Johnny Dodd
Johnny Dodd

Johnny Dodd

Johnny Dodd is a staff writer at PEOPLE Magazine, who primarily writes human interest, crime and sports stories. For more than two decades he has covered some of pop culture's biggest, most tragic and most talked-about stories—and interviewed a wide assortment of A-list celebrities, extraordinary everyday people, thugs and even the occasional heroic family pet. He has appeared on Today, Extra!, CNN and numerous episodes of Investigation Discovery's PEOPLE Magazine Investigates. He has also written three non-fiction books that have been translated into numerous foreign languages. His writing and reporting has earned over a dozen national and regional journalism awards.
Edward Lake was heartbroken after the tragic deaths of his three children — Daniel, 9, Harry, 5, and Milly, 2
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Identical twin sisters Amanda Caston and Julia Baldree gave birth within the same hour on the morning of March 28
Authorities are still trying to determine if the 37-year-old victim was hit by another train after being pulled off the subway platform
Doug Thron is using his infrared drone to find dogs and cats amidst the rubble in bombed-out Ukrainian towns
High school art teacher Renée Forrestall, 60, stumbled upon the same pair of roller skates she’d spent countless hours on as a teenager thanks to Facebook Marketplace
Toddler Ryker Webb was reportedly sheltering in a shed when he was discovered by a family checking on their cabin
Darren Harrison opens up to PEOPLE about how he pulled off a midair "miracle" after his pilot lost consciousness and their plane was diving toward the ocean
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In a small Georgia town hit by hard times, a local couple has opened their hearts and home to kids in need
"Pediatric cancer is rare — you're not supposed to have neighbors whose children also have it," says Melissa Bumstead, who "knew I had to do something"  
Darren Harrison opens up to PEOPLE about how he pulled off a midair "miracle" after his pilot lost consciousness and their plane was diving toward the ocean
In a small Georgia town hit by hard times, a local couple has opened their hearts and home to kids in need
"Pediatric cancer is rare — you're not supposed to have neighbors whose children also have it," says Melissa Bumstead, who "knew I had to do something"  
"I just kept thinking, 'This can't be real. There must be some mistake,'" says Tina Ennis
Three years after Angela Green disappeared and her husband refused to speak with police, her 21-year-old daughter Ellie continues hunting for answers
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A robotic meal assistant created by Jon Dekar enables 10-year-old Tenley Stoker to eat with independence and dignity
"Just saying 'thank you' didn't seem like enough," Brittany Berrie, founder of The Adopted Closet, says of her cousin's offer to cover her adoption fee
"We can't change what's happened," says Ed Waites, 54, "but all we can do as brothers now is to make up for that lost time"
The multi-medal-winning Paralympic athlete — born with numerous birth defects caused by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986 — is focused on inspiring others like her to compete and succeed
Bass Reeves, a U.S. deputy marshal, arrested over 3,000 fugitives during his career in the nation's "most deadly" region, a historian tells PEOPLE
Horses kept Randy Hook out of trouble in his crime-plagued Los Angeles neighborhood. Now he and his friends — known as the Compton Cowboys — are inspiring a new generation
Amid the massive success of his 1993 album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, Meat Loaf spoke to PEOPLE about the highs and lows of his career
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Shaun White opens about his journey to compete in his fifth Olympic Games in Beijing next month
Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White opens up about his relationship with actress Nina Dobrev
During an interview about her new memoir, Lindsey Vonn tells PEOPLE that she's "looking forward to a positive and healthy relationship"
Lindsey Vonn opens up about her decades-long battle with depression — and the tactics she uses to stay on top — in her new memoir Rise
A rare disease left Doug Lindsay bedridden for more than a decade — and when doctors could offer no answers, he became his own researcher, scientist and surgical pioneer
When coronavirus killed single mom Cindy Dawkins in August, her two oldest children vowed to raise their younger sisters: "We're taking this one day at a time"
It took six years before Leah Paskalides could adopt the teen, who had been under her care while in the foster system