Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) has announced that Matt Johnson will take the reins as News Director on October 10. Johnson is coming to West Michigan from the Sinclair station in Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Missouri and has served in many different news roles including reporter, anchor, assignment manager and news director.
“Matt’s strong credentials and wealth of news experience position him well to take the helm of our news team,” said Fred Corbus, WWMT-TV/CW7 General Manager. “I am thrilled to bring him on board as he offers exemplary leadership, judgment and a passion for news. He is excited to build on the success of our growing news operation, to provide accurate, timely information to viewers on our traditional and digital platforms.”
Johnson grew up in Minnesota, so he is no stranger to snow. He and his wife, Maureen, have two children and look forward to calling Kalamazoo home.