Lizzie Johnson's Profile

The first writing tool I picked up was a surgical marking pen.

I was raised in an Omaha, Neb., suburb by a respiratory therapist and an oncology nurse. Biology is in my blood. But it isn't in my heart — my dad discovered that when I passed out during a pre-kindergarten vaccination.

Instead, I write.

I love a good adventure. I believe the best stories ARE adventures. As journalism moves into new territories, I want to be right there, reporting the entire way. I graduated from MU with a double major in journalism and political science in 2014.

I am now a reporter covering the East Bay for the San Francisco Chronicle. I have worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, the Omaha World-Herald, Investigative Reporters & Editors, El Sol de San Telmo in Buenos Aires and the Columbia Missourian.

I love long-distance running, cats and espresso.

Contact me:
@lizziejohnsonnn on twitter