John Trout is a seasoned radio and television news broadcaster. He has worked in a wide-range of capacities within the radio industry, including on-air host, newscaster, sales manager, and program director, and is a two time recipient of the Achievement in Radio award. He began his career at his high school radio station, WJVS, in Sharonville, Ohio. By age 21 he was hosting a Top-40 morning radio show in Evansville, Indiana on WSTO-FM. His radio stops include Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Pittsburgh, PA and Washington DC. Trout is a graduate of the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program and has worked as a television meteorologist at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. During his tenure at WBOC-TV, he also hosted the popular “Proud to Serve” segment, a nightly news feature utilizing the station’s helicopter, “Chopper 16,” to highlight the unique charm and history of area communities. Trout is a licensed private pilot and has successfully soloed in a Cessna 152.