Crystal Johns is the Director of Talent Development and Diversity for CBS News, where she is responsible for recruiting talent for the Division and for the oversight of employee development and mentoring programs.
In this role, Johns develops and maintains relationships with special interest and journalist groups to create unique partnerships that will benefit CBS News. In addition to strategic planning of special events targeting media organizations and various community groups, she is actively involved in the development of special advisory councils for the news division and for CBS Corporation.
Johns joined CBS News in 2006, after serving as coordinating producer for Allen/Nee Productions, where she headed projects for CNN Newsource. Before that, she was the special projects manager for the CBS-owned station WJZ-TV in Baltimore. While there, Johns was executive producer for the station's daily live talk show, "People are Talking".
Previously, Johns served as executive producer and producer for "Good Day", a talk show at WCVB-TV in Boston. Prior to that, she was a producer and booker for WJZ-TV's "People are Talking with Oprah Winfrey and Richard Sher". Johns began her career as an assistant public relations manager at WJZ-TV.
Johns is the recipient of numerous Emmy and National Association of Black Journalists awards. She is a member of several media organizations and was selected to be a McCormick Foundation Fellow.