John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.

Recent Articles
  • Blues’ unbelievable run playing out like a Hollywood script

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louisans are still on cloud nine after the Blues’ dramatic victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Many people have said that this season is playing out like a Hollywood script. You may have seen John Brown’s viral post from Tuesday night about what that script would look like. Here is a look at this most unlikely story, that may be even too bizarre for Hollywood fairy tales.

  • As Stenger awaits sentencing, Jeff Smith says what he might expect in prison

    ST. LOUIS – Life behind bars is difficult no matter what your background. But when you are a successful politician who ends up facing prison time, a whole new set of challenges presents themselves. Former State Senator Jeff Smith can attest to that but says there is life after lockup and you need to be ready to handle it all. Smith burst onto the St. Louis political scene more than a decade ago by running for Congressman Dick Gephardt’s seat. […]

  • Busch Stadium II seats in Indiana warehouse

    ST. LOUIS – Busch Memorial Stadium (aka Busch Stadium II) was demolished after the Cardinals’ 2005 season. Generations of fans sat in those seats, watching Cardinals legends like Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson, Mark McGwire, and others win title after title. Much of the old building is gone but plenty of memories remain. But this story begins at a pub in Florida, when a friend said, “You’re from St. Louis, right? My uncle has all the seats out of Busch Stadium […]

  • Local attorney explains indictment against Former County Executive Steve Stenger

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – St. Louis attorney Jay Kanzler was on-set with Fox 2 anchor John Brown Monday evening to discuss the indictment and charges former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is facing in federal court. Stenger was indicted this past Thursday for a pay-for-play scheme and is facing three counts of honest services bribery/mail fraud. If convicted, each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. One of the questions to be […]

  • St. Louis hosts Disney shareholders meeting

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis played host to one of the most high-profile corporate meetings on the planet Thursday. Executives from all over the world—and Disney fans—were glued to the news coming out of the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place in downtown St. Louis. And when you have some corporate mergers pending, big movie openings, and huge additions to theme parks, all eyes were on St. Louis. It’s one of the few shareholders’ meetings that […]

  • Local CEO says future of business is caring for your employees like they’re your kids

    CLAYTON, Mo. – One of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the St. Louis-area is a name you may recognize but know little about. The Barry-Wehmiller Company is transforming its workforce while also transforming business as we know it. And it all starts with Bob Chapman, the chairman, and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, who says that all business success starts with how you treat the people who work with you. The world headquarters for Barry-Wehmiller is based in Clayton, […]

  • Did you see a pool flying across sky in downtown St. Louis?

    ST. LOUIS – If you were in downtown St. Louis Wednesday, you might have seen a swimming pool fly across the sky.  A massive crane hoisted the pool into place on top of the historic International Shoe Building at Washington and 15th Street. The massive pool will be 60 feet long, 13 feet wide, and about 4 feet deep.  It was put in place ahead of the opening of the highly anticipated hotel called, “The Last Hotel St. Louis.”  “The […]

  • Teen with debilitating asthma gets trip to Orlando to run Disney 5K

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A teenager from the St. Louis area is proving that a debilitating health condition isn’t enough to keep him down. Jeremiah Boothe is one of the hundreds of people from the St. Louis area who are running through the Disney theme parks in Orlando during the annual Disney Marathon weekend. Jeremiah, 13, has had asthma his entire life and air quality in St. Louis can make it worse. Growing up he often felt alone and […]

  • McCaskill gives farewell address on Senator floor

    WASHINGTON DC – Senator Claire McCaskill gave her farewell speech on the floor of the US Senate Thursday, which is a tradition for outgoing members. McCaskill said while didn’t like the idea of giving a departure speech, she did so anyway because it is a Senate tradition. “I’m not a big fan of the concept but I want to respect the tradition especially since I’ve seen so many Senate traditions crumble over the past 12 years,” she said. And with […]

  • Concern over Medical Marijuana Amendment 3, has some questioning where the money will go

    Three issues regarding Medical Marijuana are on the November ballot.  One of those Constitutional Amendments is controversial because of how it`s structured and where the money would go if passed.  Amendment 3 has been getting criticized by public policy groups, health advocacy organizations, and even lawmakers.  But the driving force behind the proposed Amendment says there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Dr. Brad Bradshaw, a trial attorney, and physician from Springfield, Missouri, helped write the ballot language and […]

  • Voters to choose between 3 ballot issues on medical marijuana in November

    Voters in Missouri will have a lot to decide on Election Day, November 6th, including the possible legalization of medical marijuana.  There are three ballot issues on the ballot that deal with medical marijuana.  All three could pass, but only one will become law. In Missouri, and around the country, medical marijuana has been gaining support. In fact, 31 states now have some form of marijuana legalization, and Missouri could become number 32.  Missouri State Representative Shamed Dogan of Ballwin […]

  • Man rescued from trench collapse thanks first responders

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man who was trapped in a trench in south St. Louis County this past May had a chance to thank the first responders Tuesday. Carl O’Hearn said he was working in a trench for the Metropolitan Sewer District when the ground began to cave in, along with slabs of concrete crashing down around him, badly damaging his leg. O’Hearn said it happened quickly and there was not much he could do to avoid getting […]

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