Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson comes to Fresno from Chico, California, where he was a multimedia journalist for KHSL/KNVN. While there, he covered breaking news, like the tragic I-5 tour bus crash in Orland, followed developing stories like the tribal dispute at a Corning casino, and reported extensively on local agriculture issues.

Before moving to Chico, Brian was a reporter and anchor in Dothan, Alabama.

Brian graduated from the University of Minnesota with a broadcast journalism degree, with Spanish and English minors. During his junior year, he had the incredible experience of studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.

In his free time, Brian enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting his extended family in California.

Although he hails from the land of ice and snow near Minneapolis, Brian is happy to be reporting in the Central Valley and welcomes story ideas at

Brian's Stories
CHP officer and suspect shot following chase in Tulare County
A California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect were shot after a chase involving several law enforcement agencies ended with an exchange of gunfire in Tulare County on Friday.
Fallen Porterville firefighters honored one year after tragedy
One year after their deaths in the Porterville Library fire, a close bond has formed between the families of the fallen firefighters, and they continue to grieve.
'They both touched my life': Porterville firefighter shares memories of Patrick Jones and Raymond Figueroa
Thursday will mark one year since an inferno at the Porterville library took the lives of 35-year-old Fire Captain Raymond Figueroa and 25-year-old firefighter Patrick Jones.
A year after deadly library fire, Porterville perseveres through the pain
After losing two of their colleagues to the library fire last year, Porterville's firefighters received peer support from other departments, have access to professional help, and can find comfort in Gardner, the department's new therapy dog.
ICU capacity improves across Central California
Central California experienced several days of extremely low ICU bed availability during the COVID-19 winter surge, but is now seeing dozens of beds open up across the Valley.
CVS, Rite Aid start administering COVID-19 vaccines. Where to get one in Central CA
Starting Friday, some CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies began offering COVID-19 vaccine shots. Here's how to make an appointment in Central California:
Gang operation sees some success, city violence declining, Fresno police chief says
Since it started on January 15, officers have seized more than 50 guns, including 10 on Thursday near River Park Shopping Center.
CVS starts taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. Where to get one in Central CA
Eligible residents can start making appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot at some CVS pharmacies in the Central Valley.
World Ag Expo exhibitors find new ways to connect with customers during online show
The new online format of the World Ag Expo doesn't lend itself to the same opportunities for networking, connections and conversations as in years past, but exhibitors still appreciate being able to showcase their goods virtually.
World Ag Expo set to kick off first-ever online show
Head to to connect with vendors, participate in an educational seminar, or watch a live demonstration.