The Eye Institute of Salus University is excited to announce Johnny Archer, reporter and anchor for NBC10, as the host for the annual ‘Looking Out for Kids’ charity fundraiser on November 12, 2022 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

Johnny Archer NBC Anchor“As a Philadelphia native, Johnny Archer has a strong knowledge of the communities we serve through our outreach initiatives, and we are looking forward to having his passion for the area present at our annual fundraiser," said Jacqueline Patterson, vice president of Institutional Advancement and Community Relations.

Archer joined NBC10 in December 2021 and is passionate about giving a voice to those who feel they are not being heard. As a reporter, he desires to tell truthful stories that inspire others to be better. He aspires to connect and build relationships with Philadelphia residents.

“I love the people of Philadelphia,” he said. “I might be a little biased because Philly is my hometown, but I think Philadelphians are some of the greatest people in the world.”

Prior to joining NBC10, Archer served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor at Miami sister station WTVJ NBC 6. Prior to that, Archer worked at KPVI-TV in Pocatello, Idaho, WHAS 11 News in Louisville, Kentucky, and NBC 5 KXAS in Dallas. He has covered various noteworthy stories, but his most memorable one entails flying with the US Navy Blue Angels in an F/A-18 Hornet.

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Archer attended Downingtown High School and Delaware County Community College. He received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University. When he’s not covering news, he enjoys cycling and adventuring outdoors. He also is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and enjoys volunteering at local community events.

‘Looking Out for Kids’ (LOFK) is an annual event that has helped provide funding for the University’s school vision programs, and recently expanded its services to support additional healthcare for children in need. Money raised at the fundraiser provides thousands of vision screenings to disadvantaged children on an annual basis, comprehensive eye examinations for hundreds of children who have failed the screenings and two pairs of eyeglasses each to underserved and underinsured children in Philadelphia and beyond through The Eye Institute's pediatric services. LOFK also supports the Pennsylvania Ear Institute’s pediatric hearing screening and hearing aid loaner programs.