Bridget Johnson


  • Veteran journalist who has contributed articles and analyses to newspapers and magazines around the globe.
  • Senior fellow at the Haym Salomon Center in Northbrook, IL, where she specializes in terrorism analysis
  • Covers the Pentagon, the intelligence community, and the State Department for the Observer online
  • Contributes to PJ Media as its D.C. bureau chief and to NPR as a participant in various roundtables


Bridget Johnson is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is a veteran journalist who has contributed news articles and analyses to dozens of publications worldwide, including 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 is the D.C. bureau chief for PJ Media.

Johnson is also 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. She has myriad television and radio credits to her name, including Al-Jazeera, NPR, and SiriusXM. 

She first came to Washington to be 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

Whether interviewing former Mexican President Vicente Fox or U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad, talking about campaigning with Rudy Giuliani or Kiev politics with boxer Vitali Klitschko, Bridget digs deep with her global network of sources to make the news come alive. 

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