Dave Johnson (sportscaster)

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Dave Johnson is an American radio personality.[1] He is the current sports director and morning sports anchor for 103.5 WTOP-FM in Washington, D.C.[2] Johnson first arrived at WTOP in 1989; left in 1992, but returned in 1995.

In addition to WTOP, Johnson is the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards, and host of the team's weekly television show. Johnson also regularly anchors Comcast SportsNet's news show Geico SportsNet Central.

Johnson also serves as the English-language television play-by-play voice of Major League Soccer's D.C. United on WJLA-TV, previously on Comcast SportsNet. Johnson has called the D.C. United games since the team and the league began play in 1996, and Johnson is known for his signature call "It's in the net!" when D.C. United scores.[3] Johnson was the play-by-play announcer for XM radio for several 2006 World Cup matches including the 2006 Final, and has covered soccer matches for ESPN.[4]

Johnson received an Emmy as host of the NHL's Washington Capitals Face Off television show and additionally served for three years as the sideline reporter for the Capitals' television coverage on Home Team Sports.

Johnson has also done television play-by-play of college football, NBA basketball, college basketball and lacrosse. He occasionally covers sports for WRC-TV.

Johnson graduated from Towson University, and lives in Maryland.


  1. ^ Steinberg, Dan (24 June 2008). "D.C. Sports Media Approval Ratings: Dave Johnson". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ John Ourand; John Lombardo (17 December 2010). "Ted Leonsis takes hands-on approach with Washington Wizards". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dave Johnson expected to return as D.C. United TV announcer but analyst undecided", Washington Post, Steven Goff, February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ DAVE JOHNSON, D.C United Play-by-Play Announcer, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Accessed March 1, 2017.

External links

  • Official WTOP-FM Biography

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