Todd Johnson Named Chief Content Officer Of The Grio

Entertainment Studios today appointed Todd Johnson chief content officer of the company’s digital media platform, The Grio. Johnson is based at the Entertainment Studios New York City offices.
Johnson first joined The Grio shortly after it launched in August 2009, as a video journalist and reporter.

Johnson’s original video news features included highlighting exceptional talents such as ballet dancer Misty Copeland and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad before they became superstars. He later served as sports editor for The Grio.

Johnson has also provided reporting and on-air commentary for MSNBC, CNN and NBC’s Today.

While at The Grio, Johnson was promoted to managing editor, helping guide the news site through multiple transitions before it was acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in 2016.

Prior to his return to The Grio as chief content officer, Johnson served as editorial director of NBC BLK, a division of NBC News Digital.

Johnson is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.


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