NBC4 traffic reporter Paul Johnson died of a brain tumor Tuesday evening at his home, according to NBC Los Angeles. Johnson, who was 75, worked for NBC for 22 years as a weather and traffic reporter. He was known for his signature phrase, "Buckle up -- be careful there."
Johnson underwent brain surgery in January and remained off air while recovering. His broadcast career included positions at Los Angeles radio stations KZLA, KFAC, KUTE, and KIIS.
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Johnson's wife Nancy says the reporter died surrounded by family.