John was born in Kansas City, Kansas, just in time for the weather at 10:08 p.m. He has been interested in weather since he was three years old.
When John was three, a weak tornado passed through his neighborhood. From then on, he has been looking to the sky for the weather.
John spent time as a storm chaser while attending the University of Kansas. Following graduation, he made his way to Tupelo and started work at WTVA with both the Mornin' and Noon shows in September of 1989.
John is also a ham radio operator and speaks Croatian and Spanish.