Matt Johnson

Anchor/Reporter

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Anchor/Reporter
Matt Johnson has jumped out of planes, reported from the Mayan Pyramids in Belize and ridden elephants with the villagers in Thailand.

He is an Emmy award winning journalist who loves adventure and is excited to call Oregon home.

Matt started his TV adventure as an intern at Rolling Stone Magazine in New York City and was even featured in the magazine. After graduating from California State University/Fullerton with a degree in journalism, he moved to New Mexico and worked as a multi-media journalist for KRQE in Albuquerque. Matt has also worked as a reporter for KESQ in Palm Springs, California, KTVN in Reno, Nevada and KVVU in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Most recently he worked as Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for KSWB in San Diego. During his five years there he received multiple Emmy nominations for his adventure reporting and was honored with an Emmy Award and the American Red Cross HERO Award for his breaking news coverage.

During his career, Matt has interviewed many dignitaries and celebrities. Most notable include President Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres and the Dancing with the Stars judges.

When not at work Matt likes to spend time at the gym, traveling the globe and watching movies.

You can follow Matt on twitter @MattKATU or email Matt at mjohnson@katu.com

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Recent stories by Matt Johnson

Home Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day (Video)
National Pie Day was yesterday, but we are still celebrating here in Portland.

Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Owner of the Pacific Pie Co., stopped by to talk about the 4th annual Pie Contest.

Watch the video to find out all of the details!
Home New Year's Eve Portland events New Year's Eve Portland events (Video)
What are you gonna do for New Year's Eve? Natalie Weinstein, PDX Pipeline's editor stopped by the KATU studio to talk about New Year's Eve activities in Portland.
Home Bike Craft Portland gears up for the holidays Bike Craft Portland gears up for the holidays (Video)
Bike-Craft, a holiday gift fair, is in full swing here in Portland. They have artists, designers, locally made gifts and bicycle accessories perfect for anyone in need of last minute shopping ideas.
Home How to make Halloween ghost chips How to make Halloween ghost chips (Video)
The Healthy Grocery Girl is back to show us how to have a fun Halloween party using ghost cookie cutters or other festive shapes for making homemade tortilla chips paired with hummus and guacamole.
Home Debate heats up over fan Debate heats up over fan (Video)
Clilck "play video" fo see Matt Johnson and Mary Loos have some fun with a political debate flap.
Home Healthy Halloween candy everyone can enjoy Healthy Halloween candy everyone can enjoy (Video)
Here are some tips and tricks from food expert Megan Roosevelt on how even people with food allergies or sensitivities can enjoy Halloween candy. Click the "Play" button to watch the video.
Family Matters Local doctor’s cookbook Local doctor’s cookbook (Video)
Local doctor Miles Hassell has been helping people get healthier for years. Now he is sharing his knowledge about the "whole food diet" with a new cookbook.