Get to know John!
John has recently rejoined KWTX-News 10 after a 23 year absence. He graduated from Baylor University with a BA degree in Radio/TV and Film. John was student station manager of KWBU-FM his senior year.
John also played for the men's baylor soccer team and was a member of Kappa Omega Tau. He has worked at 8 Central Texas radio stations and two TV News departments.
He started in television anchoring the news on Good Morning Central Texas on KWTX then moved to anchor the 6 and 10 pm newscasts at News Ten for most of the 1980's John reported on Medical breakthroughs, covered the Republican National Convention in Dallas, conducted pre-Branch Davidian interviews of Vernon Howell (later – David Koresh).
He was live on air covering the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, interviewed countless top politicians and was known for heavy hitting interviews.
John was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fluent in Spanish. He is a Texas Licensed Court Interpreter, and from time to time will interpret for the Texas Attorney General's Office.
He has lived in the Waco area 38 years where he raised his family in China Spring. John's wife of 27 years lost her battle with brain cancer in 2005. John has three wonderful adult children.
The two oldest, own and run a Home Health Care Company, and the youngest is in his third year of Medical School in San Antonio. John is proud of his new twin grandsons born this summer in Austin!
John loves baseball, beekeeping with his 88 year old father and playing with his 100 pound Golden Retriever “Murphy”.