Marinda Johnson Gorman


Marinda Johnson Gorman began her media career in 2002 after only two years as an intern at a local talk radio station, Ms. Johnson was quickly promoted to the role of acting program director, while simultaneously producing two on-air programs and working as a news, weather, and traffic reporter and board op for Sacramento’s Westwood One/Metro Networks. In 2005 she made the move to television at KVIE where she started off as a Production Assistant/photo researcher and quickly advance to the role of Producer.

Ms. Johnson has continued to advance in her career working on numerous programs which include KVIE Arts Showcase, Studio Sacramento, Warriors with Wings WWII, African American’s in California’s Heartland: The Civil Rights Era, Seniors: Staying Sharp, Hidden History and many more. She has won numerous awards including 3 Regional Emmy Awards, and 10 Emmy nominations, 2010 Black Expo 30 under 30 Outstanding Young leaders Honoree, 2015 Alliance for Women in Media Examples of Excellence-Creative Talent.

Ms. Johnson takes the privilege of being able to create content that not only entertains but informs the public. She believes storytelling through public media is a vital resource in creating awareness and change, which can also give those that may not have a voice a platform to share their stories. Interacting with the public on a daily basis, Ms. Johnson is always in search of new opportunities to advance her skills and ability to reach more people, tell a better story, and take on a leadership role within her career for the future.