Leah Johnson joined 13WMAZ Eyewitness News as co-anchor of 13WMAZ Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Frank Malloy and Chief Meteorologist Ben Jones in May of 2006.
Frank said he felt an immediate connection with Leah during her interview for the position. He said, "I think we have found the perfect person to carry on the tradition of journalistic excellence combined with a strong desire to be active in the community."
Leah was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Hampton University in Virginia with a B.A. in Mass Media. After graduating and completing an internship at KCBS / KCAL in Los Angeles, Leah was hired as a reporter at a station in West Texas. Leah has also worked at stations in Mobile and Greenville, S.C.. Her work has put her at the center of several big stories over the years. She has covered hurricanes along Alabama's Gulf Coast and the capture of Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph in the North Carolina mountains.
Leah works with community service organizations including Big Brothers-Big Sisters and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Leah serves on boards of directors of Safe House and Crisis Line and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Georgia. She is also a co-host for 13WMAZ's annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
When 13WMAZ teamed up with Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Department of Labor for a statewide career fair in May 2009, Leah reported live from the floor of the Macon Centerplex, interviewing employers, city leaders and job seekers for a statewide audience.
Recently, 13WMAZ launched a community-service campaign called "Hero Central" which spotlights local heroes in the community. In our Hero Central segments, Leah works to bring viewers the stories of everyday heroes in Central Georgia who make a difference. If you know a hero or would like to be a hero, join our Hero Army on our homepage. Who knows? Maybe Leah will show up and share your story with the rest of Central Georgia.