John graduated with honors from LaSalle Institute, Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Oswego.
John has covered many big stories including the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Pope’s visit to America and has reported on a number of Presidential campaigns. However, his favorite stories involve helping people right here at home. John volunteers with a dozen local charities including, ALS, M.S., Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes, Hospice, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters to name a few.
He has won numerous awards for his television work and writing, including four prestigious Emmy Awards. He has been awarded “Columnist of the Year” honors from both the Associated Press and New York News Publishers Association and received the Business Reviews 40 Under 40 Award and H.V.C.C.’s ‘ Most Distinguished Alumni’ award.
John’s passion is writing and for nearly twenty years his Wednesday column in The Record and Saratogian newspapers has become a local favorite. He also writes a popular monthly column in Capital Region Living Magazine and is the author of three children’s books and three novels. John and has three children. He and his wife Courtney have five dogs, including three with special needs. They dedicate much of their free time to helping rescue shelters throughout the Capital Region.