Emmy award-winning John Stehr joined the Eyewitness News team as co-anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts in July of 1995. He came to WTHR from CBS News in New York where he was a network correspondent. His duties included business and personal finance reporting for "CBS This Morning" and the "CBS Morning News." He was also an anchor for the "CBS Morning News."
John was a founding anchor of CNBC and, from 1989 to 1991, anchored business news for CNBC's "The Money Wheel." Before that, he was a news anchor and reporter at KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1982, Stehr anchored, produced and was chief reporter for the "Nightbeat" newscast on WISH-TV in Indianapolis. He also held anchor and reporter positions at WOTV-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania.
John is a multiple Emmy Award recipient, winning two honors for "Best Anchor" and awards for his work on the "13 Listens" community project and his documentary on Indiana Senator Richard Lugar's efforts to disarm Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
John began his broadcasting career while in college at WJET-AM radio and WJET-TV in Erie. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Erie's Gannon University in 1980. He is the only one of his graduating class to receive a "Distinguished Alumni Award."
John has three sons; Jared (1987-1991), Morgan (1989) and Connor (1993); and three daughters, Riley (1998), Jeanie (1998) and Meredith (2006). John and his wife Amy make their home in Boone County.