Kelli Johnson is living her ultimate dream by living and working in Los Angeles. The Arizona native began her career in journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. However, her desire to enter the field started years before when she got up early to watch the weather report on the morning newscast to pick the proper outfit for the day or to watch the latest happenings in the world of sports watching Stuart Scott on ESPN’s "SportsCenter."
Before her senior year in college, she took an entertainment news internship with ABC7’s George Pennacchio where she fell in love with the City of Angels. During her senior year in college, she reported for ASU’s student newscast "Cronkite NewsWatch," where she discovered her passion for weather forecasting.
After graduating from college, she took a pause from news to work in the hospitality industry, working at well-known resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona and West Hollywood.
She then moved to Bakersfield where she worked as a weather anchor and multimedia journalist (MMJ) at KERO-TV. She also worked at CW6 Phoenix as a host and MMJ, and at FOX 5 San Diego where she pioneered the station’s digital-only newscast on weekend mornings.
She is thrilled to have made it back to LA and cherishes the diversity of the city. Kelli loves the NBA and is a diehard Clippers fan, as coined by family members, colleagues and Steve Ballmer himself. Having grown up watching Kobe Bryant, she uses her "Mamba Mentality" to honor his legacy through her work. Overall, she considers Kawhi Leonard and Shaquille O’Neal her favorite all-time players, with a soft spot for Charles Barkley and the early 2000s Detroit Pistons. In terms of the future, she looks forward to what Terance Mann and Brandon Boston will accomplish.
She also has a passion for bodybuilding and loves to compete, so if there’s a local gym, hiking trail, or new fitness trend she should check out, please send recommendations her way!
The latest from Kelli Johnson
Nikki Alcaraz: Missing Tennessee woman found in California
Nikki Alcaraz, her boyfriend Steven Tyler Stratton, and their dog had been missing since May 6.
Good Day LA's Amanda Salas announces engagement
Good Day LA's Amanda Salas is engaged!
'Vanderpump Rules' star Raquel Leviss’ parents ask for help from FBI amid death threats
Federal authorities may soon become involved in one of the biggest scandals to rock reality TV. Raquel Leviss and her family have reportedly received death threats online and over the phone.
Suspect arrested in wrong-way crash on 110 Freeway that left taxi driver dead
Samantha Molina, 23, was arrested following a wrong-way crash on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles that left a taxi driver dead and two others injured early Friday morning.
Shannon Sharpe’s LA home burglarized: report
Thieves took off with an estimated $1 million worth of designer bags, jewelry and watches from Shannon Sharpe’s home, according to a report.
Taxi driver killed, 3 injured in wrong-way crash on 110 Freeway in South LA
The driver of a taxi was killed and three others were injured following a violent wrong-way crash on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles early Friday morning.
Disneyland Resort shares sneak peek of Pixar Place Hotel
What was once known as Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim is getting a new look and a new name.
California's Ontario International Airport sees tourism boom
The Inland Empire is seeing a surge in tourism and more travelers are opting to fly into and out of the Ontario International Airport.
Bryce James, Lebron James’ youngest son, leaving Sierra Canyon: report
Bryce James, the youngest son of LeBron James, will reportedly transfer to Campbell Hall.
Lil Wayne cuts LA show short due to low energy crowd: ‘We work way too hard for this s---'
Lil Wayne's "Welcome to Tha Carter," tour had an apparent underwhelming finale in Los Angeles.