John McCaa, Ph.D.

WFAA Anchor

John McCaa

John McCaa was born in Rantoul, Illinois (Chanute Air Force Base) and has lived in Idaho, Nebraska and Spain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Creighton University, the Jesuit University in Omaha, Nebraska, a Master’s degree in Politics from the University of Dallas and a Ph.D. in Humanities-History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the Golden Key, Delta Epsilon Iota and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Societies.

John worked in Omaha at WOWT television 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 now serves as 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor on WFAA-TV. In addition, he writes the award-winning “Uncut” commentary every week on WFAA’s Friday 6 p.m. newscast.

He has served as President of the Press Club of Dallas and President of the DFW Association of Black Communicators. He was added to the Mayborn's C.E. Shuford Hall of Honor in 2012.