At WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, John was a three-time SPJ Florida Anchor of the Year finalist and two-time Emmy nominee for On-Camera Talent.
As weekend anchor at WWSB, John wrote much of his own copy, with what one colleague called "heart and brains." Compliments don't get any higher.
John's weekend duties at WWSB included producing, writing and video editing the sports segment. One of his Emmy nominations at WWSB was for sports anchoring.
Cold in west central Florida is a relative thing. Though many visit the state to escape cold weather, small doses of it here do good deeds.
Covering news in Florida eventually means covering mosquitos. WWSB was not a live shot crazy station like many are, but John did enough of them to stay in practice.
The birthplace of a new Major League Baseball season became more than that for a Brandenton woman who went to a game and came home with a larger family.
John did a story for WWSB about a local veterinarian's office trying a stem cell therapy. In this story, we meet a Bernese mountain dog six weeks after the procedure.
You rarely see wheelchairs on beaches for at least a couple of reasons. Sarasota County began a program aimed at making the Gulf of Mexico wheelchair accessible.