Erik Johnson is a fantastic meteorologist and a great forecaster. So, the people of Montana rely only on him when it comes to the weather. He has evolved as a meteorologist and journalist over the last 17 months at KRTV. But now, the budding meteorologist has announced his departure from the station. Erik Johnson is leaving KRTV to move to a bigger market. His regular viewers are curious to know where he is going next and if he will also leave Great Falls. Here’s what Erik Johnson has to say about his exit.
Erik Johnson to Depart KRTV
Erik Johnson grew up in Denville, New Jersey, and has experienced severe weather conditions. In 2011, it was hit by severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The local news channel even included his storm photos in its broadcast. This was the driving factor in pursuing a career as a broadcast meteorologist.
Johnson graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a communications minor. While attending the institution, he had the opportunity to chase lake-effect snow and learn from Oswego alumnus Al Roker.
Before graduating, Johnson interned with WIS News 10 in Columbia, South Carolina, and Spectrum News 1 in Syracuse, New York.
Johnson got his first job in January 2020 as a meteorologist at WFXV/WUTR in Utica, New York. After that, he briefly worked as a teacher in Avon, Connecticut.
In 2021, he relocated to Great Falls, Montana, and joined the KRTV news team. But now, Erik Johnson is leaving KRTV in February 2023. He will join Idaho News 6 in March to provide weather updates for Boise and Twin Valley residents.
Johnson’s last day at KRTV is February 26, 2023. After that, he will move on to Idaho’s bigger market, where he can forecast the weather more consistently.