John is Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative, an eight-station consortium of public media newsrooms. He is also the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England, and appears weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR's news roundtable program.
Previously, he was Vice President of News forCPBN, and Host ofWhere We Live, twice recognized byPRNDIas America’s best public radio call-in show.You can also hear him as the regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He has worked as an editor at NPR in Washington, andreported for NPR and other national outlets on a variety of subjects.
As an editor, he has won national awards for his documentary work, and regularly works with NPR and member stations on efforts to collaborate in the public media system. As an instructor, John has held a chair in journalism and communications atCentral Connecticut State Universityand been an adjunct professor atQuinnipiac University. He is also a regular moderator for political debates and moderated conversations atThe Connecticut Forum , the Mark Twain House and Museum, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, The World Affairs Council of Connecticut and The Litchfield Jazz Festival.
John began his radio career atWDUQin Pittsburgh, his hometown.