Bridget Johnson

Political Journalist


B.S., Criminology, California State University Fresno


  • Senior fellow specializing in terrorism analysis at the Haym Salomon Center in Northbrook, Illinois 
  • Veteran journalist with bylines in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico, and more


Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist who has covered world news and foreign policy for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico, New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, New York Observer, Washington Times, and RealClearWorld. She covers the Pentagon, the intelligence community, and the State Department for the Observer online, and serves as the D.C. bureau chief for PJ Media. She has also appeared on television and on the radio with outlets including Al-Jazeera, NPR, and SiriusXM. 

In addition, Johnson is a Senior Fellow specializing in terrorism analysis at the Haym Salomon Center in Northbrook, IL, and a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15, a homeland security risk management firm in the Beltway. 

Johnson began her career as an online editor at The Hill, where she wrote "The World from The Hill" column on foreign policy. Previously, she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. 

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