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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
  • New roller coaster opening at Silver Dollar City next week

    BRANSON, Mo. – If you’ve been to a theme park in the past few years, then you know that roller coasters are getting more extreme. But a coaster opening next week at Silver Dollar City is getting worldwide attention because it is truly a one-of-its-kind coaster. Time Traveler is one of a kind for several reasons, including the “first drop” and the “spinning carts.” Brad Thomas, the General Manager of Silver Dollar City says this coaster is a game changer […]

  • Branson has become destination place for tourism

    BRANSON, Mo. – This is the time of year when we start thinking about vacations and finding someplace new and exciting to go. For the past few years, the New York Times puts together a list of 52 places to visit for that year. On the exclusive list for 2018 is a place only four hours from St. Louis. And for people in Branson, who have seen their small town grow into a world-class destination, this latest ranking is validation […]

  • Tour America’s #1 new attraction: Missouri’s ‘Wonders of Wildlife’ museum

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A new museum in southwest Missouri was recently named the #1 New Attraction in the entire country by USA Today. The man behind Bass Pro Shops is also the mastermind behind Wonders of Wildlife. But this new attraction in Springfield is just a taste of how Johnny Morris is transforming the Ozark Mountains right now. WoW spokesperson Shelby Stephenson says it’s hard to compare this museum to anything else you’ve ever seen. “Any other museum or aquarium […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Can a moderate run in this political climate?

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley on Fox 2, political analysts John Hancock and Braxton Payne discuss the Florida school shooting and what, if anything, can be done to stop the carnage. Host John Brown also talked with Senate Candidate Craig O’Dear about the race. The panel will discuss if an Independent Moderate can run a competitive race against the well funded left and right.

  • Beloved ‘Brady Bunch’ actor now calls Table Rock Lake home

    TABLE ROCK LAKE, Mo. – One of the biggest names in TV sitcom history left Hollywood behind and now lives in Missouri. Barry Williams, best known to television audiences as Greg Brady, first visited the Ozarks a few years ago and decided this is where he wanted to live. He spent the past six years performing the 70s Music Celebration on the Branson Strip, but is now looking forward to new adventures in his adopted hometown. Williams now owns a […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Gov Greitens’ budget and Trump’s Swiss trip

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the political pundits discuss the latest budget proposal from Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.   Some lawmakers say the actual budget won’t resemble his proposal, so the pair will discuss how they think the negotiations will shake out politically.  Plus, the pair will discuss President Trump’s recent trip to Switzerland and his comments about the American economy.

  • Greitens touts savings, but budget coming later

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ House Democratic Leader Gail McCann Beatty says she’s “disheartened” that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens didn’t address racial issues in his State of the State address. McCann Beatty after the Wednesday speech said it’s unfortunate that Greitens didn’t address concerns of protesters in St. Louis. Protesters took to the streets after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect. McCann Beatty also noted that Greitens did not mention backlash […]

  • 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 […]