Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Charlie Baker’s alternative applies sick time only to larger firms

By Akilah Johnson , Globe staff

The GOP gubernatorial candidate wants only those companies with 50 or more employees to be required to offer paid sick time.

Why do you want to be governor?

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

Hear the candidates’ response to one of the simplest questions they’ll get on the trail: Why do you want the job?

Why do you want to be governor of Massachusetts?

By Akilah Johnson , Globe Staff

This one question, almost never asked, cuts to the heart of why the five gubernatorial candidates are campaigning.

Baker’s ‘sweetheart’ remark not a big deal to some voters

By Akilah Johnson , Globe staff

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker called a female journalist “sweetheart” on air during an interview.