to […]

  • Home surveillance captures rare footage of 5 mountain lions together in Amador County

    PIONEER, Calif. (KTXL) — Surveillance video from a home in Amador County captured the rare sight of five mountain lions together. “We shared the videos and photos with several of our wildlife biologists and none of them could recall ever seeing five mountain lions together in the same photo or video,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira. According to the biologists, the only time more than one mountain lion can be seen together is either during […]

  • Sacramento City Council votes to declare homeless shelter crisis

    The Latest on the vote (Jan. 14, 3:50 p.m.): At Tuesday afternoon’s meeting, Sacramento City Council voted to declare a homeless shelter crisis.  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The city of Sacramento will vote on whether it should declare a homeless shelter crisis. If it does, that could make it easier to build shelters within the city. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg says he wants to cut through the red tape that is slowing the construction of homeless shelters. “You know, we’re […]

  • Police say man ran from Orangevale crash that killed 1, injured 3

    The Latest (Jan. 15, 8 p.m.): The California Highway Patrol reports Langsjoen met with investigators Tuesday “and is fully cooperating.” The investigation is ongoing. ORANGEVALE, Calif. (KTXL) — California Highway Patrol officers have “contacted” a man who they say ran from a deadly crash early Sunday morning in Orangevale. Investigators were searching for Brandon Douglas Langsjoen, who authorities said ran off after three of his friends were injured. One of them, CJ Tousey, was killed in the crash. Investigators said […]

  • UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in North Sacramento shooting that left one woman dead, two men injured

    The latest on the North Sacramento triple shooting (Jan. 8, 1 p.m.) — The Sacramento Police Department arrested 36-year-old Tristan Cook on charges of murder and attempted murder. Police believe Cook acted alone and do not believe this was a random incident. The case remains under investigation. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) —  Three people were shot inside their North Sacramento home late Sunday night. A woman was killed and two men were taken to the hospital but are expected to survive. […]

  • California governor targets homeless crisis in budget, order

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor said Wednesday that he is seeking $750 million in part to help pay rent for people facing homelessness in the most populous state’s latest attempt to fight what he called a national crisis. Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to sign an executive order Wednesday creating the fund, two days before he presents his second annual budget proposal to the state Legislature. The state’s worsening affordable housing and homelessness problem has prompted anger and outrage from […]

  • Video captures duo stealing from multiple businesses in El Dorado Hills

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (KTXL) — El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects behind a series of burglaries in El Dorado Hills. Ryan DeMille is the manager at Beach Hut Deli, one of the two businesses at the shopping center off El Dorado Hills Boulevard that was broken into on Jan. 5. “Goes up to the back door of Great Clips and just takes the hammer and you see her breaking the […]

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