Dick Johnson, a Chicago TV anchorperson, and corresponded for a long time is being recollected by associates for his adaptability as a columnist just as his generous way here and there the air.

Johnson showed up in the film “Barbershop 2” and on the NBC TV show “Chicago Fire.”

He got a political theory degree from DePauw University, where he functioned as news executive of the school radio broadcast WGRE.

Johnson, 66, passed on Tuesday in northern Michigan, where he had been on the clinical inability for a respiratory sickness, pneumonic fibrosis, since early March when the coronavirus pandemic hit, as per NBC-claimed WMAQ-Channel-5. His demise was not identified with COVID-19, station authorities said.

Johnson had won about each grant of note, yet he was generally noted as a benevolent contender and unshakable author. He was interesting, with a blasting baritone and a light-up.




“Dick was a quintessential expert and an extraordinary writer,” said David Doebler, president, and senior supervisor of NBC 5. “He was invited to each individual who joined the group and he will be remembered fondly beyond a reasonable doubt. He was a decent man who consistently had a positive air. He was adored by all and will be remembered fondly. This is a dismal day.”

Johnson most as of late was an end of the week anchorperson and general task columnist at NBC 5. Carol Marin, a longtime colleague who shared a Peabody Award with Johnson, said: “Dick Johnson was not just a reporter, he was a storyteller. He was nuanced. Wrote beautifully. Delivered news with authority. And rose to every journalistic occasion — indictments, floods, elections, sports championships — with versatility and grace. And, sometimes, humor. He had it all.”




Survivors incorporate his significant other Lauren, three youngsters, and two grandkids. Tweets from the individuals who are truly cherished his spirit character and style.

“Dick was always a true gentleman and professional,” the mayor wrote on Twitter. “His passion for journalism and the craft of a great story was unmatched. Our deepest condolences to Dick’s family and many colleagues.”

CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey remembered first meeting Johnson when she was 14. “His passion for community theater made my magical summers with the Community House Players possible,” Hickey tweeted. “More than a decade later, we reconnected as fellow reporters. He was the quintessential newsman. Kind and so smart.”

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