Mary Johnson is a reporter/producer covering Murray Hill and Gramercy for DNAInfo.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla., Mary graduated with honors from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She has worked for city magazines in Fort Lauderdale and El Paso, Texas, and has written feature stories about drug treatment facilities, health care for women in Juarez, Mexico, and pre-deployment military training.
Mary has also worked as a reporter for the Hartford Business Journal and won awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Press Association for her work covering crisis communications strategies and the music industry. Mary also appeared in a business news segment three times a week on the NBC affiliate in Hartford.
After graduating with honors from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Mary worked in multimedia production at The Economist before deciding to hit the streets as a beat reporter for DNAInfo.
Mary and her husband live on the Upper East Side with their dog, an 80-pound rescue named Urban.
Fun fact: Mary wrote her master’s thesis about a Guns N' Roses tribute band. The lyrics to every song off the band’s first album are forever seared into her brain.