Quitting the TV News Biz


WMAR Reporter Sherrie Johnson is getting out of the TV news business to become a mouthpiece.

 Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced that Johnson has been hired to service as public information officer for the county government.

Johnson will serve as the primary contact for media inquiries and will become the main spokesperson for Harford County government. She'll make $75,000 a year. 

"Sherrie Johnson's experience in television news and information gathering will be an asset to county government in our ongoing effort to communicate effectively with the public," Craig said in the news release. "She will be a great addition to our team."

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the media to provide timely and accurate information regarding county government," Johnson said. "From my past experience on the journalism side, I know that Harford County is an exciting place to work, and that Harford County government has been a leader in the state when it comes to pioneering innovative new programs and in promoting transparency and efficiency. I can't wait to get started and to be a part of this team."

She starts he new gig later this month.