John Hogan made the transition from newspapers to television in November 2013.

John spent 24 years with The Grand Rapids Press as a reporter and editor overseeing breaking news. His years of experience as an award-winning investigative reporter made him a perfect fit for the WZZM Watchdog Team. He won an Emmy award for a report that aired just four months after his arrival.

John is a native of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., the second youngest of eight kids. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism. He's also a certified Master Woodland Manager and Advanced Master Gardener. You may recognize him from the Home and Garden column he wrote for the newspaper for 15 years.

John also became a certified Emergency Medical Technician in 2010. He is an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing. He has two sons and lives in Rockford.

Email John at and Twitter @JohnHoganWZZM