John Knicely is thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest and to be part of the outstanding news team at KIRO 7. John co-anchors KIRO 7 Eyewitness News from 4:30-7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. And you can catch his reports from the field most evenings at 5 p.m.
John has covered numerous major news stories in Western Washington. John was on the anchor desk for KIRO 7’s breaking news coverage of deadly shootings at Seattle Pacific University and Marysville Pilchuck High School. He reported live from Harborview Medical Center as victims arrived from the Ride the Ducks crash on the Aurora Bridge. John co-hosted the 2014 Seahawks Super Bowl Championship Parade live from Westlake Center. And he got the thrill of flying with the Blue Angels for Seafair and proudly notes that he didn’t get sick or “fully” pass out.
John is an award winning journalist who loves to tell stories that impact people’s lives. As mentioned John was part of the Ride the Ducks crash coverage that won a 2016 Emmy. John has won 2 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and another regional Emmy Award for Breaking News Coverage. He also co-hosted an Emmy Award winning Thanksgiving Day Parade. John won numerous Associated Press Awards while starting his career at WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky. That includes the three consecutive years he won Best Reporter by the Kentucky AP. John won 2 RTNDA of the Carolinas awards as an anchor/reporter for WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After Charlotte, John worked as a reporter for KTVT in Dallas, Texas. Then he anchored mornings at KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri.
John’s cross-country journey has brought him and his wife Melanie, to Seattle. They are thrilled be a part of the Pacific Northwest. John loves participating in anything athletic outdoors, from snowboarding to cycling to flag football.
John is a proud graduate of Baylor University and a die-hard fan of all Baylor Athletics. Sic’em Bears!
John is active in his church and believes giving back to his community is important. He has participated in numerous mentorship programs including Big Brothers Big Sisters. John has also given his time to organizations such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and American Diabetes Association.
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