Amy Johnson grew up in San Diego’s North County in Poway and knew from an early age that she wanted to be a television news reporter. After graduating from California Baptist University in Riverside on a four-year volleyball scholarship, Amy began her news career at the CBS affiliate in Coos Bay, Oregon as an anchor/reporter. Amy’s career path took her to Columbia, S.C., Milwaukee, Wis. and Boston before leading her back home to Southern California where she joined the KCBS/KCAL team in 2005. Amy helped launch the stations’ Ventura County bureau in April 2006.
An advocate of reading, Amy was named Volunteer of the Year for the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club for her work in an after school reading program. She has also worked with at risk youth as a mentor.
Amy lives in Ventura County with her husband, a military pilot, and their two young sons.
Mother’s Day came early for moms whose children are hospitalized at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
One Southland man has spared no expense to recreate a mock 1970s Pan Am 747 that’s now on display at a warehouse in the city of Industry.
A group of seniors are using boxing to stay fit and focused.
A Ventura County man who placed a jumbo anti-Romney sign on the front lawn of his Newbury Park home appeared in court on Friday to face four misdemeanor counts.
The LAPD is under fire after officers allegedly shot a suspect who was lying on the ground handcuffed.
Farmers in the Midwest have been suffering from a shortage of water and, now, California growers are saying they’re suffering from their own kind of shortage.
The First Star UCLA Bruin Academy was started by Peter Samuelson, a well-known philanthropist and movie producer.
Two men who were killed in a small plane crash in Ventura County were being remembered by friends at Whiteman Airport on Friday.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 arrived home on Wednesday after an 8-month deployment and nearly a dozen of them met their newborns for the first time.
Football players at East Valley High School are seeking answers amid the recent departure of their beloved coach.
A proposal to build two little league fields at Griffith Park is causing a stir.
A dog, who had been adopted from a shelter, was honored by spcaLA Monday for saving his owner’s life.
Local environmental groups have issued a stunning accusation against Six Flags Magic Mountain, claiming that the popular theme park is polluting the Santa Clara River.
Detectives Monday continued their search for the person behind a deadly hit and run in Willowbrook last week.
Growing complaints from business owners and residents along the Venice Beach boardwalk have prompted police to weed out homeless camps and renegade vendors.