John has extensive news and print media experience. Early in his career he held positions at the Charleston (W Va) Gazette and Daily Mail, the Raleigh (NC) News and Observer, the Annapolis (MD) Capital, the Baltimore Sun, and the National Newspaper Association. In 1980 he held management positions at the Washington Magazine and the Baltimore Magazine. In 1983 he was named Publisher of the Pittsburgh Business Times. Four years later he became Publisher of the Houston Business Journal. In 1990, he was moved to Tampa to be the Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. He returned to Houston in 1998 to again serve as Publisher of the Houston Business Journal, as well as Group Publisher over the other Texas Business Journals (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin) owned by American City Business Journals.