Jeff Cole, the Fox29 investigative reporter known for secretly surveilling city officials, is airing a story tonight about where state Rep. Kenyatta Johnson has been laying his head. Johnson is expected to win the race for the 2nd City Council District in Tuesday’s general election.
Mark Nevins, Johnson’s campaign spokesman, said Fox29 filmed the candidate as he spent some nights at a house in West Philly this year. That house, in Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s district, is owned by Johnson’s fiance, Dawn Chavous.
“Congratulations to Fox,” Nevins joked. “They blew the lid off the story about a guy who stays at his fiance’s house.”
Cole's story is expected to be teased on Fox29's 6 p.m. broadcast and aired on the 10 p.m. broadcast.