Dave Johnson BIO:
With a strong passion for the Washington Wizards, and some caffeine as well, Dave Johnson keeps a busy schedule in his role as Senior Director of Broadcasting/Radio Play-by-Play Announcer and talent for Monumental Sports and Entertainment
Johnson is in his 16th season as the radio voice of the Washington Wizards. In addition Johnson manages the Washington Wizards Radio Network with nine stations from Maryland to North Carolina. On a daily basis Johnson produces a Wizards Report that is distributed to network affiliates and is a part of his blog, Daily Wizdom, found at www.dailywizdom.com. On a weekly basis Johnson helps create content for All Access, Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s weekly radio show.
On Monumental Network, Johnson is the host of several features including Fast Break, a preview of Wizards games, and Press Row, a discussion show with writers from SB Nation. Johnson is also a contributor to Wizards Magazine.
Johnson’s ubiquitous presence in the sports community is also due in part to his role as the television play-by-play voice of Major League Soccer’s DC United on Comcast SportsNet, and to an extensive history with televised soccer that includes appearances on ESPN and FOX Soccer Channel. Johnson also served as the play-by-play voice for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on XM radio, for whom he called over 20 matches, including the World Cup final in Berlin.
Among Johnson’s other career highlights is an Emmy Award for his work as the host of the NHL’s Washington Capitals “Face Off” television show. For three seasons Johnson also served as the sideline reporter for Capitals’ television coverage.
In addition to his work on Comcast SportsNet Johnson was also an anchor on FOX 5 in the nation’s capital. He also has an extensive play-by-play resume of college football, college basketball and lacrosse, and in the summer of 2006, Johnson served as a fill-in on Washington Nationals radio broadcasts.
Before breaking into sports Johnson was a disc jockey at several stations in Baltimore. His first job was at a station that played Sinatra music and then he went on to "spin records" at rock and country stations.
A graduate of Towson University, Dave and his wife Diane live in Annapolis, MD with their son, Pierce.