Cory Johnson is a multimedia journalist and Report for America corps member covering George and Greene counties, Mississippi. He’s based in Lucedale.
Cory previously worked as an associate producer for Gray Television’s national investigative unit. He also served as a reporter and supervising producer for KOMU, mid-Missouri’s NBC affiliate. Cory’s work as a reporter for two community newspapers in Wauseon, Ohio, his hometown, was recognized by the National Press Club.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, he’s a member of the prestigious Rollins Society for having served impoverished communities throughout Missouri, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Peru, and Thailand. Cory is also a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors and an alumni of the National Speech & Debate Association. An Eagle Scout, Cory enjoys biking, camping, canoeing, and hiking. Outside of news, he’s worked as a bread slicer, gas station clerk, soccer referee, and train conductor at a historical village.