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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
  • 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.

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis Medium Security Institution A/C and how St. Louis County Police handle MetroLink security

    ST. LOUIS – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Tony Messenger and Fox 2’s John Brown discuss air conditioning at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution and the St. Louis County Council calling for an independent investigation into how St. Louis County Police handle MetroLink security.

  • Former security guard remembers ‘Riverport Riot’ as Guns ‘N Roses returns

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been more than a quarter-century, but Guns ‘N Roses is finally coming back to St. Louis. Many people remember the July night in 1991, when the Riverport Riot made headlines across the nation. Here’s the back story in case you need to refresh your memory: The band was performing the song “Rocket Queen” when lead singer Axl Rose got agitated with a fan near the front taking pictures. He asked security to stop the man, Bill “Stump” Stephenson, […]

  • Post Scripts: GOP still trying repeal Obamacare

    ST. LOUIS – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Chuck Raasch and Fox 2’s John Brown discuss Donald Trump, Jr. may be called before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer.

  • How being ‘Internet famous’ became a full-time career

    ST. LOUIS – When many people were growing up, the dream jobs were doctor, teacher, singer, or Hollywood star. But times have changed. But according to a survey from First Choice, the most recent list of dream jobs for kids has “YouTuber” at the top of the list. It may not seem like a career for many adults, but there are big bucks to be made. In fact, 8 of the 10 celebrities for millennial teens are YouTube creators. “The number of […]

  • Post Scripts: Trump voter fraud probe and Illinois Budget

    ST. LOUIS – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Kevin McDermott AND Fox 2’s John Brown discuss Trump’s voter fraud probe and Illinois Budget.

  • Missouri voters still strongly support term limits

    ST. LOUIS – Twenty-five years ago, this November, voters in Missouri decided to make sure our state lawmakers weren’t career politicians.  An overwhelming vote put limits on how long our elected officials could serve in Jefferson City.  But after a quarter of a century, some of the key players in that effort are now questioning if it was the right course. “In a perfect world, I say they should go away”, says John Hancock, a former legislator and candidate for Secretary […]

  • Post Scripts: Republican health care plan

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This week on Post Scripts, host John Brown and political reporter Kevin McDermott from the Post-Dispatch take a look at the newest Republican Health Care Plan and what happens after the July 4th recess.

  • 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.