Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson has covered the state Capitol for Wisconsin Public Radio since 2004.

His stories can be heard regularly on WPR’s newscasts, he’s a frequent guest on the network’s talk shows and he’s an occasional contributor to PBS Wisconsin. Shawn has co-hosted three podcasts for WPR, including “The WPR Politics Podcast,” “Derailed” and “Mapped Out.” His stories have also been featured on National Public Radio.

Shawn worked previously for public radio station WUIS-FM in Springfield, IL, where he covered state government and rural affairs. Prior to that, he was an assistant producer and online producer for WBBM-AM in Chicago.

Shawn received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

You can reach Shawn at or follow him on Twitter @SJohnsonWPR.

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