James Johnson

News & Information Director

James Johnson, a Poconos and Lehigh Valley local who began volunteering for Sunday's Weekend Edition in 2019, is proud to join WDIY as News and Information Director. Many clients, friends and strangers over his 25 year career in hospitality, sales and small business consulting have suggested he should be on the radio, so now he is with WDIY. He looks forward to bringing balanced journalism, engaging local and regional stories, and continuing the fantastic work of our valuable Volunteer hosts and writers, who contribute exceptional News and Public Affairs content to the listeners of the Lehigh Valley.

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WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic including good news with vaccines, bad news with cases, business and school openings, how to stay vigilant and safe after inoculation, plus what the future months ahead may bring.

WDIY News welcomes back Dr. Jeffrey Jahre of St. Luke's University Health Network for another coronavirus update on the facts surrounding recent COVID-19 variants, vaccine distributions, staying vigilant, and double-masking. 

WDIY's James Johnson and Dr. Jeffrey Jahre discuss St. Luke's receiving of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the first local vaccinations and vaccine distribution to other St. Luke's locations throughout the Valley, vaccine reluctance and community reasons why.

Daniel Roebuck / A Channel of Peace

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes with Dan Roebuck and A Channel of Peace's movie, Lucky Louie. Filmed in the fall throughout the Lehigh Valley, host James Johnson talks with the stars, crew, and Dan about the movie and the challenges of completing the production during a pandemic.