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Who is Bruce Johnson's wife? Meet the late news anchor's family

Molly Young April 4, 2022


Beloved news anchor Bruce Johnson, known for working at the Washington-based television station WUSA9, has sadly passed away at age 71, his wife Lori announced in a Facebook post uploaded on Sunday, 3 April 2022.

Johnson was a journalist and author who retired from his position as a news anchor in December 2020. His passing has left behind his wife, their three children and three grandchildren.

Meet the TV legend’s wife, Lori Smith-Johnson, who said that her husband died in Delaware and asked people for privacy during this difficult time, as per WJLA reports. We also explore further details about the rest of his family.

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Screenshot: WUSA9 YouTube video

Who is Bruce Johnson’s wife?

Beloved WUSA9 news anchor Bruce Johnson was married to Lori Smith-Johnson, his wife with whom he shared three children and three grandchildren.

His wife announced the passing of her husband via Facebook in a post on Sunday, 3 April 2022 that also stated:

“The family asks that you would respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

WUSA 9 reports that Johnson passed away due to heart failure on Sunday morning in Delaware.

As shown on her Facebook page, Lori Smith-Johnson began studying at Howard University in 1977 and graduated in the school year 1981.

She attended Woodrow Wilson High School and lives in Washington D.C.

More about Lori Smith-Johnson

Lori Smith-Johnson often uploads content surrounding her family on Facebook as she celebrates special dates such as birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and more with posts of appreciation.

On 15 August 2020, Bruce and Lori Johnson celebrated their 17 year anniversary as per a celebratory post online, suggesting that the pair married in August 2003 and have now been together for over 18 years.

It seems as though the couple would attend date nights together, as shown in a Facebook post uploaded in December 2021 whereby Lori Smith-Johnson shared details of her dinner outing with her “boo” Bruce Johnson as they celebrated her birthday during a meal at Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown.

Bruce Johnson’s wife also has a seemingly inactive public Twitter account (@lorikae7) and a privatised Instagram profile (@loriksj).

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Meet the late news anchor’s family

Prior to his unfortunate passing, @brucejohnson7211 had an active Instagram profile with a following of more than 6k users whereby he would upload posts featuring his family, personal life and work updates.

He is survived by his wife and their three children named Brandon, Kurshanna and Carolyn, as well as their three grandchildren.

Details of their children’s lives and education can be found among the couple’s online profiles. For example, Lori Smith-Johnson shared pride in their daughter after she received a Masters of Science in Athletic Training degree back in 2015.

Bruce Johnson congratulated his son Brandon on his marriage to his wife Terri in May 2018.

Explore more of the television legend’s social media as @brucejohnson9 also had a public Twitter page with over 19k followers.

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.