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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
  • Widow and KC Chiefs settle lawsuit over man’s death in Arrowhead Stadium parking lot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the eve of a trial in her wrongful death lawsuit against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jenni Van Winkle settled her case nearly five years after her husband’s death. A big Chief’s fan, Kyle Van Winkle and some family members attended a Chief’s home game against the Denver Broncos in December 2013. He was drinking, and disappeared during the game. Turns out he’d somehow gone back out to the parking lot and crawled into an unlocked […]

  • Sarah Palin coming to KC to endorse former Air Force pilot for Missouri’s US Senate seat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A retired B-2 stealth bomber pilot is banking on a big endorsement to boost his chances in the August primary for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. FOX4 has confirmed that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who also ran as John McCain’s vice president hopeful in 2008, will travel to Kansas City later this month to endorse Tony Monetti. No firm details are being released, but a campaign spokeswoman said a public rally as well as a private […]

  • Greitens signs bill changing abuse reporting requirements for Missouri nursing homes

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In one of his final acts as Missouri governor, Eric Greitens signed a flurry of bills Friday, including a mandatory sexual abuse reporting requirement for long-term care facilities like nursing homes. The measure was profiled as part of a FOX4 News investigation into abuse cases falling through the cracks, specifically a mid-Missouri case of nursing home rape. Read the full FOX4 nursing home investigation here. Under H.B. 1635, nursing and other group homes must report sexual […]

  • She’s not “The Bomb,” but a common household item triggered TSA alert

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gladys McGlon is a retired nurse practitioner, so traveling to see her grand kids is one of her favorite pastimes. In April, she was on her way to do just that. “I love those kids, I love going to Atlanta.” But Gladys almost didn’t maker her flight. While going through security at KCI, she was randomly checked for traces of explosives. Boom. TSA had a “hit” and Gladys found herself pulled aside for the pat-down. “What […]

  • Missouri woman grateful after lawmakers change abuse reporting requirements for nursing homes

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With time running out, Missouri lawmakers added a mandatory reporting requirement for long-term care facilities Friday. Under H.B. 1635, nursing and other group homes must report sexual assaults to law enforcement. Current law only required reporting to the state agencies involved. The news was just what Maribeth Russell had hoped to hear but was fearing she might not, again. “She is smiling down now,” said Russell, who has asked us not to reveal the name of […]

  • 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 […]