Dick Johnson Wiki, Age, Wife, Kids, Biography, Family, Death & More

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson (born in October 1953) was an experienced news anchor, American reporter, and journalist. He worked for NBC 5 till his death. It is said that he was a journalist for 40 years.

He used to work as a news co-anchor for weekdays newscast at 10 p.m. and during the weekend he worked in evenings. Over the years he became popular in the entire US because of his honesty and integrity towards news.

Dick Johnson death

On 9th June in 2020 news came that Johnson died[1]Chicago Tribune. Later the news got confirmed by his family members.

It came to light that he was suffering from a Lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis. It is a situation in which a tissue of lungs gets harmed. This is a very deadly condition.

When the COVID-19 attacked the world Dick stopped working. On the doctor’s advice, he moved with his family at Michigan and that is where he spent the last moments of his life.


Real Full Birth NameRichard S. Johnson.
Stage NameDick Johnson.
Age (As of 2019)35 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayJanuary 25, 1985.
Date of DeathJune 9, 2020.
Ethnicity White.
Birthplace/HometownMichigan, United States.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Libra.
House Location NYC.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5'11".
Meters: 1.8 m.
Centimeters: 180 cm.
Personal Information
WeightPounds: 169.7 lbs.
Kilograms: 77 Kg.
Eye ColorBrown.
Hair ColorBrown.
ParentsFather: Not known.
Mother: Not available.
SiblingsA sister.
Marital StatusMarried.
WifeLauren M Johnson.
Kids1. Maclayne Johnson.
2. Parker Johnson.
3. Griffin Johnson.
Social media Facebook: Dick Johnson (5.7 k likes).
Instagram: djnbc5 (1.3 k followers).
Movie Back to the future.
FoodBlueberry pie.
Travel DestinationTurkey.
Highest QualificationGraduate.
School Local high school.
ProfessionNews Anchor.
CarsFord Flex.
Net worth (As in 2020)$800 k.
Last Updated12 June 2020 (©️ Copyright - Dreshare.com)


Early Life

Originally Dick Johnson is from Michigan, United States. Here he got birth in the year 1966 in the month of October.

He and his sister got brought up by his parents in Silicon Valley. Here he did his schooling and completed his high school graduation in the year 1971.

Dick Johnson sister
Dick Johnson with his sister

From the University of Michigan, he did his higher studies in journalism and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the year 1975.

Images and details of Johnson’s parents are not present. We have found a photo of Johnson’s sister that he posted back in the year 2019 on 11th April.


Personal Life

The famous anchor Dick Johnson got married to the love of his life in the year 1978. His wife’s name is Lauren M Johnson.

She was with him for 41 years. Both of them even got blessed with 3 wonderful children.

His kids include 1 daughter named Maclayne Johnson and two sons who are Parker Johnson & Griffin Johnson.

Dick Johnson wife Lauren M Johnson
Dick Johnson with his wife Lauren M Johnson

Griffin is married and has two kids whereas the other two are still unmarried. For many years the whole family is living in Chicago as it is where Dick’s job is based.

The channel in which he worked made a video to showcase his work and life. They praised him for the kind of person he was.

The anchors also added that he was a very positive person and always handled high-pressure situations with ease.


Some Lesser Known Facts About Dick Johnson

  • When he got married he was only 25 years old.
  • He was a fan of a famous band named LED Zeppelin.
  • Dick Johnson loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Dick Johnson grandson

  • The anchors of NBC confirmed that he kept it secret that he was suffering from a disease and never told about it to anybody.
  • He was admitted to Northern Michigan Hospital after he faced some health issues.
  • Johnson loved trees and he used to spend his free time doing gardening.
  • Once he helped the foreign tourists in a storm by giving them a lift in his truck. He later also posted the image on his IG account.
  • He was a dog lover also and this is why he has a golden retriever named Summer and a few other dogs.
Dick Johnson's pet dog
Dick Johnson’s pet dog
  • Duck used to spend his time with his friends and sons doing fishing.
  • There is a tie collection back at his home.
  • He has a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account.
  • Dick Johnson was also quite tall with a height of 5 ft 11 in (180.4 cm).
  • After looking at his news career we can say that his net worth is close to $800 k.

Dick Johnson career & net worth

  • During his young days, he was quite handsome and girls were his fans because of his blue eyes.
  • All the community of his field is very sad after his demise as he was a great person.
  • Many people do not know but he also received Emmy award and also got honored by DuPont-Columbia Award.
  • Before NBC 5 he even worked at WMAQ-TV.
  • Many people are attaching his death with COVID-19 but it is completely false. He is not dead because of the virus as there is some other reason.
  • He used to travel a lot with his wife and had visited many countries.
  • The news anchor used to enjoy the winter climate a lot.

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