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New Top Cop In Arlington

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 The city of Arlington has a new police chief. Will Johnson is being sworn in this afternoon at the Arlington Convention Center. Johnson is already familiar with the job –nearly a year ago he began serving as acting police chief when Theron Bowman was tapped to become a deputy city manager.

As interim police chief, Johnson led the Arlington police response to the tornado that struck the city last spring. Johnson has 18 years’ experience as a police officer and 16 years with the City of Arlington. As a city employee he’s worked in internal affairs, media relations, crime prevention, patrol, and as a bicycle officer.

Lauren Silverman was the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at KERA News. She was also the primary backup host for KERA’s Think and the statewide newsmagazine  Texas Standard. In 2016, Lauren was recognized as Texas Health Journalist of the Year by the Texas Medical Association. She was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Ebola for NPR in 2014. She also hosted "Surviving Ebola," a special that won Best Long Documentary honors from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI). And she's won a number of regional awards, including an honorable mention for Edward R. Murrow award (for her project “The Broken Hip”), as well as the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Awards in the radio category.