Department of Communication


SUU Alum wins Regional Emmy

Story titled "Idaho's Flying Saucer Man" won him an Emmy May 2009.

Shane Johnson Holding his Regional Emmy Award

Award-winning reporter Shane Johnson joined Today's 6 in October, 2004. Previously, he worked as lead anchor for the ABC affiliate in Great Falls, Montana. But it was in Helena, Montana where Shane got his start in news.

During his career, Shane has covered a number of national stories … including the capture of convicted serial killer Joseph Duncan, the trip to Idaho by His Holiness the Dali Lama, and raging wildfires in Montana.

Shane has also brought us a number of memorable stories. He went back into the mountains of Idaho with two snowmobilers who had been lost for seven days … he introduced us to Idaho's "last posse" … and he gave us a never-before-seen look into the Idaho street racing community, with an in-depth investigative report.

Shane grew up in Salem, Oregon, and attended Eastern Washington University, where he was on scholarship for his long-time passion -- golf. Once he realized his game had gone south, so did he. He graduated from Southern Utah University, with a Journalism/Communications degree and a minor in Sociology.

Since joining the Today's 6 news team, Shane has been honored quite a number of times by the Idaho Press Club and the Idaho State Broadcasters' Association.

Shane loves living in the Treasure Valley with his wife and two daughters.

And, staying true to his college pastime, he occasionally sneaks away for a round of golf.