Joe Johns Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Joe Johns is an American Emmy award-winning News Anchor/Reporter, Correspondent, and Lawyer working for CNN in Atlanta since January 2004.

Joe Johns Profile

Joe Johns is an American Emmy award-winning News Anchor/Reporter, Correspondent, and Lawyer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in January 2004.

Joe Johns Education

Johns graduated from West High School in Columbus, Ohio, and then attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from American University in Washington DC. During his stint in high school, he was on a 4-year scholarship track. At Marshall, he played as a field athlete, and in the year 2003, he was inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame. While there, he participated in Omicron Delta Kappa Sorority.

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Joe Johns Career

Johns serves at CNN as a senior Washington correspondent, where she covers multiple political and breaking news stories. Previously, he worked as a justice correspondent reporting on the Supreme Court, as well as crime and legal issues. Having an adeptness in the judiciary, he has served as a contributor to CNN’s breaking news coverage that surrounds the Affordable Care Act and the controversy concerning electronic surveillance and monitoring involving the National Security Agency. He began as a congressional correspondent at CNN.

Johns is well nationally known for his law and crime enforcement reporting. He has worked as a senior correspondent where he covered political and current news events across CNN’s programming. He served as a contributor to CNN’s America’s Choice election coverage in the year 2012, covering the political events throughout the season of the campaign. Johns has covered and narrated documentaries for the network on the 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S. and on allegations of voter fraud and suppression in national elections.

Before he joined CNN, he worked for NBC News where he reported on events on Capitol Hill both at the Pentagon and the White House. While at NBC News, he reported on multiple political and breaking stories, such as the Sago Mine disaster in January 2006, the entire “Beltway Sniper” saga, and former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.  Johns made his first debut in Washington, DC in the year 1983 when he joined an NBC affiliate, WRC-TV. Before going to WRC, he served as a news reporter at WSOC-TV, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Johns started his journalism career at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, where he served as a news anchor and reporter.

Johns formerly served as the president of the Radio and TV Correspondents’ Association. Also, he is a former chairman of the executive committee of Correspondents of the Congressional Radio and TV Galleries. Additionally, Johns formerly served as a broad member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

Quick Facts About Johns

Age63 years old as of 2022
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKeith Bell
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Awards and Honors

At NBC News, Johns was one of the NBC Nightly News team that earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for “Beltway Sniper” reporting. While at WRC, he earned an Emmy Award for covering the violent tactics used by the Nation of Islam to free a district neighborhood of drugs. In the year 2011, Johns’s reporting on Anderson Cooper 360°’s Haiti earthquake coverage earned 2 Emmy Awards. He holds 2 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence awards.

In the year 2005, Johns was recognized for a profile on lynching survivor James Cameron and then two years later, he received another recognition for a series of pieces on environmental injustice. In the years 2006 and 2012, he served as a contributor to CNN’s Emmy award-winning Election Night coverage. Throughout the America Votes election coverage in 2008, Johns was among the Peabody Award-winning Best Political Team on TV.

Joe Johns Age / How old is Joe Johns?

Johns is 63 years old as of 2022. He was born on April 17, 1959, in Ohio, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of April every year.

Joe Johns Height

How tall is Joe Johns? Johns stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).

Joe Johns Family

Information regarding Johns’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Joe Johns’s Wife, Ex-wife

Johns is married to her lovely spouse, Keith Bell. They tied the knot in the year 2014. They happily reside in Potomac, Maryland. Johns was previously married to Michelle Denise Bernard, a former MSNBC analyst. She is also an author, lawyer, and the President as well as CEO of the Bernard Center For Women, Politics & Public Policy. They, unfortunately, divorced in the year 2008. Johns and Michelle were blessed with 2 children, whose identities are currently under review.

Joe Johns Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Joe Johns’s Net Worth

Johns has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter and Correspondent.

Joe Johns Raccoon Confrontation

Johns went viral on October 7, 2020, after having a confrontation with a raccoon on the White House lawn. There was a video that showed him throwing something that seemed to appear as a work bag at an animal while attempting to frighten or drive away the animal. He was praised and complimented on social media for how he was handling that very situation.

Joe Johns Raccoon CNN

At CNN Johns works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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