Janice Johnston

Janice S. Johnston

Senior Producer at ABC News

Location:
500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, United States
Company:
ABC News
HQ Phone:
(818) 460-7477

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Janice Johnston ’88 at Career Day
Moorestown Friends School - ABC News Producer Headlines Career Day - Moorestown Friends School Moorestown Friends School Emmy Award-winning producer Janice Johnston '88 was the keynote speaker at Upper School Career Day on February 20. She is currently the Coordinating Producer of ABC News Magazines and Specials, and she was recently honored with a Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists. At the beginning of her speech, Janice pulled an old notebook out of her bag: her MFS Senior Project journal from 1988. "For my Senior Project, I was a production intern at KYW- TV's morning talk show. What I experienced during that amazing opportunity has been more helpful in my current career than any class I took at Princeton or any seminar in law school," said Janice. A former practicing attorney, Janice has been with ABC News since 1998, where she has worked on 20/20 (her current assignment) and Good Morning America. While working with ABC News, Janice has earned four Emmy Awards and multiple Emmy nominations, as well as two George Foster Peabody Awards, an NAACP Image Award Nomination, and a National Headliner Award from the Press Club of Atlantic City. Janice explained to the students gathered in the Meeting House that prior to working in television, she was a corporate litigation associate at a law firm in New York. She spent a year serving indigent tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court, and she also worked as a speechwriter for Senator Bill Bradley. Janice then decided to transition to television, and she networked diligently until she was able to obtain a position at ABC. After describing her early career, Janice fielded questions from students and shared some of her more recent experiences: covering the Presidential campaign, shadowing a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and sitting with Keith Urban on his porch. In closing, Janice offered some advice: "Be engaged in the world around you. Janice Johnston '88 at Career Day Moorestown Friends School

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Janice S. Johnston, Esq. '92
2008 Daytime Emmy Award Recipient for Outstanding Morning Show - Good Morning America, ABC where she is a Supervising Producer

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Janice Johnston, Coordinating Producer, ABC News Magazines and Specials
Janice Johnston is the Coordinating Producer for ABC News Magazines and Specials. Janice Johnston, the Coordinating Producer for ABC News Magazines and Specials, did not plan to practice law, though she was open to it. Johnston, Kilpatrick, and LaBrie all practiced law, either during or after law school. It takes serious tenacity to transition from practicing law into other areas, says Johnston. And for Johnston, there are similarities to how she approaches producing stories to how a lawyer approaches a case.

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