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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.


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    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.

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    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 […]

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    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.

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch tours Capitol as Democrats count votes

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court team whisked nominee Neil Gorsuch to the Capitol Wednesday in a packed day that amounted to one part victory lap and another part listening tour as Republicans try to gauge whether Democrats will attempt a filibuster. Top Democrats delivered a spitfire response to Gorsuch’s selection Wednesday, but the senators as a group remain far from unified. Liberal stalwarts stopped just shy of flatly calling for a filibuster of Gorsuch — instead sticking close […]

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    Trump move leads to confusion and chaos, but shows checks and balances at work

      WASHINGTON — Confusion and chaos.  It’s not the imagery one might expect from a President who promised to bring private sector competency to governing. But in temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending the Syrian refugee program, President Donald Trump and his team acted more like he did as a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants candidate than an orderly CEO, giving little direction to those expected to interpret and carry out orders that have real world consequences. “You have an extreme […]

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    Post Scripts: Soccer Stadium Bill pass St. Louis Board of Alderman

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

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    Post Scripts: Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th president

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

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    Hancock and Kelley: President-Elect Trump, the Media, and Staff choices

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- We are less than a week a way from the Inauguration, and our political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Mike Kelley, a Democrat, are discussing all things President-Elect Donald Trump. For more from our experts, be sure to tune into FOX 2 every Sunday at 8:30am and follow them on Twitter at @johnrhancock and @mskstl. You can follow moderator John Brown at @JohnBrownTV.