Joe Johns

Joe Johns

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Joe Johns is a licensed attorney admitted in Virginia. Previously, he was CNN's Senior Washington Correspondent. He provided content on a wide range of issues for the network including politics, law and government. Joe served as CNN's Justice Correspondent covering the Supreme Court and the US Department of Justice. He covered the Donald Trump presidency from campaign annoncement in 2015 to his departure from the White House in 2020, and continues to cover the former president. He was responsible for covering a wide range of political and breaking news stories for the more


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CNN's Joe Johns Grills Kellyanne Conway on Goodyear's MAGA Hat Ban: "Is That a Reason to Boycott an American Company?".
By Tommy Christopher, August 19th, 2020.
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HQ&A: Joe Johns.
A conversation with CNN's Senior Washington Correspondent about his years at Marshall, the news media, political divisiveness, race relations, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the most memorable stories of his career.
Interview By Jack Houvouras.
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Hard Work Pays Off: NHS Scholarship Winner Shares Her Story.
D.C. CNN Senior Washington Correspondent Joe Johns moderated a conversation between Rodriguez and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). A group of philanthropists, corporate leaders, education leaders, and alumni gathered to listen and honor Rodriguez’s accomplishments.
December 2018.
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CNN's Joe Johns on Manafort.
31 July, 2018.
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CNN Washington correspondent Joe Johns was the keynote speaker at Thursday's Media Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Campbellsville University.
April 13, 2018.
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3 Questions: CNN's Joe Johns.
A visit to the Ohio Statehouse as a kid set CNN correspondent Joe Johns on a path to covering news in Washington, D.C.
August 2017 by Barry Goodrich.
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CNN's Joe Johns: Brennan Said There Was No Knowledge Of Collusion, Far Different From No Evidence.
Posted By Ian Schwartz, May 24, 2017.
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November 08, 2019. Donald Trump says he's not concerned about impeachment testimony so far.

June 07, 2019. Trump: Tariffs on Mexican imports indefinitely suspended.

March 20, 2019. US honors veterans, Trump attacks war hero.

July 8, 2018. Joe Johns interviews Fmr. Navy Seal Jake Zweig

July 8, 2018. Joe Johns interviews Dr. Darria Gillespie

June 21, 2018. SCOTUS: States can force tax on online shoppers.

November 27, 2017. The facts contradict the president

August 07, 2017. Trump marks 200 days as president.

May 15, 2017. White House tries to move on after Comey.

December 9, 2016. Trump's controversial pick for labor secretary.

August 15, 2016. Joe Biden makes campaign trail debut.

June 02, 2016. Clinton: Electing Trump would be a historic mistake.

May 20, 2016. Shooting near White House, U.S. Park Service says.

May 20, 2016. Secret Service shoots man near White House checkpoint.

April 06, 2016. Joe Biden makes campaign trail debut.

March 07, 2016. Clinton campaign says Sanders was disrespectful at CNN de...

February 17, 2016. Sanders and Clinton in a dead heat in Nevada.

February 13, 2016. Antonin Scalia known for sharp mind and brash demeanor.

December 22, 2015. Secret Service agent's gun, badge stolen.

November 19, 2015. House approves bill to intensify vetting of Syrian refugees.

October 15, 2015. Obama to announce delay of troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2015. Hillary Clinton targets Donald Trump in DNC speech.

August 27, 2015. Clinton jabs GOP views on women to terrorist groups.

August 25, 2015. Will Joe Biden run for President?

August 24, 2015. Is Biden leaning toward 2016 run?

July 10, 2015. Donald Trump's immigrant remarks cost him millions.

July 09, 2015. Donald Trump: RNC phone call was positive.

July 07, 2015. Are illegal immigrants working on Donald Trump'hotel.

June 16, 2015. Donald Trump: I'm running for President.

February 17, 2015. Texas judge blocks Obama's immigration action.

December 29, 2014. AirAsia pilot had over 20,000 flying hours.

July 03, 2014. N.C. residents prepare for Hurricane Arthur to hit.

August 28, 2013. Has Obama done enough for black Americans?

May 27, 2013. Colonel Lee Ellis, a former Vietnam POW, talks about Memorial Day and the recent veteran reunion.

April 22, 2013. Feds: Video shows brothers drop knapsacks.

April 16, 2013. Security intensifies across the U.S.

March 26, 2013. Joe Johns on Prop 8 oral arguments.

March 22, 2013. Abandoned baby adopted by rescuer.

October 31, 2012. Superstorm could complicate voting.

October 10, 2012. Should race play a role in college admissions?

July 31, 2012. Santorum on being vetted & convention.

June 26, 2012. One supreme court justice could make or break health care act.

February 2, 2012. Paul: Zero chance of my dropping out.

December 27, 2011. The year in politics 2011: Part II.

December 18, 2011. State of the Union Sound of Sunday with Joe Johns.

September 27, 2011. Joe Johns reports on the FBI's hunt for a rogue scientist.

June 20, 2011. Top official may quit in gun scandal.

March 31, 2011. Joe Johns Duffy's Office Says TPM Selectively Edited Video

November 18, 2008. Leah Edwards sat down to talk with Marshall University's 1980 graduate and CNN correspondent Joe Johns on his recent visit back to his alma matter.

2004 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner

Excerpt from "The Wizard Of Lies".

CNN's Joe Johns takes a closer look at the efforts across many states to restrict voting access.


  • Feb 2023
    Jan 2004


    Senior Washington Correspondent
    Congressional Correspondent

    Joe is responsible for covering a wide range of political and breaking news stories for the network.

  • Jan 2004
    Nov 1993

    NBC News

    Capitol Hill Correspondent

    Joe covered events on Capitol Hill, at the White House and at the Pentagon for more than 10 years.

  • 1993

    WRCTV 4


    Before joining WRC-TV, Joe was a reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte N.C.

  • 1983



    Before joining WRC-TV, Joe was a reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte N.C.

  • 1982


    Reporter & Anchor

    Joe began his TV career in 1980 at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, W.VA.


  • 2002

    American University in D.C.

    Law Degree

  • 1980

    Marshall University

    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

    Joe was a four-year scholarship track and field athlete and was inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003

  • 1975

    Columbus West High School

    High School Degree

    Joe was a star discus thrower.


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