Robert Feder reports that Rob Johnson, who abruptly signed off in March as top news anchor at Chicago’s CBS-owned WBBM, has segued to a new career as a communications consultant.

Yeah, they used to call it PR.

Johnson announced this week that he has joined TechCXO, a firm specializing in temporary placement of senior corporate executives.

As a Chicago-based partner he’ll focus on marketing and communications.

In addition he’s also launched Rob Johnson Communications, offering media training, executive coaching, public relations, image building, crisis management and related services.

Before joining CBS 2 in 2006 Johnson spent eight years as weekend news anchor and reporter at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7.

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