Brian Johnson has been Sports Editor of the Shawnee News-Star since 2019. This is his second stint at the News-Star after serving as assistant sports editor from 1989-2002. Between the two stints Johnson was sports information director and communications coordinator at East Central University in Ada. During that entire time he still resided in Shawnee. Johnson's main focus is high school sports with some college sports as well. In his younger days, Johnson played soccer, baseball and basketball. Johnson received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah (1988) and obtained an associate's degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla. (1985).