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.T.Johnson@abc.com.
New program brings free COVID-19 testing to Valley farmworkers
The event was part of a new, first-of-its-kind program by the California Farmworker Foundation to provide free COVID-19 testing to Central Valley farmworkers at their work sites.
Valley elementary schools face hurdles in applying for reopen waivers
Elementary schools may soon be allowed to reopen in some parts of California, while middle and highs school campuses remain closed.
Kings Area Rural Transit makes schedule change due to COVID-19
Riders also now have the ability to text for real-time data on the expected time of a bus arrival.
Tulare County health officials tie large number of COVID-19 cases to gatherings
Officials say the tracers were able to determine a little less than half (42%) were exposed to the virus at a gathering.
Inmate family members demand Pleasant Valley cut prison population due to COVID-19
Family members of inmates protested outside Pleasant Valley State Prison on Friday, calling for change in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Tulare schools are two weeks away from starting distance learning
In Tulare, the 2020-2021 school year is exactly two weeks away, one week later than the original start date for the city's schools.
Bay Area prosecutors file dozens of felony charges against Tulare construction company
The case against Tulare's Chiaramonte Construction and Plumbing has moved from complaints to criminal charges.
Tulare County health officials to bring testing to rural communities like Allensworth
Tulare County health authorities say they are working to address one of their biggest COVID-19 concerns: the spread of the virus in small, isolated communities.
Federal class action lawsuit filed against Hanford's Central Valley Meat Co.
A San Diego law firm believes at least 200 employees at Central Valley Meat Company in Hanford have tested positive for the disease since an outbreak at the facility in April.
Visalia officer charged for alleged sex crimes at Elks Lodge
Visalia Police Officer Scott Nelson has been charged with three misdemeanors for an alleged incident at the Visalia Elks Lodge in August last year.
Kings County deputies arrest man yelling at government center staff about COVID-19, acting 'bizarrely'