Behind the scenes
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on North West Tonight?
On 19 December 2013 the news team were recorded live as the 18:30 show was broadcast.
It was the day Lee Rigby's killers were convicted of murder and a large part of the show was broadcast from the soldier's home town of Middleton.
Roger co-presents North West Tonight with Annabel Tiffin. He also appears on the lunchtime and late evening bulletins.
Roger was born near Stoke-on-Trent and worked at BBC Radio Manchester earlier in his career. He has also been a news presenter on the BBC News Channel.
A versatile broadcaster, Roger joined North West Tonight from another of the BBC's regional news programmes - South Today.
He has also worked as a football commentator and reporter for BBC Sport - appearing on Match of the Day and Final Score. He worked with Match of the Day at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Roger has won or been nominated for several Royal Television Society Awards.
He studied at the University of California at Berkeley - as part of an American Studies degree. While there, Roger also worked part-time for ABC Radio in San Francisco. He joined the BBC in 1994.
Annabel Tiffin presents North West Tonight with Roger Johnson and also presents the lunchtime and late evening bulletins.
She moved to the North West in the 1990s and is proud to say she has now lived here longer than she lived in the South.
Annabel came to the BBC in 2003 from ITV in the East Midlands. For the past four years she has also been hosting the region's Sunday Politics calling political heavyweights to account. She has been a member of the North West Tonight team since 2003 as the producer and presenter of the late news at 10.30pm.
Before that she worked in radio and TV in the Midlands, but was always desperate to get back to the region,
I enjoy good food, good wine and supporting one of the region's biggest football teams - though won't say which one!"
Dianne presents the weather forecast on North West Tonight. Before her days in BBC Weather she enjoyed seven years working at BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1 alongside Steve Wright and Simon Mayo. She joined BBC North West Tonight after studying at the Met Office College.
Since 1994 she has been working as a weather presenter on TV and radio. Dianne has been nominated for Best Regional Presenter at the Royal Television Society Awards and she has worked as a reporter for BBC Sport covering the Great North Run and the Manchester 10k.
Away from the BBC she is in demand hosting award ceremonies such as the North West Sports Awards, the North West Tourism Awards, the National Training Awards, The Teaching Awards, and Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards.