Longtime North Texas reporter dies

DALLAS (AP) - North Texas television reporter Brett Johnson, known for his folksy style, has died. He was 48.

Dallas-Fort Worth television station KXAS reports that Johnson died Sunday at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth. He'd been admitted to the hospital after complaining of stomach pain. His family says he was diagnosed with pancreatitis, which led to other complications.

Johnson was a reporter at KXAS for 13 years. He joined KXAS after working several years at Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW. He previously worked in Waco, Wichita Falls and Oklahoma City.

He graduated from Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth and Stephen F. Austin University. He lived in Fort Worth.

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