Paul Johnson

POSTED: 12:23 PM Jun 20 2012   UPDATED: 3:11 PM Jul 30 2014

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Paul “PJ” Johnson began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter.

After working for several television stations in the southeast, PJ returned home to the Tri-Cities as Sports Director in 1995.

An award-winning reporter, “PJ” is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association. In 2005 he won the most prestigious media honor in NASCAR, the Russ Catlin Motorsports Journalism award.

His short story “The Dirt on Bristol Motor Speedway” was published by the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series on NASCAR.

In August of 2007, PJ began anchoring the news on Fox Tri-Cities. In 2012 he joined News 5 WCYB at 5:30.

PJ is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. PJ’s daughter Morgan suffers from Type One Diabetes and he is very active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In his spare time, you can find PJ on the golf course or cruising with his dog, Moose.

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News 5 WCYB Videos

AMBER Alert Update

The search in an AMBER Alert rejuvenates with new leads. Investigators have moved the control center to focus in on a region where 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson and convicted sex offender Benjamin Shook may have been spotted.

Missing teen may be in Wythe County

A possible break in the case of missing 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson. Over the last few days, two possible sightings of the Surgoinsville teen.

(img1)Kingsport fireworks on Friday, July 3

Kingsport fireworks on Friday, July 3

Kingsport fireworks on Friday, July 3

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Alert or not: Johnson City fireworks security always vigilant

As people around the country are preparing July 4th celebrations, the Department of Homeland Security is asking police departments to be on alert.

(img1)Holiday Travel Safety

Staying safe while traveling over holiday weekend

According to AAA, nearly 35 million people will drive more than 50 miles to a holiday destination this weekend. Tennessee Highway Patrol is using statistics to reduce the number of deadly crashes.

(img1)Jonesborough Days underway despite rain

Jonesborough Days underway despite rain

Jonesborough Days underway despite rain

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