James Johnson

James Johnson

Since high school James Johnson knew he wanted to report the news. His passion comes from watching news programs like 60 Minutes, while eating dinner with his grandparents.

James is a native of metro Detroit. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in communication and rhetorical studies. He comes to Wilmington from Washington, DC where he completed his Master's degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.

In his spare time, James enjoys traveling. He studied abroad in Australia in 2008 with the People to People student ambassador program. While there, he toured Sidney, Melbourne, Cairns, Wollongong and Wangaratta.

James is involved within the church community. He grew up in the Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Detroit. It was there where he sharpened his public speaking skills by welcoming the visitors to church, participated as the master of ceremony for various events and volunteered with the mission ministry.

James got his start in the news while working as a news intern at WSB-TV in Atlanta, GA and WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. He also worked behind the scenes at WAER-radio while he was a student at Syracuse University.

James is proud to call Wilmington his home away from home.

If you have a  story idea send James an email at JamesJohnson@wect.com