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 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 Capt. Jack Holt (Emily) and Katie Moes (Chad), Creighton University Nurse Practitioner Grad School.

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    Family launches web platform of gratitude in memory of son who died in Joplin tornado

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Will Norton was a young video whiz kid. His YouTube channel of whimsical, funny videos of life as a small town teen has nearly 12,000 subscribers. His videos have been viewed millions of times world wide. He was preparing to turn that hobby into a career, and had been accepted to a Los Angeles film school after graduation. But his graduation that May 22, 2011 would mark the end of his dream. On his way home to a […]

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    Metro school bus service under microscope in lawsuit and crash numbers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jerry Perfect remembers the October of 2014 moment as if it were yesterday. “Just a normal day, normal routine, till the phone rang,” he said. A call from his wife to alert him that his daughter Sarah, a senior at Ray-Pec High School, had been hurt in a bus accident while on her way with her teammates to a district volleyball match. “I was just frantic, continuously praying the whole way,” he recalled. Perfect found his […]

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    ‘Second Chance’ offers Missouri woman just that

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    Critics say violence isn’t limited to collisions on the gridiron at Arrowhead Stadium

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    On assignment in New York, John Holt finds the go-to baseball bar

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    Living the suite life at the ‘K’

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    With painful accident behind him, Dan Meers continues to delight fans as KC Wolf

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