John Fenoglio is, quite frankly, made for this business. When a great friend and colleague of mine that I respect and trust, came to me and said, “You’ve got to see this guy, I think he has huge potential,” I perked up and told her to have him send me some of his work. I jumped on the internet, googled his image and thought, well he passes the photogenic test – now can he compel me to watch a story?A few days later he gave me a call and there was an instant connection. Okay, he passed another hurdle; he’s a good human being. Then I got his work the following day. And, while HE was good, I wasn’t crazy about what he was doing as a consumer reporter. I told him, "I want to see more edgy reporting."
He immediately agreed and proceeded to immerse himself in the riots unfolding in Anaheim after police shot and killed two Hispanic men during the same weekend in July 2012. Shortly thereafter, he sent me hard-hitting reports that he produced, shot, and edited all on his own. What I loved about the subsequent exchanges was that every time I made a suggestion, and we talked about his potential, he jumped on it and made it happen. I think someone needed to tell him just how good he could really be.
There’s no question he has the look for television. He doesn’t even realize how strong his look is on camera. But, his voice is just fantastic. He was born to be a broadcaster. His writing is solid.
At the beginning of 2016, John moved to KTLA in Los Angeles as a Political Reporter. He has been avidly covering this controversial and groundbreaking Presidental Election cycle, as well as, live, breaking news and enterprise reporting. He has reported from the campaign trail at rallies and conducted personal interviews wth Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders just to name a few. His live reports air nightly at 6, 10, and 11pm.
Prior to moving to LA, John was a freelance reporter at KTRK in Houston, his hometown. He hit the ground running, reporting stories of heroism and tragedy during the Spring of 2015 when Tropical Storm Bill, tornados, and flooding pummeled southeast Texas.
Before coming back to Houston, he was the weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter for KRON in San Francisco. He started the day Asiana Flight 214 crashed at SFO. He jumped in and did an incredible job on the desk. Before being hired at KRON, he was a consumer reporter for the Best Deals TV Show on KCAL-Channel 9.
While working as a consumer reporter, he was approached by France 24 TV to be their go-to reporter for the West Coast. He covered everything from politics and lifestyle to technology and the environment for the network. Shortly thereafter, he was hired freelance for the CBS Bureau for Newspath. There, he covered national immigration reform rallies, California wildfires, and entertainment news.
Take a look at his work and tell me if you don’t think the future for him in this business looks bright!