Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson serves as a host of Comcast Newsmakers in Greater Boston and New Hampshire. She is a three-time Emmy® Award-winning executive producer and TV and radio personality.

In 2013, Johnson started her own production company where she partnered with long-time co-host Billy Costa and NESN to create Dining Playbook, offering an inside guide to Boston-area restaurants and nightlife. Johnson also co-hosts the weekly podcast “Food for Thought.”

Johnson has played a TV reporter in films shot in Greater Boston, including the Denzel Washington movie “The Equalizer” and “Bleed for This,” a Martin Scorsese executive-produced biopic of Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza.

Johnson is involved with numerous charitable organizations. She is an advocate and rider for the Pan-Mass Challenge; and has hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro with Flying Kites, a nonprofit focused on transforming primary education in rural Kenya. She is a board member of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and Camp Harborview.  As a member of numerous nonprofit boards, Johnson has raised millions of dollars serving as an auctioneer and emcee. 

A Massachusetts native, Johnson is an honors graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Communications. She is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.

Videos hosted by Jenny Johnson

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education


Housing for Homeless Veterans


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