Veronica Johnson is a meteorologist with News4’s weather team. Her forecasts can be seen weekdays on News4 at 4, on NBCWashington.com and on 103.5 WTOP Radio. She also hosts America This Week, a weekly 30-minute news show that airs both on NBC4 and on NBCWashington Nonstop.
Prior to joining News4 in 2000, Johnson worked in Baltimore, both at WMAR and WBFF, in New York at WABC, and at The Weather Channel. She has contributed to local radio shows and programs on The Discovery Network.
Johnson holds a degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is very active in her field. She is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) seal holder and served on the AMS board from 2005 until 2007. Johnson is also a board member for the Inaugural Board of Enterprise Communication and serves as its Chair. Johnson also serves on the advisory board of Eyes on the Environment and is a member of the AMS Station Scientist Group.
In 2011, Johnson received the AMS Fellow Award, a prestigious award presented to only a few scientists each year. She also serves on DC’s Joint Center Advisory Committee on Climate Change.
In the community, Johnson volunteers for several youth development programs including Environmentors and The Sister Program. She was honored by the New York City Chapter of the NAACP as Black Journalist of the Year and received the Women’s Pioneer Award from the DC Female Firefighters in 2006.
Johnson is an avid fitness buff and enjoys rock-climbing, skydiving, and running. One of Johnson’s new hobbies is outdoor photography. She lives in Howard County, Md., with her husband and their three children.
UPDATE: April 20, 2015, 10:05 p.m. At 10 p.m. Monday, a Tornado Watch was cancelled for the region. It had previously been in effect until midnight, but only isolated severe storms are anticipated. The main threat…