Fox59 sportscaster Johnson leaving for new job

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He shoots, he scores but, wait—it’s a rare turnover on the relatively stable court of local television sportscasters.


WXIN-TV Fox59 waved goodbye this weekend to Jeremiah Johnson, who has covered sports at the Indianapolis station for nine years. Among his duties were hosting "Football Friday Night" and "Friday Night Fast Break." He also co-anchored "Sports Overtime" on Sunday nights.

“I’m staying in Indianapolis, and I’ll be producing Indiana Pacers pregame shows for Fox Sports Indiana,” Johnson told viewers.

The station has not yet announced a successor.

Johnson grew up in the northern Indiana City of Peru and graduated from Ball State University in 2000.

He previously worked at WYMT-TV Channel 57 in Hazard, Ky., and at WTWO-TV Channel 2 in Terre Haute.

Johnson also has been a sideline reporter for the IHSAA Champions Network. 

He told viewers the highlights of his time at Fox 59 were covering high school sports and Butler University basketball.

Besides Pacers coverage, Fox Sports Indiana carries Indiana Fever and Cincinnati Reds games.




  • Way To Go IBJ
    I side with the IBJ on this one. Jeremiah Johnson is a good sportscaster and it appears that Fox Sports and the Indiana Pacers also agree. Sports are not for everyone, but when it comes to Indiana High School Sports, the Colts, the Pacers, the Indians, the Fever, and Butler University Basketball, the Indianapolis Sports Market is what brought the Super Bowl to Indy, and hopefully it will again. I apologize to all Purdue, IU, and Notre Dame Fans, I felt diehards should not be included within my post.
  • Many readers do care
    Dear I Don't Care: We realize that some readers aren't interested in the comings and goings of TV news personalities in Indianapolis. However, those articles are among the most widely read on our site, so we will continue to publish them, along with hundreds of others on other topics. Thank you for reading.
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    Jeremiah Johnson comments on his move: http://goo.gl/Zl2T0j
  • Check yourself
    Who pissed on your cornflakes?
  • WHO?
    Jeremiah Johnson, aka LIVER EATIN' JOHNSON was a MOUNTAIN MAN of some renown. However, he's been daid fer over a hunnert yars now.
    Why is every other article on this website about some no-name small-time newsreader coming or going from some no-name small-time local news operation? Does anybody know who these people are or care about them?

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