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John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Post Scripts: Lyda Krewson winner of the democratic mayor primary

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Kevin McDermott and Koran Ado wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown.

  • Post Scripts: President Trump’s speech to congress

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Chuck Raasch wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown.

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis Mayoral Race

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Tod Robberson wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown.

  • Westport Plaza revival sees jobs flowing into business district

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights has undergone a rebirth. Thousands of jobs are moving to the area, with additional developments soon to follow. Part of that growth is attributable to the new corporate headquarters of Worldwide Technology. That alone will bring approximately 1,200 jobs to Westport Plaza by the summer. Other companies are also moving in, with an estimate 500 jobs soon to relocate in Westport. Sherry Huibonhoa, president of the Maryland Heights Chamber of […]

  • Senator McCaskill visits U.S. Mexican border to see first-hand issues facing border patrol agents

    (KTVI) – A border battle is taking place along the U.S. Mexico border.  President Trump has repeatedly said that he wants to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. This week Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is touring the border to get a better idea of what the issues are.  She spent the last few days and nights with border patrol agents, seeing people come across the areas that are not secured. She says the numbers have dropped significantly […]

  • Post Scripts: Pam Hupp

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Robert Patrick and Fox 2 investigative reporter Chris Hayes wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown.

  • Walt Disney’s love for Missouri shows in his theme parks

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Most everyone knows that Walt Disney grew up in Missouri, but there are plenty of stories floating around regarding his plans for St. Louis that aren’t entirely true. Disney did love Missouri and that is evident in his theme parks. In fact, some local historians claim that Walt Disney based Main Street USA off his hometown of Marceline. “I don’t think there is any doubt that Main Street of Marceline is clearly the vision for […]

  • Post Scripts: Trump’s cabinet nominees

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Chuck Raasch wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown.

  • Warren’s moment galvanizes the left in battle over Sen. Sessions nomination for Attorney General

    WASHINGTON — Democrats searching for a new rallying cry might have Senate Republicans to thank for their newest line: “She persists.” In the hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans voted to prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking on the Senate floor, the Massachusetts senator took full advantage of what she knew was a moment that had energized the left — giving new momentum to protest movements like the national women’s marches that recently swept major US cities. […]

  • Historic vote confirms Devos as Secretary of Education, as Trump’s other nominees wait for hearings

    (KTVI) – After a long and divisive confirmation process, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education is voted in by the senate.  But it took a historical tie breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence to make it official. The vote for Betsy Devos took placed Tuesday afternoon after weeks of debate and delays by Democrats to try and halt the nomination from proceeding.  Two Senate Republicans joined the Democrats for a 50-50 tie vote.  That’s when Pence was […]

  • What does right-to-work mean for Missouri workers?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation into law Monday, making Missouri the 28th state to pass this sort of law. It doesn’t go into effect until August 28 and labor groups are still trying to get it on the ballot in 2018 so voters have an opportunity to decide the matter. There have been claims from both business and labor groups about what a right-to-work law will do, leaving people to wonder which set of […]

  • With bill signed, what now on the Right-to-Work fight?

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed right-to-work legislation into law Monday, making Missouri the 28th state to pass this sort of law. It doesn’t go into effect until August 28 and labor groups are still trying to get it on the ballot in 2018 so voters have an opportunity to decide the matter. There have been claims from both business and labor groups about what a right-to-work law will do, leaving people to wonder which set […]