Steve Johnson covers entertainment and popular culture for the Chicago Tribune.
In a 20-plus-year career, Mr. Johnson has written columns for the paper about the Internet and popular culture, the media and family life. Most extensively, he spent almost a decade as the Tribune's TV critic, much of the time spent watching old "Who's the Boss" episodes in preparation for a (still-unpublished) reevaluation of the oeuvre of Tony Danza. He has also been a news and features writer for various sections at the Tribune.
Mr. Johnson was born in Chicago and grew up in New Hampshire, where, in an act that has left him with no residual bitterness, he was not selected for his high school's yearbook staff. He nonetheless earned a degree from Brown University and served internships at the Orlando Sentinel and the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune.
In his spare time, Mr. Johnson enjoys Texas music, pickup basketball, and writing about himself in the third person, with an honorific.