John was born on June 9, 1932 in Vinton, Iowa He moved to Arizona in 1941. John began his career working for Goodyear Aerospace in 1951. While working at Goodyear in 1958, John began to pursue a career in television production as a cameraman for channel 10 news. He continued at Goodyear until 1989 when he retired and dedicated himself full time to television production. In addition to his duties at channel 10 he was well known for his exceptional freelance work that ranged from sporting events to concerts. In 2004, John retired from Fox 10 to spend more time with his family and friends. John had an appetite for knowledge; he studied extensively on topics of technology, space exploration, and astronomy. His two sons (Scott & Ralph) are also long-time members of the television community in Arizona. John Kelso passed away February 12, 2006.