Eight-year-old John Wortman hosts a weekly 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."

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John News v53: 5/7/21 — John visits the International Wolf Center.

Learn more about the international Wolf Center

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. 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.


John News v52: 4/30/21 — ONE YEAR OF JOHN NEWS! John’s one-year anniversary episode! John is interviewed by CBS 17 News reporter Crystal Price.

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

See where it all began

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