Nine-year-old John Wortman hosts a newscast from his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. John started John News shortly after his school stopped meeting in person in March, 2020.

John says that he started John News "because I want to make people happy--even during coronavirus time."

Watch the latest episode of John News


John News visits a bank. There, he interviews Mitchell Collins, a financial center manager at Fifth Third Bank, where he learns about what keeps your money safe, how to exchange foreign currency, and much more! John also makes a withdrawal.

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John announces a big change to John News. He also gives a preview of some upcoming episodes, and introduces you to his new fox, Sami.

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Help fight hunger. All proceeds go to TABLE, Inc., a nonprofit that feeds hungry kids in John's community. To order your shirt, click here.

John News Featured on CBS 17 News Program

May 2, 2021 Reporter Crystal Price interviews John, gives an in-depth account of how John News is created, and reports on why John started his newscast. To view the story, click here.

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See where it all began

Watch the very first episode of John News! You can see how far John has come.