• August 20, 2016

Socal News AnchorCBU Alumna To Speak At Spring Commencement

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 21, 2016)—Local news anchor and reporter Amy Johnson ('90) will deliver both spring commencement addresses for California Baptist University on April 30. More than 1,400 students are expected to participate in two graduation ceremonies at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Johnson has worked as a general assignment reporter for the past 10 years for KCBS/KCAL and as a weekend morning anchor for the past three years.

Johnson, who grew up in Poway located in North San Diego County, said that from an early age she dreamed of becoming a television news reporter. Following in the footsteps of an aunt and a sister, she went to (then) California Baptist College on a volleyball scholarship. Johnson helped the Lancers win back-to-back Golden State Athletic Conference championships in 1988 and 1989. Johnson graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and went on to study broadcast communications at California State University, San Bernardino and San Bernardino Valley College, earning an associate degree.

Johnson said that writing for the student newspaper, The Banner, in her last year at CBU rekindled her dream of becoming a news anchor.

"[The college] was really the stepping stone that I needed," Johnson said in regards to her career pursuits.

Johnson has been married for 12 years to George Huggins, a former military pilot who now works as a civilian at Naval Air Station Point Mugu. They have two son—Jacob, 11, and Aaron, 9, and the family resides in Ventura County.

The first of two CBU commencement ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m., honoring traditional undergraduate students and all nursing students. Graduate and Online and Professional Studies students will participate in the 7 p.m. ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764.                             

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a private comprehensive institution located in Riverside, Calif. CBU offers more than 150 majors, minors and concentrations, as well as more than 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs. Affiliated with California Southern Baptist Convention, CBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities.