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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 & Kelley: New Republican Health Care Bill, Georgia Election, Hawley for Senate

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30 a.m. This week, the political pundits discuss the new Republican Health Care Bill, the outcome of the Georgia Congressional Election, and the growing support for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for U.S. Senate against Claire McCaskill in 2018.

  • Belleville man accused of shooting U.S. Congressman in Alexandria VA

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

  • Study says St. Louis area spends twice as much on services than other metro areas

    ST. LOUIS – A new report released Monday by the group, Better Together, had some sobering statistics that should make everyone in the region take notice. Their study found that St. Louis area municipalities spend nearly twice as much as other metro areas for basic services on an annual basis. City leaders say the numbers will likely get even worse if our region doesn’t take action. That’s why a new Task Force was announced today that will have the job […]

  • Post Scripts: James Comey testimony, Youth Sports Powerplex looks for new home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper national and political editor Christopher Ave joins FOX 2’s John Brown to wrap-up the week’s biggest stories. This week, they discuss the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the U.S. Senate intelligence committee with Washington, D.C. reporter Chuck Raasch. They also talk about the falling out between the city of Chesterfield, MO and Powerplex, a large baseball and softball development, and where the plans go from here with reporter Jacob Barker.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Comey testimony, Confederate monument removal, MO special legislative session

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30 a.m. Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, just one month after President Donald Trump fired him. Comey answered questions about the FBI’s Russia investigation, his private interactions with Trump, and his his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. Hancock and Kelley discuss […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Trump and Twitter, Paris Climate agreement, Jared Kushner, Eric Greitens

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30 a.m. The week’s topics include President Trump’s use of Twitter and the meaning of “Covfefe,” the exit of the United States from the Paris Climate agreement, Presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner now being  a focus in the Russia investigation, and  Missouri Governor Eric Greitens discussion of campaign donors.     […]

  • Post Scripts: Governor Eric Greitens and the Forest Park Confederate Monument Debate

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper national and political editor Christopher Ave and reporter Kevin McDermott wrap-up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s John Brown. This week, they are joined by Vic Faust who sat down with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to discuss campaign donor disclosures among other topics.

  • Post Scripts: Missouri Special Session

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

  • Missouri singer Neal Boyd discusses recovery after near fatal accident

    SIKESTON, MO (KTVI) – A world-class singer from Sikeston, Missouri is on the road to recovery after he was nearly killed in a car crash earlier this year. Neal E. Boyd burst onto the public consciousness in 2008 when he won million-dollar grand prize on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Boyd went on to tour the world, singing opera and attracting millions of music fans with his online videos. But that all nearly ended on January 21 on Interstate 55. Boyd […]

  • Union Station revitalization

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One of the most iconic structures in America is being reinvented again. It took two years to build the massive train station, which it remained for much of the next 70 years. It fell into disrepair after the trains stopped running, then reopened as a mall in the mid-1980s. The run of success was strong until the great recession and a lack of shoppers closed it down again. Now, local developer Bob O’Loughlin owns it and […]

  • Post Scripts: Federal Budget and St. Louis minimum wage

    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.

  • Post Scripts: Trump’s First 100 Days

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