Doug Johnson

Former ABC News Anchor

Doug Johnson was one of the mainstays of television news in NYC. Beginning in 1969, Johnson worked for WABC TV. He served as anchor, reporter, talk show host, and producer for several decades and was the winner of six Emmys. Johnson covered everything from the death of John Lennon to the nuclear crisis at Three Mile Island, and for much of his career specialized in politics and covering the financial world. In his first book, former New York Mayor Ed Koch said “Doug Johnson is one of the most informed and balanced television reporters in this city.”

Since his retirement, Johnson has devoted much of his time to community service. He has served on the board of The Caren Foundation, which treats alcoholism and drug addiction, and is currently on the board of New York Dyslexia. For many years, Doug Johnson has been a strong supporter of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps in Connecticut and around the world, and his wife, Liz Robbins, has served on the board of the camps for over 20 years. Johnson has three daughters, and currently resides in Manhattan.