A Black TV Reporter Takes a Long Dive Into DC News

From a Washington Post story by Courtland Milloy headlined “”Surviving Deep Waters’: A Black TV reporter takes a long dive into D.C. news”:

During his 45 years at Channel 9 in D.C., Bruce Johnson became one of the most respected and highest-paid TV news reporters in the country. By the time he retired in 2020, he’d won 22 Emmys and had his likeness included on the mural outside Ben’s Chili Bowl.

In his memoir, “Surviving Deep Waters,” Johnson, 71, writes about growing up poor and without a father in Louisville….At 14, he left home to study at a seminary. But he gave up on the priesthood, because “I was also drawn to those things that most 15-year-old boys crave: girls.”