Georgette C R Johnson, a Detroit native and veteran journalist, joins the Michigan Chronicle as executive editor and general manager, the paper announced this week, writing:
Johnson, a 30-year veteran journalist has expertise in marketing, community and public relations, crisis management, event planning, government, education. She also has experience in insurance and financial services.
She was first published in The Detroit News Sunday Magazine when a classroom essay was submitted by her English teacher. “I received a check for $50 and my life changed,” says Johnson. “I already had a passion for words and communicating but this opened up a whole new world of understanding and possibilities. I was hooked.”
Johnson has had a wide and varied career, inside and outside of journalism. She's working in print, TV and radio, and has been a marketer, communications director and even...
Johnson has Homeland Security training and certification through the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, which has been tested with successful results in the handling of everything from bomb threats to homicides to anthrax.
Sounds like she's well-prepared for a newsroom, then.