So Long, Charley

Charley Johnson

We here at WDAZ-TV are sad to announce that veteran newsman Charley Johnson is leaving our airwaves.  This morning at a news conference in Fargo, Charley was introduced as the new head of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Charley has been with us for about a year and a half, and in those 18 months he’s been an absolute team player.  He’s been a mentor to all, and his philosophies and work ethic will leave a lasting impression on everyone in our newsroom.  But the way he lit up the room when he entered each day at 2:00 is what will be missed the most.  Newsrooms are a funny mix of humor and deadlines.  And storytelling.  And Charley was one of the best.  At all three.

Charley’s one of the good guys.  When people ask me about him, I reply with, “He’s the real deal.”  And his love of the Minnesota Twins and beer and digging for stories made him a great fit.  His last day at WDAZ will be May 31st.

Our loss is F-M’s gain.

Good luck, Chuck.

6 thoughts on “So Long, Charley

  1. I have been a Charlie Johnson fan for years. His professionalism and wonderful sense of humor will be missed. He is indeed the real deal. Good Luck Charlie!

  2. Ironic that Charley & I will both be done at WDAY/WDAZ. on the same day. You summed him up perfectly – one of the best! :)!

  3. He comes across to the viewers as a first-class guy who knows his stuff. He brought alot of credibility to WDAZ.

  4. Charley’s delivery of the news was always top notch! FM grabbed a great person for that job. His news anchor shoes will be hard to fill.

  5. I’ve always thought Charley was the top anchor in the valley. I didn’t think he was going to be a long term solution for ‘DAZ. But, it was great to have him locally for probably the final on air position of his career. Good luck Charley.

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