EJ appeared in the movie "The Year of the Yao" (2004) along with Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
His father Ernie Johnson Sr., was a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Atlanta Braves play-by-play announcer.
From 1993 to 1996 EJ was an announcer for Atlanta Braves baseball games on SportSouth.
He joined Turner Sports in 1989.
EJ returned to Georgia in 1982 taking a job at WSB-TV in Atlanta as a general assignment news reporter. He became the station's weekend sports anchor and reporter 1 year later.
He worked as a news reporter at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
EJ began his broadcasting career in 1979 in Macon, Georgia, joining WMAZ-TV after graduating from college.
EJ had a job as the news and sports director for the radio station WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia.
EJ graduated from the University of Georgia.
He co-hosted Charles Barkley's now-defunct talk show, Listen Up!
E.J. did commentary of weightlifting for NBC's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
In 2002, E.J. was co-winner of the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host. It was the first time he had been nominated for a Sports Emmy.
On TBS, E.J. works as the studio host for their coverage of college football.
On TNT Ernie known as "E.J."
EJ and his wife, Cheryl, live in Atlanta and have two biological children (one son and one daughter) and two adopted children.
Two and a half years ago he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but will continue to work through June, then he will begin treatment. He announced on Inside The NBA back in Feburary he had the disease.
He is the play-by-play announcer for TNT's PGA Tour coverage.
Ernie has a segment at the end of on Inside The NBA called "E.J.'s Neat-o-Stat of the Night."