John Holcomb has been co-emcee at Special Olympics Oklahoma's Summer Games Opening Ceremonies for more than 15 years. John, along with Larry Reece from Oklahoma State University, has volunteered his unique talents and humor to the stage at Gallagher Iba Arena throughout the years for the enjoyment of Special Olympics athletes, parents, friends, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and guests.
John Holcomb is the Sports Director of the News On 6 Sports’ team. Holcomb began his career at KOTV in November 1995, and since September 1999, Holcomb has anchored the weeknight sportscasts for The News On 6 at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. He also co-hosts the “Oklahoma Sports Blitz” statewide along with Oklahoma City Sports Director, Dean Blevins, Sunday nights immediately following the local news on both The News On 6 and NEWS 9.
Today, Holcomb is entering his sixth season as the radio color analyst for OSU football, and his fourth season as the analyst for OSU men’s basketball on the Cowboy Sports Network. He has also done play-by-play work for Cox high school football and basketball broadcasts. Holcomb was named the Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year in 2001 and 2002 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Holcomb loves basketball, golf, tennis, and, in his words, “about anything else that requires some coordination without total physical exhaustion.” He says, “My wife, Jeanna, and I fell in love with northeastern Oklahoma and the people who live here. It’s really a privilege to work in an area of the country where there are such quality people who just happen to be so passionate about sports.”
The Holcombs have two daughters, Melody and Maggie, and are members of Cedar Ridge Christian Church in Broken Arrow.