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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 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.


Recent Articles
  • FOX 4 investigation leads to happy helmets, happy teams

    KANSAS CITY,  Mo. — As part of a FOX 4 News investigation last fall, area schools and youth football leagues were asked to provide records on their equipment, with a focus on helmets. Our goal was to check to see if schools and youth programs were using helmets certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). If a helmet has the NOCSAE seal of approval, it’s been tested and certified, according to the Overland Park based […]

  • State lawmakers work to put Missouri drug store image out of business

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tourists come to Missouri for its rural splendor and urban charm, but Missouri has something else to offer that many argue is feeding a silent epidemic. Mike Ginter remembers the lowest point. “This is where you end up. This is rock bottom, waking up every day with 20 other people in the same position,” he says as he shows you the Missouri River, beneath the I-229 Bridge near downtown St. Joe, Missouri. Ginter managed a phone […]

  • Revocation Reality: Simply suspending a driver’s license isn’t always enough

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Trenolone at least remembers parts of the violent crash, but not the moment. “I do not remember the actual impact,” he said. He pulled out after stopping at 55th and Raytown Road, a four-way stop, and never saw her coming. His next recollection after being T-boned by the hit-and-run driver: “…a fireman with his jacket over my head, and he was actually telling me jokes to keep me calm. And I could hear them cutting […]

  • FOX 4 investigates human sex trafficking in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Janine Montgomery remembers her painful teenage years in a suburban, middle class upper Midwest home. “I come from a good home, a very loving home,” she insists. But new to the town, and lonely, she admits she was vulnerable. So when a 13-year-old supposed “friend” talked her into going from a mall to a house party to meet her “twenty something” boyfriend, Janine balked, then went. Once there she felt uneasy. Older men, smoke in the […]

  • Following investigation, Missouri death certificate archives getting a black out

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office is doing an about-face. The office, through spokeswoman Laura Swinford, says it “has already begun the process of redacting social security numbers from death certificates that are at least 50 years old and have been transferred to the State Archives as historic documents.” When Fox 4 News discovered last fall that old Missouri Death Certificates were available to all online, with SSN’s clearly visible, our investigation revealed the state was alone. […]

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    Blunt beats Kander in early political poll

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It didn’t take long. One day after 33-year-old Democrat Secretary of State Jason Kander announced he’ll take on Republican one-term U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a new poll is out showing he has an uphill climb; at least an early one. Remington Research Group conducted the poll in the hours after Kander’s announcement on Thursday, February 19. It shows that the Army veteran trails the Republican incumbent by 13 points. Blunt polls at 49%, Kander at 36%, […]

  • School lunch pros hungry for law change

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Each school day, more than 30 million students take part in the school lunch program subsidized by the federal government. But each day, school nutrition professionals argue, too many of those students are left hungry, and foods they don’t like are left in trash cans. “It’s created some of the healthiest trash cans in the nation,” jokes Brad Kramer, Food Services Director for Grain Valley, MO schools. He’s only half-joking. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act […]

  • 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 […]