Cierra Johnson

Cierra Johnson is an anchor and reporter with NBC4.

Central Ohio is home for Cierra. She attended Gahanna Lincoln High School, where she was an active member of WGLH, the school’s nationally recognized student television program. After graduating from Gahanna, Cierra attended Ohio University where she studied broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

She joined NBC4 after working at KNTV in San Francisco. While there, she was a morning reporter and anchor for various newscasts. Cierra previously worked at WBNS as the station’s first ever multimedia journalist. As the first in the role, Cierra shot and edited video as well as reporting stories on a daily basis. She has also worked as a reporter and anchor at WKBW in Buffalo, New York, and as a participant in the Scripps Apprentice Program at WCPO in Cincinnati.

Cierra has covered natural disasters including Hurricane Dorian in Jacksonville, Florida, record setting snowstorms in western New York, and wildfires throughout the Bay Area of California. She was also part of the NBC team covering the Golden State Warriors as they clinched the 2022 NBA Championship.  

Cierra also enjoys giving back to the community and is an active member of several local and national organizations. Cierra is a member of Junior League, a volunteer with Dress for Success, National Association of Black Journalists, Kitchen Kapers and a member of the committee that plans Wonderball, a fundraiser for the Columbus Museum of Art.

Cierra is an Emmy-nominated journalist, a 2020 participant in the Association of Health Care Journalists Cancer Reporting Fellowship and was recognized by Medaille College for excellence in journalism and community reporting.

When she’s not working or volunteering, Cierra loves trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

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