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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).


Recent Articles
  • Small in numbers, big in faith, sisters building KCK shelter for women

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The non-descript red brick building sits in the shadows of Blessed Sacrament Parish in a working class Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood. The brick in stark contrast to the stone work of the stately old church. Inside, four nuns of a Brazilian order, The Fransiscan Sisters, Poor of Jesus Christ, work with volunteers to prepare soup and sandwiches for the twice weekly journey to about a half-dozen homeless camps. Among the volunteers is a homeless woman herself: […]

  • Crime rate down, NoVA believes efforts to assist community are working

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s homicide numbers are lower than they have been in decades. The Kansas City No Violence Alliance — a group of law enforcement and social services agencies — believe their efforts to target and to dialogue with criminal elements may be paying off. “Operation Ice Melt” might well be called “Operation You Had Your Chance.” When NoVA task force members raided a Kansas City home last Tuesday, the 54 people arrested there and elsewhere, had […]

  • Inmate grievances from slavery to bad shower shoes are heard in Kansas’ court of last resort

    TOPEKA, Kan. — If you think the state of Kansas owes you money, for whatever reason, there’s a “court of last resort.” It’s at the Kansas State Capitol. But get in line. You won’t be alone if you’re filing a claim with the state, and you won’t believe who’s in front of you. There are enough claims to keep lawmakers busy even when they’re not in session. Recently, FOX 4 watched as they tackled a full slate, including some “frequent […]

  • Independence School District finds fluent approach to teaching English

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In this multi-lingual, multi-national world and metro area, school districts face the growing challenge of mastering English, let alone mastering their other regular subjects. Now the Independence School District is trying a new approach, and says it may have hit on something. It’s a weekday ritual; buses pull up in front of Nowlin after the middle school’s students have started their classes. The buses loaded with elementary school kids rolling to Nowlin to master English as part […]

  • Canadian Royals fan flies in for World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals became America’s Team during the MLB playoffs. But as we know from a South Korean “superfan”, they also have a global following. Sung Woo Lee became a KC sensation during his two visits this past season. But the Royals also have other global fans who have taken up the team banner even though they have no real connection to Kansas City. One of them made it to Kansas City for the World Series thanks to a chance […]

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    Investigation: The quality of helmets and coaches essential to football players’ safety

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With thousands of metro kids playing in little league football programs as well as school district competition, FOX 4 News decided to investigate the quality of the helmets being used by teams. Head injuries have become a major issue in impact sports like football, so we asked school districts and independent little league programs to provide records of their helmet purchases, use, and maintenance. We wanted to know if the helmets conform to NOCSAE – The […]

  • Cheering for the Royals in the land of Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Usually team loyalty is geographic. Most of us love our Kansas City Royals because they’re our hometown team. But FOX 4’s John Holt found one loyal Royal out West with no special KC connection, except a love for a baseball and a certain Hall of Famer. Watch the video for the story of Pastor Ron Johnson of Refuge Community Church, who cheers on the Boys in Blue in Giants’ country.

  • As San Francisco radio station bans ‘Royals’ from airwaves, Kansas City sister station pumps it up

    MISSION, Kan. – After a San Francisco radio station banned a hit song inspired by the Kansas City Royals from its airwaves, one Kansas City radio station is planning on “pumping it up” to make up the difference. San Francisco radio station, 96.5 KOIT, announced Friday, that in response to listener complaints, they would be banning the popular song “Royals” by Lorde from their airwaves until the 2014 World Series is over.  It is noted that the international singer/songwriter got […]

  • Local high schooler chosen to sing National Anthem at Royals Wildcard game

    FOX 4’s John Holt spoke with 17-year-old Maggie Marx, a Shawnee Mission Northwest High School senior who was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Royals Wildcard game on Tuesday.          

  • 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 […]