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John Holt joined FOX 4 News in 1994. He co-anchors "FOX 4 News at 5 p.m." and "FOX 4 News at 9 p.m." John also serves as an investigative and special projects reporter for FOX 4 News.

John has won numerous awards including Regional Emmys for investigative, general assignment, and feature reporting, and in 2007 won a Regional Emmy for his anchoring. Media Mix, a media professionals group in Kansas City, has named John its TV Personality of the Year in 2000, 2006, and 2008.

John is also active in the community as a volunteer, including serving on the boards of the Head for the Cure Foundation, University of Kansas Alumni Association Kansas City Chapter, and the KU Advancement Board. He is a past board chair and member of Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports. He is also a member of the Kansas Bar Association Media-Bar Committee. John emcees and hosts numerous events for metro area charities, including Benedictine College, The University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Hospital, 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 1st LT Jack Holt (United States Army) and Katie Holt (Creighton University Grad School).

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Recent Articles
  • SungWoo Lee makes inaugural visit to Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals biggest fan from South Korea arrived in Kansas City earlier this week for the first time, and on Thursday he got to experience another first. SungWoo Lee has been a Royals fan since the ’90s, but being from Seoul, South Korea has only seen the Royals play on TV and had never been inside Kauffman Stadium. While the club tried to complete a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road, SungWoo got the […]

  • Derrick Johnson helps students kick off the school year in style

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If it’s pre-season football time, it’s also back-to-school time. Once again this year, Kansas City Chief’s all-pro linebacker Derrick Johnson is joining the two as part of his “Defend the Dream Foundation” teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to kick off the school year in style. Kids had fun whacking the Oakland Raiders’ helmets on Thursday and it was even more fun when they had a chance to hang out at Arrowhead Stadium’s “Sports Lab” […]

  • Missouri state senator files bill to block social security numbers to guard against identity theft

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Independence Democrat Paul LeVota saw our Fox 4 News investigation in May on Missouri death certificates posted on-line, he had a thought. “We shouldn’t be helping the criminals come up with the social security numbers,” he said. LeVota was referring to the Missouri Secretary of State’s practice of posting death certificates 50 years and older, with social security numbers fully readable. “That is the key for identity theft right there,” LeVota notes. “Take that social […]

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    “Head for the Cure at the K” will send Royals into All-Star break raising awareness

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals and Tigers take the field for the final game before the All-Star break, they’ll share the diamond with an important message and cause. It’s the 6th Annual “Head for the Cure at the K” event to raise awareness and funds for the Head for the Cure Foundation. It’s a Kansas City based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and money in the fight against brain cancer, in the memory of Chris Anthony who […]

  • Retired Leavenworth colonel recalls Vietnam battle for survival and humbling honor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A 30-year-old Army captain finished up his watch duty and checked the call sheet in the hut to see who’s next. “I was gonna make sure I woke the right guy up,” he recalled of that moment, frozen in time. In a split-second, just six weeks into his first tour of duty in Vietnam, Roger Donlon’s world changed. Forever. With a flash of light. It was 2:26 a.m on July 6, 1964. “And I opened the […]

  • #Realtime social savvy consumers are the new frontier for businesses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Katie Griffith is a tweeter. And she doesn’t mind letting a business know if she’s not happy. “I told them that their service was bad…” she said on a recent night out. And when the business didn’t respond? “I didn’t like it, cuz I was like you should answer me if I’m talking about your service in your store,” she said. Griffith represents the new frontier for business, more accustomed to sending out marketing tweets, rather than […]

  • Investigation: Stolen from the grave, an identity lives again

    OSCEOLA, Mo. — Grace Bough remembers it, almost like it were yesterday. The call. From the owner of a fishing camp along the Osage River near Osceola, Missouri. “They loved to fish. And they went down and set up trout lines,” she recalled. It was March 9, 1963. Grace’s sister, Mabel Wilson, and Mabel’s husband Lee joined another Liberty couple on the weekend trip. They brought their kids. The Wilson’s six and 12-year-old kids (an older son stayed behind), and […]

  • Private donations will spur educational growth in Blue Vallley schools

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The nearly $50,000 handed out in the Blue Valley School District on Monday morning didn’t come from property tax dollars, but private donations. FOX 4’s John Holt joined the Blue Valley Educational Foundation’s spring ‘Surprise Squad’ to hand out nearly $50,000 in Sunflower Grants. The grant winners will use the money for educational tools they want for their classrooms or schools. At Cedar Hills Elementary a $2,000 grant will fund books that demonstrate different types of […]

  • Farmers and landowners say they’ve been “taken”

    HOLT COUNTY, Mo. — Roger Ideker and his family farm 2100 acres in northwest Missouri, much of it adjoining the Missouri River in Holt County. “The river has become a way of life for most farmers up here,” he said. “Just the affects of being around it we all enjoy. But when the river’s flooding and taking your property it becomes an animal you really don’t like.” In 2011, that animal roared. Ideker figures all but 100 acres were under water when […]

  • Kansans unwrap state birthday present years in the making

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The business of state government in Kansas was ground to a halt on Wednesday, for 90 minutes at least. Battles over budgets and bills gave way to a festive celebration of the Sunflower State’s 153rd birthday, with a very nice “present” to unwrap. The moment was nearly 14 years and all of $332 million in the making. A state capitol makeover legions of lawmakers, leaders and four governors oversaw. Inside and out, restoring the Kansas capitol on […]

  • Bikers Against Child Abuse protect children and families

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When an abused child finds his or herself in the court system, facing the accused, it can be a frightening experience. They may feel intimidated, vulnerable, and scared. Yet, their testimony is often critical to the outcome of the case and to their ultimate protection. That’s where Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) come in. Chapters nationwide provide volunteer biker enthusiasts who join forces to escort and protect families, and children, involved in the court system. FOX […]

  • Coffee shop owner wants singled out customer to return to her shop

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – A coffee shop owner wants a customer to come back! She claims he was unfairly singled out by another customer who apparently was uncomfortable with his looks and mannerisms, and someone called the police. Lori Chandler of Take Five Coffee Bar said a customer complained to workers about the disheveled, homeless looking man who had bought some tea, but seemed shaky, and was nodding off in a booth. Some other customers were also apparently concerned. Chandler said […]