Dick is the weekend evening co-anchor with Lauren Jiggetts, as well as a member of the Unit 5 investigations team, a general assignment reporter and backup weeknight anchor.
He joined NBC 5 in the fall of 2002 to co-anchor NBC 5 News Today from Studio 5, Chicago's first street-side studio. In 2012, Dick became a 30-year veteran of Chicago TV news. Dick came to NBC 5 following two award-winning decades at ABC 7 Chicago.
As an Emmy and DuPont-Columbia award-winning broadcast journalist, Johnson's career of more than 30 years includes covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan from Air Force Two with then-Vice-President George H.W. Bush, the return of the Iranian hostages at West Point, Ryan White's courageous struggle with AIDS, the famine in Ethiopia, the battle to build Comiskey Park and the United Center, the struggle over Chicago school reform, the "Great Loop Flood," the rape trial of boxer Mike Tyson, the investigation of O.J. Simpson, the murder spree of Andrew Cunannan and election campaigns of every kind, from president to mayor.
In 2004, Dick enjoyed making his silver screen debut with a cameo in the hit movie "Barbershop 2." He also appears as himself in the 2009 film "Chicago Overcoat," an acclaimed mob movie shot entirely in Chicago by recent Columbia College graduates.
Dick graduated with a degree in political science from DePauw University in Indiana, where he is on the Advisory Board of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.
He and his wife and three children reside in the western suburbs.
Drop Dick a line: Dick.Johnson@nbc.com