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Johnson, Jeff - August 6

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President/Executive Producer/Creative Executive at Jeff Johnson Enterprises, Inc. - JJE

Jeff “JJ” Johnson is a trusted media professional and Emmy Award winner whose dedication to the television, radio and film industry is evident in the positions he has excelled in, the enthusiasm he exudes, and the sheer joy he has in connecting with his audiences and colleagues.  Through these efforts “JJ” has quickly has become one of the most recognizable personalities in the highly competitive Atlanta media market and the Southeast region.

While at WPCH-TV(Peachtree TV), JJ was the Executive Director of the “Department of Community Interest”.  Peachtree TV serves the 8th largest media market in the country. “JJ” served as the “face” and “heart and soul” of the station in the Atlanta community.  He  served as host and Executive Producer of the Sunday morning show “JJ on Atlanta” and the Community Interest quarterly specials “CI: Atlanta” as well as host of such notable community events like "Screen on the Green"!

“JJ” has played a key role in broadcasts and game day presentations of the Atlanta Braves by opening every game and welcoming Braves fans in the contiguous 48 states and Canada to the broadcasts to providing fans with important and entertaining Braves information and interviews with players and staff.

Before coming to Atlanta, “JJ” was the “face” of Capitol Broadcasting’s WJZY in Charlotte and had been a popular arena announcer/host for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Bobcats as well as a much-sought-after host for major events.  He has been featured in numerous national, regional and local TV and radio commercials and educational and developmental home videos for families.  He is also been featured in movies made for the big screen and television.

Jeff started Jeff Johnson Enterprises, Inc. in 2005. “JJE” is a “Content Driven” media development company who believes that positive, productive partnerships with others in the field can help ensure success in our rapidly evolving industry.  Currently, JJE has a number of projects going that you will see on TV and the big screen very soon.

In addition to his movie, television and radio work, “JJ” is a motivational speaker.  He has spoken to hundreds of schools, civic and professional organizations on the value of a good education and the importance of having a positive outlook on life.

“JJ” excelled in school as a student leader and athlete.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and completed graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  In the sports arena, “JJ” played football on both the high school and college level and was a nationally ranked discus thrower.  He also competed as a professional snow ski racer.  He is an accomplished vocalist and musician, playing a variety of instruments including guitar, saxophone, keyboard and percussions.

His twitter profile sums “JJ” up perfectly: Believer in God, Motivator of People, Friend to All, Lover of life, Observer of Things, Bringer Together of Talented People, Purveyor of Passion, A Daymaker

In “JJ”’s own words, ““I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having the love and direction of all my family and the many wonderful people I’ve met along the way.  It’s been a great ride so far and it isn’t over yet!  Stay Tuned!”

For more on JJ, check out these websites:

www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-johnson-%22jj%22/13/aa3/18b

www.getjeffjohnsonnow.com


Presentation Videos

Jeff Johnson: Asking Adults for Career Help

Jeff Johnson: Making a Good Impression

Dave Walker and Jeff Johnson Talk to Grady High 9th Graders


 

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