The well-known and well-liked baritone-voiced Paul underwent brain surgery in January and remained off air while recovering.
Earlier this year, viewers flooded NBCLA with e-mails, phone calls and bags of letters asking where and why Johnson was off the air. Today in L.A. reported Johnson had a brain tumor. Once it was made public that Johnson was ill, the outpouring of support was truly amazing.
Johnson joined NBC4′s on-air team in 1988. Prior to that he worked as a reporter and announcer for a number of Los Angeles radio stations, including KXEZ, KSRF, KZLA and KIIS-FM.