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John Holt joined FOX 4 News in 1994. He co-anchors “FOX 4 News at 5, 6 and 9 p.m.” John also serves as an investigative and special projects reporter for FOX 4 News.
John has won numerous awards including Regional Emmy’s for anchoring, news writing, investigative reporting, general assignment reporting, and feature reporting. Media Mix, a media professionals group in Kansas City, named John its TV Personality of the Year in 2000, 2006, and 2008. In 2015 The Heart of America Boy Scout Council named John a Ewing M. Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout.
John is also active in the community as a volunteer, including serving on the boards of the Head for the Cure Foundation, the KU Advancement Board, and the Kansas Bar Association Media-Bar Committee. He is a past board chair and member of Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports, and past member of the KU Alumni Association-Kansas City Chapter Board. John emcees and hosts numerous events for metro area charities, including Benedictine College, The University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Hospital, Blue Valley Educational Foundation and The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, to name a few.
He graduated from the University of Kansas Schools of Journalism and Law, and previously worked at WIBW-TV in Topeka and KSNW-TV in Wichita.
John and his wife Suzy are the proud parents of U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Jack Holt (Emily) and Katie Moes (Chad), Creighton University Nurse Practitioner Grad School.


Recent Articles
  • 30 years later, mystery remains in missing Leavenworth County teen’s case

    LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — Randy Leach would be 47 this year, perhaps a father, working a job, caring for his aging parents. Instead, 30 years later, he remains missing and an unsolved mystery to his family and friends. To law enforcement, he remains an open case with tips followed up on. But after his disappearance from a high school party early the morning of April 16, 1988, Harold and Alberta Leach grow weary, knowing time is running out for them […]

  • Bob Newton looks back on 34 years with Jayhawk Radio Network

    Bob Newton announced his retirement from the Jayhawk Radio Network last fall, and says the talk began even back then. “The basketball staff was already saying they needed to keep my career going as long as possible with a Final Four,” laughs Newton. Sure enough, he made it to San Antonio and at least one extra game. Newton is in his 34th year as the broadcast engineer for the network. You won’t hear his voice, but without his expertise and […]

  • Judge rules in favor of Missouri, Kansas landowners who say government is to blame for flood damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four years and millions of documents later, landowners in four states, including Missouri and Kansas, have won a major legal victory against the federal government. A Federal Claims Court judge ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to blame for recurrent flooding that damaged farms and property along the Missouri River in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. In all, 372 plaintiffs filed the mass action lawsuit in 2014, claiming they relied on flood control efforts […]

  • Facing unexplainable symptoms, metro women argue silicone breast implants made them sick

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As an active  runner, career woman and mother of three, April Zimmerman she decided to reward herself with what she dubbed a “mommy makeover” in 2012. “I was really proud of myself for getting in the best shape of my life,” the Lee’s Summit mom said. So she had silicone breast implants. In Overland Park, Valerie Lenie did the same thing, utilizing a new implant called a Mentor Memory Gel, the same brand implanted by Zimmerman’s surgeon. […]

  • Let’s talk: KC teens affected by suicide have honest conversation about fears and needs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teen and young adult suicides are an alarming fact of life. In just the first month of 2018, two students at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School took their own lives. Another student at Lee’s Summit West did as well. It’s alarming because the trend is a frightening one: In Missouri last year, health departments logged at least 17 suicides in the 19 and under age category in Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties. That total balloons to […]

  • Metro judge rules records will remain sealed in investigation into Kansas teen who disappeared nearly 30 years ago

    LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — A Leavenworth County judge ruled Monday the records in the case of a teen who disappeared nearly 30 years ago shall remain closed. The 46-page ruling by District Court Judge David King is a setback for Harold and Alberta Leach, who have long criticized the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s investigation into their missing son Randy Leach. The then high school senior vanished from a party in rural Leavenworth County in April 1988. The case generated numerous tips and […]

  • Retired sheet metal worker finds outlet for love of ‘tinkering’ with restoring juke boxes

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Darrel Rosebury has been tinkering on things since he was a kid. He started on toys, then lawnmowers, then motorcycles. He loves all things mechanical. Now as a retired HVAC sheet metal worker, Rosebury has found another outlet — and you don’t need to look any further than his living room, and his kitchen, and yes, his basement. Rosebury tinkers on juke boxes — a lot of juke boxes — shipped from all over for him to […]

  • Missouri lawmaker prefiles bill to change abuse reporting requirements for nursing homes

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state senator wants to change Missouri’s mandatory reporting requirements for nursing homes. As Fox 4 reported, Missouri law only requires suspected abuse and neglect cases be reported to the Department of Senior Services. But under the measure prefiled by Missouri Sen. Wayne Wallingford, law enforcement would also have to be contacted in sexual assault cases. Supporters, including a Mid-Missouri woman who’s relative’s rape went unreported to police, said cases can fall through the cracks. Read […]

  • New report finds VA has concealed mistakes and misconduct, letting bad doctors keep working

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New reporting shows the Veterans Affairs healthcare system has failed wounded warriors yet again. The VA let bad doctors keep working by concealing mistakes and misconduct. Fox 4 has highlighted this issue in Kansas City — our “Scars of War” investigation revealed the Leavenworth VA hospital hired physician’s assistant Mark Wisner in spite of warning signs that were either missed or ignored. Wisner was accused in dozens of federal lawsuits of sexually abusing the very veterans […]

  • Kansas parents who want to know what happened to their son before they die, ask judge to release records

    LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — A Kansas mother and father went before a Leavenworth County judge on Tuesday, asking him to release approximately 2,000 records related to investigation into the disappearance of their son in 1988. During the hearing that lasted half the day, Alberta and Harold Leach’s attorney argued that Leavenworth County should release the records because of the Kansas Open Records Act. The Leaches have said they just want to know what really happened to their son before they die, […]

  • Missouri senior citizens fall through cracks in reporting law

    SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — Maribeth Russell is angry. She and her family trusted a Mid-Missouri nursing home to take care of her 93-year-old relative. “Loved her family, she was just a jewel,” she remembers. But when she and her husband got the call that Martha (not her real name) was on her way to a hospital back in 2010, that secure world was shattered. She was described as “disoriented” and in “obvious pain’ with “significant bruising on her arms,” according […]

  • Healing House founder had journey of healing herself before helping others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When she tasted her first drink at 12, Bobbi Jo Reed had no idea that her journey of the next few decades would take her full circle. She grew up in a seemingly normal family. Her dad was a police officer and her mom stayed home. A “Leave it to Beaver” like family from the outside. “It was very chaotic,” Bobbi Jo remembers. A lot of screaming, a lot of cussing, a lot of beatings when […]