Michelle Tyrene Johnson


Michelle is a reporter covering race, culture and identity for KCUR and as part of Sharing America, a collaborative reporting project with St. Louis, Missouri, Hartford, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon.

As a fourth-generation Kansas City, Kansas native and resident, Michelle has been a newspaper reporter, an employment attorney, a diversity and inclusion speaker, a columnist and is a local and national award-winning playwright. She is an author of three books about diversity and one book about her grandmother.

Michelle received her degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.