In June of 1996, Brad Johansen was named Sports Director and has now taken on the role of anchor for Local 12’s First At 4 broadcast. It’s a return of sorts for Brad, who held the anchor position for the 4:00 newscast years ago. Brad also co-anchors the 5:30pm newscast and the 10:00pm edition of Local 12 News on Star 64.
His broadcast career consists of more than 60 journalism awards, including 21 Emmy’s and a national Gracie Award in 2016 for his coverage of Lauren Hill. Brad has worked in Peoria, IL; Lansing, MI; San Luis Obispo, CA; Las Vegas, NV before coming to Cincinnati in 1992.
Brad completed his undergraduate work in 1984 at Bradley University with a double major in Speech Communications and Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Theater. In his senior year at Bradley, he was named the #1 speaker in the country, and was also a member of the #1 speech team in the country.
Brad is the TV play-by-play announcer for Bengals preseason and is the play-by-play announcer in college football, basketball and baseball for CBS Sports Network. He was the radio play-by-play announcer for the Bengals during the 2000-2011 seasons and has called Xavier basketball games on Fox Sports for 10 years. He has also called basketball games for both the University of Cincinnati and Miami University.