John Franchi is thrilled to be the weekday sports anchor at Newssource 16.
John comes to KMTR after spending time at KBAK in Bakersfield, CA. While in California’s Central Valley, John had the chance to cover three Major League Baseball All-Star Games, the Amgen Tour of California cycling race, and the 2012 World Series. John was proud to be a member of KBAK’s anchor teams that won the Emmy Award for Best Weekend Newscast in 2010 and 2011.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, John is passionate about Pac-12 Sports. He is looking forward to bringing you the stories of the Ducks and Beavers as they fight for conference titles and national championships.
When he isn’t reporting on the happenings at Ducks’ football practice or covering a high school game, John likes to spend time at the gym, make electronic music mixes, travel and watch classic movies. A native of San Francisco, John is a die-hard fan of the Giants and 49ers. He says being able to cover the Giants’ win over the Tigers in the 2012 World Series was the best experience of his life.
If you have a story idea for John or would like to nominate an athlete who goes the extra mile and is deserving of KMTR’s Prep Athlete of the Week honor, just send John an e-mail at email@example.com