John Stehr (b. August 20, 1958, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American television journalist. He currently anchors at NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana weekdays at 5 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm. He and his wife Amy reside in Boone County, Indiana and have five children.
Stehr attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania and is the only member of his class to receive a "Distinguished Alumni" award. He graduated with a dual-degree (Communications/Political Science) in 1980. His children are named Morgan, Connor, Jeanie, Riley, and Meredith.
Stehr started his broadcast career at WJET-TV in Erie while still in school. After leaving WJET, he went to WSEE-TV, also in Erie. While at WSEE, he was named solo anchor of the weekday 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts at the age of 21.
From CBS News to WTHR
In July 1995, Stehr was hired away from CBS News to become main anchor of WTHR's weeknight newscasts. His work has earned him multiple regional emmy awards. During his tenure, WTHR has consistently maintained the top-rated newscasts in the Indianapolis market. The station won the 2011 Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence.
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