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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
  • Hancock and Kelley – The future of the Trump administration and a presidential visit to Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the political insiders discuss the General Michael Flynn plea and what it means for the future of the Trump administration.  They also discuss President Trumps recent visit to Missouri to talk about tax reform and who will be the winners and losers in the debate.

  • Trump stops in Missouri to tout tax plan

    ST. LOUIS, MO — President Donald Trump was back in Missouri Wednesday.  He spoke to a group of 1,000 invited guests about taxes at the St. Charles Convention Center just a short time ago. Missouri is where he actually kicked off his plans to reform the tax code just a few months ago.  Now, he`s hoping that the finish line is just a few days away. President Donald Trump’s visit to Missouri may be less about winning the support of Democratic […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Right to Work and the Republican’s new tax plan

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, local labor leader Bob Soutier is filling in for Michael Kelley.  The political pundits will discuss Right To Work in Missouri and when it might be on the ballot in 2018.  They will also take a closer look at the Republican’s new tax plan and which income group would be the biggest losers.

  • New initiative being spearheaded to reform criminal justice system to help felons gain employment

    ST. LOUIS – The old saying goes, “if you do the crime, then you do the time.”  But what happens when inmates get out of jail?  Former felons say they constantly hear from people that they need to “get a job” so they aren’t a drain on the system.  But, one of the main problems is many companies won’t even consider hiring a felon.  But that may not be a wise business decisions. That’s why many states and even local communities, […]

  • KSHE jocks share memories of 50 amazing years of radio

    ST. LOUIS, MO — In this day and age of media, radio stations seems to switch formats every few years. But one station in St. Louis has stood the test of time. KSHE 95 is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. In fact, the 50th Birthday is on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. It’s a big celebrations for the jocks, the musicians, and of course, the fans. Not only has the format remained consistent, but some of the DJ’s have also […]

  • Sugar addiction – Why carbs, not fats, are the problem

    ST. LOUIS – Some doctors say sugar may be the number one killer in America right now. That may sound like a stretch, but you can see why they make that claim. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity can all be partially attributed to too much sugar. Mike Morton had been an athlete most of his life. He thought he was doing everything right with diet and exercise, but then he suffered a heart attack just over five years ago. […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Trump’s tax reform and Prop P

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, a discussion of President Trump’s new tax reform policy and how it could impact everyone in the country.  Plus, a discussion about Proposition P that is designed to give raises to First Responders in the city of St. Louis.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Dysfunction in local government

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, a discussion about the dysfunction in local government. Local leaders are making a pitch to get Amazon to open the Second Headquarters here, but will the company come with so much bickering in government in the city and county. Plus, a look at the week in Presidential politics and the reaction to Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s press conference this week.

  • Senator Durbin says lawmakers have a lot to do in the next session of congress

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Labor Day parades always bring out the big-name politicians in the St. Louis area.  Today that person was Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with people in Belleville. While there he updated us on the big issues being debated on capitol hill in the coming weeks. Durbin said, “We`ve got to extend the debt limit, we gotta pass a budget, we cannot turn our backs on hurricane victims.  My idea is to put in a package, and […]

  • Trump pitches tax reform to ‘bring back Main Street’ in Springfield

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered his opening pitch on tax reform, framing the effort in populist terms by saying Republican plans to overhaul the tax code would be a boon for lower- and middle-class Americans. “We’re here today to launch our plans to bring back Main Street by reducing the crumbling burden on our companies and on our workers,” Trump said in Springfield, Missouri. “The foundation of our job creation agenda is to fundamentally reform our tax code for […]

  • Post Scripts – Politics and race in this week’s headlines

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts, it’s a panel discussion on politics and race. Host John Brown discusses President Trump’s recent comments about the violence in Charlottesville with Christopher Ave, the National and Political Editor at the St. Louis Post Dispatch. They are joined by Washington DC Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch to see how politicians from both sides of the aisle are reaction to the controversy. Aisha Sultan, a columnist at the Post Dispatch, joins the show […]

  • Post Scripts: Photo about crime in St. Louis goes viral

    ST. LOUIS – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Post photographer David Carson discuss crime in St. Louis and a photo that speaks volumes about crime in the Gateway City.