Alum Khari Johnson Wins National Award from America Online

February 25, 2013

IMPERIAL BEACH PATCH -- Khari Johnson of Imperial Beach, editor of Imperial Beach Patch, was honored Friday morning as one of the “best of the best” Patch employees during ceremonies in New York City. Johnson, a San Diego native educated at San Francisco State University, launched the fifth Patch in San Diego County in October 2010. San Diego County now has 13 Patch sites, owned by America Online. He previously worked for newspapers, magazines and websites in the Bay Area and San Diego, Colorado Springs and south Florida. Jon Brod, co-founder and CEO of Patch, made the announcement at Patch headquarters in Manhattan. Johnson won a cash award and plaque as a PROPS award winner — Public Recognition for Outstanding Patch Style.