Founding Host, "1A," WAMU and NPR
Joshua Johnson is the founding host of “1A,” a national news/talk radio show produced by WAMU (Washington, DC) and distributed by NPR. Before joining WAMU, he co-created and hosted the nationwide public radio series, “Truth Be Told,” which explored race in America. Johnson also served for over five years as morning news host for KQED (San Francisco) and taught podcasting at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He began his career helping launch a unique partnership between Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, and The Miami Herald. Johnson is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.