John McCaa was born in Rantoul, Illinois (Chanute Air Force Base). He’s an Air Force brat who has lived in Idaho, then Nebraska, then Spain, then Nebraska, then Spain (for High School at Torrejon), then Nebraska (for a Jesuit education and degree at Creighton University in Omaha in Journalism and Mass Communication) and now Texas.
He worked in Omaha at WOWT television with for more than seven years as a reporter and anchor.
In 1984, he came to WFAA as a reporter in the Fort Worth newsroom and was later promoted to bureau chief. He was transferred to the Dallas newsroom as reporter, then weekend anchor and news manager. He has also served as 5 p.m. co-anchor and now anchors the newscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. and writes “Behind the News,” a weekly column for WFAA.com.
John has reported on Texas stories, national stories (The September 11th Terror Attack, the John F. Kennedy, Jr. plane crash) and internationally from Rome, Hong Kong and Honduras.
He is married and has one son.
John is an award-winning journalist with a master’s degree in politics from the University of Dallas and a PhD in Humanities-History of Ideas from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of Golden Key, Delta Epsilon Iota and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Societies. He has served as President of the Press Club of Dallas and the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators. His interests include music, film, travel and art.