John Smith got his start in radio in 1967 at KXIV in Phoenix as a summer relief newscaster and audio producer. He moved onto KTAR TV as a camera operator and later as director. John managed Levitz Furniture’s television production department for some time, then joined Meredith Corporation in 1974 as a director/producer. In 1975 he became Executive Producer and in 1976 Production Manager. He was promoted to his current position, Director of Operations of KPHO-TV in 1996.