D.C. veteran meteorologist Veronica Johnson joined WJLA-TV/ABC7 in June 2016, coming from NBC4/WRC-TV.
Johnson was recently promoted to Chief Meteorologist of the station making her the first woman and Black woman to hold this position in the station’s 75-year history. She was previously the 7News Morning Lead Meteorologist. She joins the 7News’ On Your Side evening team of Jonathan Elias, Alison Starling, Michelle Marsh and Scott Abraham.
Before moving to Washington, Johnson worked at WMAR-TV and WBFF-TV in Baltimore, WABC-TV in New York, and The Weather Channel. She was also the first Meteorologist hired by Sinclair Broadcast Group when the company started its first newscast in 1991 at WBFF TV in Baltimore.
She served as Chair of the American Meteorological Association’s Board of Enterprise Communication where she facilitated science information between researchers, academia, government, and public sector groups. She served on many AMS organizations, The Advisory Board, Eyes on the Environment and Station Scientist. Additionally, she was also the emcee for Senator Barack Obama’s Special Task Force on Climate Change in 2007 and worked on Washington DC’s Joint Center Advisory Committee on Climate Change 2008-2013.
Johnson holds a degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She also holds the American Meteorological Society’s prestigious television seal of excellence and rare Fellow award. She is actively involved with the community and looks forward to an expanding role in the DMV. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
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