John Norris (reporter)
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March 20, 1969 |
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Known for||MTV News reporter|
John Norris (born March 20, 1969) is an American music journalist, best known as a reporter and special correspondent for MTV News and the MTV Radio Network. He joined MTV as a writer in 1988 and became an on-air alternate for news anchor Kurt Loder in 2000. In 1992, he became the anchor for the network's morning show. From 1996-1998 he served as MTV NEWS' L.A. correspondent. In 1998 he returned to New York and in 2000 was promoted to Senior Correspondent for MTV News. He gained further notability through his reporting of special topics within politics and global issues such as with Choose or Lose and Positively Global. and has conducted many celebrity interviews.
Originally from Houston and a graduate of New York University with a degree in broadcast journalism, Norris lives in New York City. He is vegetarian, and has appeared in a PETA video promoting vegetarianism. He has also done non-profit work for Mercy For Animals, GLAAD and GLSEN.
In December 2008, Norris left MTV. He is no longer listed as a correspondent by MTV News, though he appeared on June 25, 2009, to discuss the career of Michael Jackson, who had died earlier that day.
In June 2009, Norris was a founding partner in the music website Noisevox. He served as managing editor for the site and host of the Indie Rock interview series "Noisemakers on Noisevox" and "Face Time". Noisevox. As a freelance journalist Norris has written about music and culture for VICE, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo, Refinery 29, Interview, MTV Iggy and MTV Hive, as well as Dazed, Interview, V, and VMAN, magazines.
In April 2013, he was hired by the music channel Fuse, as Supervising Producer of the nightly "Fuse News", where he also appeared periodically as an on-air correspondent.
- Biography page on Westwood One
- MTV News Correspondents: John Norris - Biography
- The PETA Files: John Norris = Vegan
- MTV's John Norris' Vegetarian PSA