Jeff Johnson joined Northern Michigan's News Leader as a Weekend Sports Anchor just in time for Christmas in 2009. He grew up in Grand Rapids but his family took yearly vacations to Northern Michigan as he was growing up. Jeff never imagined that he would return years later to live in such a beautiful part of the country.
Jeff started his journalism career in radio as a board operator and producer for the ESPN radio affiliate in Grand Rapids. Once he graduated high school, Jeff worked part-time as a photojournalist for the Sports Department at WOOD TV. After graduating from college he got his first Sports Anchoring experience at WBKB-TV in Alpena. A year later Jeff moved south to WLIO-TV in Lima, Ohio.
He is thrilled to be back in Michigan, and so close to his hometown. In his free time Jeff enjoys visiting family, volunteering, and exploring the wonderful golf courses Northern Michigan has to offer.
Jeff's favorite part of the job is telling stories, so if you have any ideas, please send him an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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