John Butler, a 35 year broadcasting veteran, joined the Voice of St. Louis as News Director in August 1995. Before joining KMOX, John held the position of News Director for 12 years at WSYR/WYYY/WBBS, in Syracuse, N.Y. Since coming to St. Louis, the KMOX News Department has won over 170 awards, both local and national for journalistic excellence, plus four national Edward R. Murrow awards.
Prior to joining WSYR/WYYY/WBBS, John began his broadcasting career in 1970 at WATR-TV/AM/FM in Waterbury, CT. From there he took the position of News Director at WOLF and later at WNDR in Syracuse. John worked as Anchor and Assignment Editor for WIXT-TV in Syracuse. He was also an Adjunct Professor at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
John makes it a point to be involved with the community and in tune with the needs of the public. He has been on the advisory board of many organizations including NBC Radio News, the American Red Cross, Korea-Vietnam Memorial Board, and The St. Louis Ronald McDonald House.
John, a native of Syracuse, is a graduate of Cambridge College in Boston with a degree in Communications. He also is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School in Forth Bragg, North Carolina and a Vietnam veteran. In his spare time, John enjoys outdoor activities. John is a member of numerous professional and private organizations.
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