Dick Johnson, longtime Chicago TV news anchor and reporter at NBC 5 and ABC 7, dies at 66

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago lost a journalism giant when Dick Johnson died Tuesday morning. He was 66.

Johnson reported at ABC7 Eyewitness News for 20 years before moving to NBC 5 as a weekend anchor and reporter, where he spent the last 18 years.

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Chicago lost a journalism giant when Dick Johnson died Tuesday morning at the age of 66.



Johnson died Tuesday morning in Michigan where he was being treated for pulmonary fibrosis.

He had temporarily moved to a more rural setting at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABC7 would like to express our heartfelt condolences to his wife, adult children and grandchildren, as well as to our friends at NBC 5 for their loss.
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