Dick Johnson is weekend evening co-anchor with Lauren Jiggetts, as well as an award winning reporter for NBC 5 Investigates and NBC 5 News and backup weeknight anchor. In 2012 Dick marked his 30th year in Chicago TV news.
Dick moved to NBC 5 in the fall of 2002 to co-anchor NBC 5 News Today from Studio 5, Chicago's first street-side studio. He joined the NBC 5 family following 20 years as Anchor/Reporter at ABC 7 Chicago.
Winner of National and Local Emmy awards as well as a duPont-Columbia, Dick has covered decades of major news stories including the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan from Air Force Two with then-, the return of the Iranian hostages at West Point, '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, breaking the story of the "Great Loop Flood," the rape trial of boxer Mike Tyson, the investigation of O.J. Simpson, uncovering the Chicago connection in 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. Both films were produced and directed by graduates of Chicago's Columbia College.
Dick has a degree in political science from DePauw University in Indiana, where he is currently Chairman of the Board of External Advisors for the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.
He and his wife have three grown children.
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