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HOST, Greater Boston and New Hampshire
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.