Richard Johnson

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Richard Johnson is a native New Yorker who joined the Post in 1978 as a writer for general assignments and re-write. After five years, then-Page Six editor Susan Mulcahy hired him as a gossip reporter and when Mulcahy left in 1985, Johnson took over as editor of the column. After editing for 25 years, Richard Johnson left The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column for a job in Los Angeles. “Page Six” is still the city’s first read, whether on paper or screen, and somehow Johnson manages to be beloved and feared at the same time. His deft running of the global gossip page has spawned a spin-off glossy magazine. While New York gossip columnists have come and gone in the past year, Johnson’s Walter Winchell-like reign goes on and on. Frequent subject of Page Six, Ronald Perelman, called Johnson “a true NYC icon. He brought class and fun to this city and made Page Six the must read for everyone who wanted to be in the know.” Page Six has been a uniquely New York institution, a guidebook for the generations of the young and fabulous who have come to the city in search of fame. It covers not just A-list celebrities but all segments of New York society — like finance, fashion and real estate.


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