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Jane Clayson Johnson

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Jane Clayson Johnson

Jane Clayson Johnson began her career in broadcasting at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. She is the former co-host, with Bryant Gumbel, of The Early Show on CBS and served as a network correspondent for The CBS Evening News and 48 Hours. At ABC News, Johnson covered national and international stories for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and Good Morning America. Her many assignments have taken her from Kosovo to Australia to Indonesia and have included the events of September 11th and its aftermath, the 1996 U.S. presidential campaign, and the OJ Simpson civil trial. Since becoming a full-time mother, Johnson has done occasional projects for Discovery Health and National Public Radio. She is a popular speaker around the country and this year published her first book, I Am a Mother. Honored with many journalism awards, including an Emmy and the Edward R. Murrow Award, she is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from Utah State University. A mother of two and stepmother of three children, Johnson and her husband Mark make their home in Boston.

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