Brittney Johnson is an award-winning journalist who joined NBC DFW in September 2021 as co-anchor of NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before moving to DFW, Brittney spent six years in Charlotte, North Carolina where she anchored the market’s top-rated morning newscasts and delivered in-depth and investigative stories on the affordable housing crisis, mental health, and the foster care system.
Brittney’s work has garnered several Emmy nominations and awards from the Associated Press. She was also named 2019 Anchor of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) and Anchor Team of the Year for 2019 and 2020 by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC).
Before Charlotte, Brittney chased storms and stories as an anchor and reporter in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Monroe, Louisiana. She started her journalism career as a staff writer and section editor at The Hilltop newspaper during her time as an undergraduate at Howard University. Brittney went on to earn her master’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also worked as a health reporting fellow for The Washington Post.
Brittney is a fitness enthusiast who has run several marathons, practices yoga, and enjoys indoor cycling. She also enjoys mentoring and serving the community. She has served as a coach for Girls on the Run, volunteered and hosted bone marrow registry drives for Be The Match, and tutored children as a reading buddy. Brittney is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Brittney was born in Dallas and spent part of her childhood in Little Rock before her family settled in Charlotte. She is thrilled to be back in Texas and is excited about connecting with viewers across DFW.
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