Obituary – Longtime Anchor For WUSA9 Bruce Johnson Dies From Heart Failure

Obituary – Longtime Anchor For WUSA9 Bruce Johnson Dies From Heart Failure

Bruce Johnson, a longtime anchor for WUSA9, died of heart failure early Sunday in Delaware. He was 71 years old at the time. Lori, his wife, three children (Brandon, Kurshanna, and Carolyn), and three grandchildren survive him.

From March 16, 1976, through December 31, 2020, the great Johnson committed 44 years of his professional life to narrate incredible stories for WUSA9. “Heart to Heart,” “All or Nothing,” and “Surviving Deep Waters” were his three books.

Johnson was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame, the Washington, DC Hall of Fame, and the University of Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame throughout the course of his career. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Press Club and has received practically every prestigious journalism award, including the Ted Yates Award and the NATAS Board of Governors Award.

From Rome, Bangkok, Moscow, Budapest, and Cuba, he filed special reports. He has earned hundreds of civic accolades from DC organizations, mayors, and a resolution from the DC City Council in his honor.

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