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: Is the daily political news cycle getting out of control?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley “Extra”, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss the big stories of the week the seemed to fly under the radar. The big question: “Is the daily political news cycle getting out of control?” Watch Hancock and Kelley Sundays at 8:30am.

  • Is this a time to buy or sell a house the St. Louis market?

    ST. LOUIS – This is normally the time of year when people stop paying attention to the housing market because things typically go quiet. But not this year. The housing market is getting a lot of attention, and it’s not just low rates driving the conversation. Amanda Alejandro, the President of The Realty Shop talked with John Brown about the state of the real estate market in the St. Louis Metro Area.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Impeachment inquiry vote against President Trump

      ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders discuss the impeachment inquiry vote against President Donald Trump.  They will also discuss Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-For-All plan released this week, and the costs associated with it.

  • The St. Louis renaissance most people don’t realize is happening

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley “Extra”, a closer look at the building boom taking place in St.  Louis.  Why business leaders and investors say we are experiencing a renaissance in St. Louis, even though most people don’t realize it.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Should another Democrat enter the race for President?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders will discuss the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry, including the group of 41 Republicans who stormed a hearing room during testimony. They will also discuss the recent New York Times article debating if another Democrat should step forward and enter the Presidential Race.

  • Study: New St. Louis County Prosecutor spends $30,000 on food and travel

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley Extra, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss a recent Post Dispatch investigation into spending by St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell on meals on a St. Louis County credit card. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has conducted a study of Bell’s expense records during his first nine months in office. They say he spent more than $30,000 on food and travel. That is about over two thirds more than his predecessor […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Winners and losers from the 4th Democratic debate

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts talk about the controversy surrounding President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments regarding aid for Ukraine.  They will also break down the fourth Democratic debate and who were the winners and losers.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Is it possible that both Trump and Biden are in the wrong?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders will discuss the impeachment inquiry about President Donald Trump. They will look at the possible impeachable actions, along with possible wrongdoing by Joe Biden. The big question: “is it possible that both sides are in the wrong” and will it affect them both in the 2020 race?

  • Meet the Illinois man restoring vintage Ford Broncos

    HAMEL, Ill. – When you think of the most expensive luxury vehicles, the old Ford Bronco probably isn’t top of mind. But these vintage vehicles are suddenly the hottest vehicles at auto auctions and selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fox 2’s John Brown gives us a look at why they are suddenly so valuable.

  • State Auditor Nicole Galloway explains why she’s running for governor

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is the only Democrat and the only woman to be elected on a statewide ballot. She hopes that her success thus far translates into a win for the highest elected office in Missouri. Galloway announced that she was running for governor in August. She says that her candidacy is entirely focused on giving “working families” a voice in Jefferson City. “If you are a well-connected insider in Missouri, you pretty much get what […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Political correctness is destroying our ability to communicate

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants will discuss the recent Democratic Town Hall on Climate Change. They will also discuss how political correctness is destroying our ability to effectively communicate.

  • Twitter account once owned by Russ Carnahan commandeered by young girl

    ST. LOUIS – A young girl from China has some of the biggest political heavyweights, journalists, and news organizations in Missouri following her Twitter page. At least, it appears to be run by a young girl from China, who often poses in bunny ears and other outfits generated by social media filters. So why are all these people following her? Because she has the Twitter handle @russcarnahan, the handle once used by the Missouri congressman. If you do a Google […]

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