John Stehr

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John Stehr (born 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 Zionsville, Indiana[1] 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 attending Gannon University. 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 20.

From there, he made stops at WOTV (now WOOD-TV) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, WISH-TV in Indianapolis, and KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From 1989 to 1991, Stehr anchored the business news for CNBC's The Money Wheel.

In 1991, he became a correspondent at CBS News. Stehr's reporting focused on personal finance and business issues, appearing primarily on CBS This Morning. He also anchored the CBS Morning News.

From CBS News to WTHR[edit]

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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