Joe Johns

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Joseph Eduardo "Joe" Johns is an American Senior Washington Correspondent for CNN, based in the Washington, D.C., bureau. He was promoted to the position in 2014.[1][2] He previously worked as an NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent for TODAY and other NBC programs.[2] He worked for WRC-TV/NBC4 in Washington, D.C. He also worked as an anchor for WSAZ-TV in 1980.[3]

In 2016, Johns did an interview with Capitol Standard and said this of the lessons he's learned in media "Be skeptical of hype. People who tell big lies don’t back down, even when confronted with the truth."[4]

Johns was a star discus thrower at West High School in Columbus, Ohio.[5] He was a four-year scholarship track and field athlete at Marshall University[6] and was inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.[7] He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and a law degree from American University in D.C.[2]

Johns was married to former MSNBC analyst Michelle Bernard;[8][9] the couple divorced in 2008.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dylan Byers (15 January 2014). "Joe Johns promoted at CNN". Politico. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - Joe Johns". Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "WSAZ History | Where Are They Now?". January 1, 1980. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  4. ^ Greco, Margaret (November 22, 2016). "What You Don't Know About CNN's Joe Johns". Capitol Standard. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "CNN's Joe Johns, three others to enter West High Hall of Fame"
  6. ^ CNN correspondent Joe Johns grand marshal of MU homecoming parade
  7. ^ Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame
  8. ^ Cook, John (April 9, 2009). "Softball Interview Question Leads to Awkward Answer". Gawker. Archived from the original on August 29, 2009. Retrieved September 2, 2009.
  9. ^ "Michelle Bernard: 'The Republican Party Needs to Find Its Soul'". April 9, 2009. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.

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