John Madewell has been with NewsChannel 9 since 1994. John started working as a one-man-band, reporter and photographer, on an overnight shift. After that, NewsChannel 9 shifted John to covering North Georgia. John grew up in Ringgold, Georgia.
Since the spring of 2014, John has been working full time in NewsChannel 9's sports department, returning to what he calls his "first love." Covering high school and college football are two of his favorites. And John says it has been a great pleasure interacting with all the high school coaches and players that NewsChannel 9 routinely covers.
Before coming to Chattanooga he worked for four years at a television station in Savannah, Georgia. John found much attraction to the city's historic charm and nearby beach of Tybee Island.
John attended Dalton College and then the University of Georgia. He is an avid Dawgs fan.
In his spare time, John enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, golf, travel, cooking and reading. He attends Calvary Chapel.
John also finds Chattanooga's four seasons and central location very appealing. For John, working at NewsChannel 9 has been and continues to be a great experience.