John Doetkott joined ABC 6 News in December of 2012.
John was born and raised in Minneapolis and is excited about reporting stories that affect his fellow Minnesotans. John studied at the University of Iowa where he double majored in English and Journalism and Mass Communication. During college, John wrote for his campus newspaper before entering the television field at the campus news station, DITV. There he worked as a reporter, anchor, producer, and news director.
In addition to his work on campus, John also interned at two local stations, KCRG and KGAN, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There he acted as a reporting and producing intern, writing articles for the stations' websites, filming stories, and writing scripts for nightly newscasts.
John is a lifelong sports fan who loves to cheer on Minnesota's professional teams as well as his beloved Hawkeyes. He also enjoys relaxing with friends and family, spending time at the lake in the summer, and playing broomball in the winter.
John is happy to be living in Austin and is excited to learn more about the people and communities in Southeastern Minnesota and Northern Iowa.