Dr. Timothy Johnson Biography
Dr. Timothy Johnson is a Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News and one of the nation’s leading medical communicators of healthcare information.
Previously, he was the Chief Medical Editor for ABC providing on-air medical analysis for “World News,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”
He has provided commentary on medical problems and answers for viewers of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” since the program’s debut in 1975.
Johnson has helped spearhead several division-wide reporting efforts on a range of key issues, including practical ways to fix the American healthcare system and the fight against cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Johnson’s programs and feature reports have won several awards, such as an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as two Emmy Awards from the Boston/New England Chapter of the same organization.
In 1999 he earned a Gabriel Award in the best news story category for the two-part piece, “Alzheimer’s: A Faded Memory.”
Dr. Johnson was selected as the recipient of the 1998 Bradford Washburn Award presented by the Museum of Science, Boston — an honor also bestowed upon Jacques Cousteau, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Alan Alda, among others.
In 1988 he received the Lewis Thomas Award for Communications from the American College of Physicians, and in 1987 and 1989 he won the Howard W. Blakeslee Award given by the American Heart Association.
He is the founding editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter and co-editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter Book.
He is also co-editor of the bookYour Good Health, co-author of Let’s Talk and author of Johnson’s On-Call Guide to Men’s Health and Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Age
Timothy Johnson is a Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News and one of the nation’s leading medical communicators of healthcare information.
Previously, Johnson was the Chief Medical Editor for ABC providing on-air medical analysis for “World News,” “Nightline” and “20/20.” He was born on July 9.1936. Timothy Johnson is 82 years old as of 2018.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Family
Dr. Timothy Johnson is a family medicine doctor in Atkins, Arkansas. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
He has revealed details of his’s father, mother, brothers, and sisters. The information is under review and will be soon be updated.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Wife
He is married to his wife Nancy. Nancy is 49 years old as of 2018. After completing my medical training in Albany, New York, Timothy and his wife moved to the Boston area for his first job as Director for Emergency Services at Union Hospital in Lynn.
The couple lived in Topsfield” at 25 Parsonage Lane!” and discovered that a newly formed Covenant Church was nearby in Peabody Massachusetts – and the pastor was George Elia, a good friend from their Chicago days.Dr. Timothy Johnson Image
Dr. Timothy Johnson Net Worth
Timothy Johnson is an American academic, a pastor, a physician, a television journalist, and a writer who, as “Dr. Tim Johnson”, is known to television viewers as the longtime Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News.
On the ABC television network. His estimated net worth is in million dollars as of 2019. More details about his revenue will be updated soon.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Education
Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors.
In 1963, he graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois and became an ordained minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
After two years in the ministry, he entered medical school and graduated summa cum laude from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, and subsequently received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Medical career
For many years Timothy has been a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School at Harvard University and on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Television career
Early television career
Timothy started his television career in the 1970s at WRGB-TV in Schenectady, NY while at Albany Medical Center. He moved to Boston and WCVB-Channel 5’s Sunday Open House with a live, weekly segment interviewing other medical professionals about current medical issues. He retired from WCVB at the end of 2012.
Dr. Timothy Johnson ABC News
In 1975, he joined ABC News as the medical reporter, and later became the “Medical Editor” of Good Morning America (GMA), ABC News’s morning-news-and-talk program upon its première on November 3, 1975.
In over three decades at ABC News, he has reported for their various programs including World News Tonight, a daily evening-news program; Nightline, a late-night hard and soft news program; 20/20, a prime-time television-newsmagazine program.
Currently, Dr. Richard E. Besser is the Chief Medical Editor for ABC News; however, Johnson still serves as a correspondent.
Typically, though not exclusively, Besser reports on developments in nutrition and pediatrics, while Johnson focuses on health issues for senior adults.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Awards
He was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State’s highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2013 in the area of Communications.
Dr. Timothy Johnson Bibliography
Johnson published a book Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey (2004) “InterVarsity Press, ISBN 978-0-8308-3214-9” describing his journey of how he became a Christian, and answering a series of questions, such as “Why Bother With Religion and the Bible?” and “What Did Jesus Teach?”
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Dr. Timothy Johnson to retire after 40 years helping WCVB viewers
WCVB-TV President and General Manager Bill Fine announced today that longtime medical editor Dr. Timothy Johnson, recognized as one of the nation’s leading medical authorities, will retire from Boston’s news leader at the end of the year after four decades of informing New England viewers about breaking health news and the latest medical advances.
“Doctor Tim’s calming presence, deep medical knowledge and ability to explain complicated concepts to our audience have been an extraordinary gift for four decades,” said Fine.
“He has earned the respect of viewers and his colleagues at WCVB-TV, and we will miss his regular presence in our newsroom.”
“I never felt like a television personality,” said Johnson. “I always felt like a physician who was talking to his patients. I thought of what we were doing as trying to teach.”
Johnson held joint positions in medicine at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He joined WCVB-TV at its inception in 1972 as the host of “House Call”, a half-hour, Emmy Award-winning series on health.
In recent years, Johnson has become a passionate advocate for improving the nation’s health care system. In 2010 he authored a book titled “The Truth About Getting Sick In America.”
“I must say that the friendships and the support I’ve had from my colleagues in both medicine and media have been so meaningful to me.
I really cherish those friendships and they’re as important to me as any visible achievement I’ve ever had,” Johnson said.
As a medical editor for WCVB-TV, Johnson’s reporting has won many awards, including Emmy awards from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Sword of Hope award from the American Cancer Society in 2001.
In 1999, he earned a Gabriel Award in the best news story category for the two-part piece, “Alzheimer’s: A Faded Memory.”
He was selected as the recipient of the 1998 Bradford Washburn Award presented by the Museum of Science, Boston — an honor that has been bestowed upon Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Arthur C. Clarke among others.
In 1988, he received the Lewis Thomas Award for Communications from the American College of Physicians, and in 1987 and 1989 he won the Howard W. Blakeslee Award given by the American Heart Association.
He has also worked on several highly acclaimed documentaries.
Johnson’s early work at WCVB-TV captured the attention of ABC News, where he served as the network’s long-time medical editor, providing on-air analysis and reporting for “World News Tonight”, “Nightline”, “20/20” and “Good Morning America”.