Zach Johnson ’09

Zach Johnson '09
Zach Johnson '09

Class: 2009, Journalism & Mass Communication

Then: Ethos magazine (co-editor and writer); Trend (editor-in-chief); Delta Upsilon; Dance Marathon; TelSTAR; Meredith Apprentice; VEISHEA; Iowa State Daily (reporter and photographer); ISUtv (guest host); First Amendment Day; Leo Mores’ Society of Professional Journalists (vice president); Buchanan Hall (social chair)

Now: Senior Editor, E! Online (NBCUniversal)

In his own words: I was born in Denver in June 1987, and since then, I’ve lived in seven states. After editing my high school newspaper for two years, I began my freshman year at Iowa State in August 2005. I graduated in December 2009 and moved to New York two weeks later to intern for Us Weekly. I was promoted to assistant web editor in June 2010, and moved up the ranks twice more in the next three years. In August 2013, I accepted a senior editor position with E! Online. I’m a big fan of going to the movies, spinning at Soul Cycle and volunteering for charity: water.