Veteran Anchor & Reporter
John’s career snapshots include embedding with US troops during the war in Iraq. Field Anchoring coverage of the historic wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains. Documenting a return trip to Vietnam with veterans 50 years after that war. Reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Recording the journey of two East Tennessee veterans back to France 70 years after D-Day. Traveling to South Porcupine, Canada in pursuit of a story about the life-changing impact of a dog on his owner.
Among his first assignments after joining WBIR-TV in the summer of 2006 was returning to the Gulf Coast, where he reported in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and field anchoring coverage on the one year anniversary.