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KNBC Traffic Reporter Paul Johnson Dead at 75

141paulnbc.jpgPaul Johnson, morning traffic reporter for NBC4′s ‘Today in L.A.’, passed away Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer. From the station’s website:

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.

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