John Butler

john butler1 John ButlerJohn 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.


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators hold up roses while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blunt, McCaskill, Slay, Nixon Discuss Ferguson

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