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Gavin Johnson

Public Relations Specialist

Gavin Johnson is the North Carolina Zoo's Information and Communications Specialist. His duties include writing news releases, conducting media and VIP tours, serving as an official zoo spokesman to the media, editing zoo publications and in production of the zoo’s syndicated television series "The Zoo FileZ."

Gavin joined the NC Zoo staff in February 2014, after spending nearly a decade as a television news reporter. Gavin spent six years at WECT-TV in Wilmington, NC and two years at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, FL. In 2013 Gavin won first place for Best General News, was runner up for both Reporter of The Year and Investigative Reporting among Division II stations as selected by news directors with the Radio Television & Digital News Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Gavin won Best Series and in 2010 he won Best Consumer Economics.

Gavin is a native of Waycross, GA and a graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications; Minor in Theatre from Augusta State University.

To contact Gavin Johnson:

By Phone

1.800.488.0444 or 336.879.7202

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North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205