Nicholas Johnsen
Nicholas Johnsen(he/his)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Nicholas Johnsen expects to graduate in December 2021 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Johnsen, who has reported for such Phoenix area newspapers as Wrangler News and North Central News, also has produced digital, video and audio content for multiple organizations. He is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

Latest from Nicholas Johnsen

Mom honors daughter by getting food, health care to underserved kids

MESA – After Joan Leafman’s daughter died of breast cancer, the Mesa woman started a foundation in her honor to provide food and health care to children in need. Today, Corbin’s Legacy helps operate a clinic in one Mesa elementary school, providing important screenings to underserved kids.

Grant helps Phoenix clinic expand mental health, substance abuse treatment for the underserved

PHOENIX – Terros Health has been awarded a $4 million federal grant to help expand mental health and substance abuse services for underserved patients and military veterans in west Phoenix.

Arizona counties grapple with equitable distribution of COVID vaccines

PHOENIX – Some Arizona counties continue to grapple with how to administer COVID-19 vaccines equitably, even as vaccination rates still lag among some people of color and in rural communities.

Programs tackle diabetes prevention in Black, Hispanic youth as cases surge

PHOENIX – New research shows a surge in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in youth, and some of the biggest increases are among Black and Hispanic children. One Arizona project seeks to prevent the problem with a nutrition and exercise program focused on Latino families.

Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

Marijuana no longer is just a wild herb grown in a garden. Experts say the way cannabis is grown today could harm a user’s mental health.