Before you ask... it's Greek. And, so is Johnson (via translation). It's a long story... Soterios Johnson seemed strangely drawn to the news, even as a young child.
As a kid he would lull himself to sleep listening to WCBS NewsRadio 88. "As a kid, I always wanted to be in the know... and to spread the word," he says. In high school, Soterios worked at a small FM station in his hometown in New Jersey, followed by a four-year stint as an undergraduate at Columbia on WKCR, New York. He was an Associate Producer at Newsweek On Air and worked in the field of science journalism for several years. He earned his master's degree at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.
Soterios Johnson appears in the following:
Monday, April 27, 2020
WNYC Morning Edition host Richard Hake has died. WNYC's former Morning Edition host Soterios Johnson and current WNYC host/reporter Shumita Basu brought their memories of him to air.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Soterios Johnson will host his final Morning Edition broadcast tomorrow. Here, he takes calls from listeners and shares a rare tape of his 9-year-old self on the mic.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
As law enforcement reflects on what caused panic over the false reports of an active shooter at John F. Kennedy Airport last Sunday, a security expert addresses the confusion.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Groups which purport to be foreclosure-prevention or loan-modification firms are actually bilking customers out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
The most visible cop in America is turning in his badge at a time of unprecedented turmoil between police and communities of color.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Your landlord might be charging you too much, and WNYC wants your help figuring that out.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
This summer, WNYC and its partners are measuring heat and humidity in un-air-conditioned apartments in Upper Manhattan. It's not about the weather. It's about public health.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
An in-depth look at the moment that sparked the modern gay rights movement.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Voters in New York will have a chance Tuesday to help decide which party controls the House of Representatives after November’s elections.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The author of "Mannahatta" took a good look at historical maps and discovered a surprise.
Friday, June 03, 2016
As Michelle Obama gives the commencement address at City College in Manhattan, the City University of New York is struggling with overcrowded classes and aging facilities.
Friday, June 03, 2016
The three-week long NY Biennial put on by the New York Philharmonic brings contemporary and modern classical music to New Yorkers.
Friday, May 27, 2016
A new exhibit at the Guggenheim explores the life's work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, an artist who defied every boundary.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Baryshnikov Arts Center presents early works by Merce Cunningham, including a dance that hasn't been seen or performed in more than 50 years.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton now look even more likely to go head to head in November.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
A plan to phase out aging, smog-generating trucks that jam Newark's Ironbound district replaced just over 400 trucks out of the thousands that travel to Port Newark every month.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The legendary author and activist Jane Jacobs said during a 1962 WNYC broadcast that urban planning shouldn't start with 'What's nasty here?' but rather, 'What's missing here?'
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Musicals based on 'Waitress,' 'American Psycho,' and 'Tuck Everlasting' are now on Broadway. Theater critics from WNYC and the Daily News review the latest adaptations.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Advocates for victims of child sex abuse continue to push for changes to New York state laws severely limiting the amount of time a victim has to file charges.