John Pepitone Biography
John Pepitone is an American general assignment reporter for FOX4. He joined the station as a field reporter in 1993. He came to FOX 4 from WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin where he was a reporter for four years.
John Pepitone Education
Pepitone graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern. He is an associate member of the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
John Pepitone Career
Before joining WMTV, Pepitone was a reporter for KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. Pepitone also served as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Medill News Service, which provides localized news reports from the nation’s capital for several television stations.
His work has been recognized numerous times. The St. Louis chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated him for an Emmy in 2005 in the category of “Culture” and the Society of Professional Journalists, Kansas City Press Club, presented John with a Silver Award for public service for his reporting on street racing in Kansas City.
In 2005, he received the Gold Award for investigative reporting from the SPJ Kansas City Press Club, for his research into the lack of armor plating for military humvees and other vehicles used by American soldiers in Iraq. The press club also awarded Pepitone an Honorable Mention for an investigative report into worker compensation fraud.
He also received a Silver Award from the SPJ Kansas City Press Club in 2005 in general reporting for alerting consumers about hospital-acquired infections. Pepitone received a Second Place award from the SPJ Kansas City Press Club in 2004 for his feature story on a small town murder.
In 1999, Pepitone was honored with a First Place KC Press Club award for Best Breaking News of “Kidnapper Captured”, and a Second Place Missouri Associated Press award for his coverage of the Pamela Butler kidnapping.
Pepitone has also been presented three “Story of the Month” awards by the Associated Press. In 1998, the Missouri Associated Press honored John with first place in “Spot News” for his coverage of a deadly flash flood in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Press Club awarded him with a first place Heart of America award for “Spot News” in 1996 and 1994. In 1995, Pepitone again was nominated for an Emmy in the category of “Spot News.”
John Pepitone Age
Pepitone likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known when he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
John Pepitone Wife
Pepitone is married Mary and together they have three daughters, Paige, Gina, and Mariel. The family currently reside in Leawood, Kansas. When John is not working, he enjoys cycling and weight lifting. He also is a fan of baseball and hockey.
John Pepitone Salary
Being a general assignment reporter for FOX4, there is no doubt Pepitone earns a good amount of salary. However, the exact amount of money he receives is not yet disclosed.