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Director , Corporate Media Relati...

Phone: (716) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
726 Exchange Street Suite 618
Buffalo , New York 14210
United States

Company Description: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. provides a range of retail and commercial banking, as well as other financial services through its wholly owned savings bank...   more

Employment History

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  • master's degree , education
    Canisius College
  • bachelor's degree , communication studies
    Canisius College
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MODERATOR: Jodi Johnston Director, Corporate Media Relations, First Niagara
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Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec - Life & Arts - The Buffalo News
Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec Buffalo News file photo
Buffalo News file photo "My alarm won't be going off at 3 a.m. anymore," says Jodi Johnston, who is leaving her co-anchor job on Channel 2's "Daybreak" for an executive position with First Niagara Financial Group. Johnston starts her new job in December.
Published: 09/29/2012, 12:01 AM
Updated: 09/28/2012, 05:14 PM
Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec
Channel 2 morning anchor Jodi Johnston will be signing off television to accept an executive position with First Niagara Financial Group, it was announced Friday.
Johnston, who is 38 and the mother of an 8-year-old son, cited family concerns as a factor in her decision.
"My alarm won't be going off at 3 a.m. anymore," Johnston said. "I've been doing this schedule for a little more than 12 years, and from time to time I thought a lot about my career as my son gets older, trying to find that life/work balance. This will allow me some more normalcy. It will allow me to be there in the evening for some important activities he is doing."
In addition to co-anchoring "Daybreak" weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m., Johnston also anchored the 5 p.m. newscast. She will remain on the air at WGRZ-TV through the ratings period in November. In December, she will start at First Niagara as its director of corporate media relations and first vice president.
Johnston started at Channel 2 in May 2000. She made her on-air debut the next month as "Daybreak" anchor, temporarily replacing Maryalice Demler, who was filling in for evening anchor Victoria Hong. During 12 years at the station, "Daybreak" rose in the ratings to become the top morning program in the Buffalo-Niagara market, according to station reports.
"Twelve years is a long time to wake up at 3 a.m., and to be on the air delivering the news as professionally and gracefully as Jodi has," said Jeff Woodard, WGRZ news director.
Johnston worked briefly at WIVB-TV Channel 4 as an associate producer and news update anchor, a job in which she worked the overnight shift. She also worked for a time at Adelphia Cable. Since 1999, Johnston served as an adjunct instructor in the communication studies department at Canisius College.
Johnston gave up a modeling job at IMG in New York to attend Canisius College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies and master's degree in education.
"My life has changed a lot in the last few years," Johnston said. "I have a son who is growing older, and I have wonderful roots in Western New York that I have established over the years. I'm from Buffalo. I love Buffalo. I've made the decision that I will raise my family here."
This year, according to Johnston, has been a "big year" for her son, who is in the third grade.
"He's much busier at night," she said.
Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec
Channel 2's Jodi Johnston takes job as banking exec
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Jodi Johnston
Jodi Johnston is co-anchor of "Daybreak."She joined the WGRZ-TV News Team in May 2000.
Jodi was raised and educated in Western New York.She received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Canisius College, where she continues to serve on the Alumni Board of Directors and Athletic Board of Directors.Jodi started her career in 1991 as a commercial spokesperson for several international companies and worked on numerous advertising campaigns.
Jodi began working in television news in 1994 as an associate producer and anchor of hourly news reports on the CBS affiliate in Buffalo.
Jodi has received many honors throughout her career including: the Governor's Award for Excellence in Communication 2001, induction into the Di Gamma Professional Honor Society, the Canisius College Marilyn Watt Communication Award, and the Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Beyond her work in television, Johnston also works as an adjunct professor of Communication Studies at Canisius College.She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation, the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo.
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