Amy Johnson

amy johnson headshot 090225 Amy JohnsonAmy 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.

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Creative 6-Year-Old Raises Funds To Help The Homeless

At just 6 years old, Augie Schlanger from Pasadena is raising money to help the homeless.

12/20/2013

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Moms With Hospitalized Kids Get Day Of Pampering To Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day came early for moms whose children are hospitalized at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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Southland Man Spares No Expense To Create Replica Pan Am 747

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.

03/01/2013

Seniors are punching their way to happiness. (credit: CBS)

Simi Valley Seniors Use Boxing To Stay Fit, Focused And Happy

A group of seniors are using boxing to stay fit and focused.

02/01/2013

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Newbury Park Man Faces 4 Misdemeanor Charges For Jumbo Anti-Romney Sign

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.

11/16/2012

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LAPD Under Fire For Reportedly Shooting Handcuffed Suspect

The LAPD is under fire after officers allegedly shot a suspect who was lying on the ground handcuffed.

11/01/2012

Leslie Leavens-Crowe, of Leavens Ranch in Santa Paula, Calif. (credit: CBS)

California Growers Complain Of Labor Shortage

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.

08/21/2012

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Well-Known Philanthropist Aids UCLA In Helping Foster Youth Get Ahead

The First Star UCLA Bruin Academy was started by Peter Samuelson, a well-known philanthropist and movie producer.

08/03/2012

(L-R) 89-year-old Harry Allen Bell of Newhall and 59-year-old Michael Dwain Boolen were killed in a plane crash about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. (credit: CBS)

2 Men Killed In Piru Plane Crash Remembered

Two men who were killed in a small plane crash in Ventura County were being remembered by friends at Whiteman Airport on Friday.

07/06/2012

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Local Seabees Return Home And Greet Their Newborns For 1st Time

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.

07/04/2012

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East Valley High School Football Players Seek Answers Amid Recent Departure Of Coach

Football players at East Valley High School are seeking answers amid the recent departure of their beloved coach.

06/22/2012

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Ball Park Proposal At Griffith Park Causing Field Of Controversy

A proposal to build two little league fields at Griffith Park is causing a stir.

05/17/2012

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SPCALA Honors German Shepherd For Saving Owner’s Life

A dog, who had been adopted from a shelter, was honored by spcaLA Monday for saving his owner’s life.

05/07/2012

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Alliance Claims Magic Mountain Pollutes River With Cleaning Practices

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.

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Police Continue Hunt For Driver In Deadly Willowbrook Hit-And-Run

Detectives Monday continued their search for the person behind a deadly hit and run in Willowbrook last week.

04/23/2012

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