John Holt


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

  • Private donations will spur educational growth in Blue Vallley schools

    Posted on: 4:18 pm, March 11, 2014, by

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The nearly $50,000 handed out in the Blue Valley School District on Monday morning didn’t come...
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  • Farmers and landowners say they’ve been “taken”

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    HOLT COUNTY, Mo. — Roger Ideker and his family farm 2100 acres in northwest Missouri, much of it adjoining the Missouri...
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  • Kansans unwrap state birthday present years in the making

    Posted on: 6:50 pm, January 29, 2014, by

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The business of state government in Kansas was ground to a halt on Wednesday, for 90 minutes...
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  • Bikers Against Child Abuse protect children and families

    Posted on: 3:47 pm, January 22, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When an abused child finds his or herself in the court system, facing the accused, it...
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  • Coffee shop owner wants singled out customer to return to her shop

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, December 27, 2013, by

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – A coffee shop owner wants a customer to come back! She claims he was unfairly singled out...
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  • Internet Insecurity: Your private life is more public than you think

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:39pm, November 18, 2013

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forgive Curtis Smith if he’s having a little “internet insecurity.” On a recent afternoon, Smith agreed...
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  • Small town drive-in jumps the digital divide

    Posted on: 4:24 pm, October 30, 2013, by

    OSAWATOMIE, Kan. – Osawatomie’s Midway Drive-In Theater didn’t win a new digital projector in a nationwide contest. But that won’t stop...
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  • FOX 4 duo brings home Emmy statues

    Posted on: 8:49 pm, October 7, 2013, by , updated on: 08:53pm, October 7, 2013

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – FOX 4 co-anchor/reporter John Holt and photojournalist/editor Jon Haiduk brought home the gold at last Saturday’s 37th...
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  • Combine derby could be town’s last

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, September 12, 2013, by , updated on: 12:07am, September 13, 2013

    HUMBOLDT, Kan. —  On a hot summer day, they are not a mirage. Along the main drag in Humboldt, Kan,...
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  • Midway drive-in doesn’t want ‘The End’

    Posted on: 9:49 pm, August 20, 2013, by

    PAOLA, Kan. – On a beautiful Friday night midway between Paola and Osawatomie sits a nostalgic sentinel of days gone by....
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  • Not your typical ‘summer camp’

    Posted on: 5:57 pm, July 16, 2013, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The metro’s population has grown by 500 for a few days. More than 400 college students...
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  • Identical twins give birth on same day

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, June 4, 2013, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They say they’ve done everything together growing up. Now, two Grandview, Mo., twins mark another milestone....
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