John Salazar is a Spectrum News San Antonio original. After four years of working at Spectrum News Austin, John came to San Antonio in 2014 to help launch the news station. The Alamo City has been home ever since. Previous to that, John worked as a broadcast news photojournalist. The TV veteran brings more than two decades of experience to our news team. 


John's love for his profession comes from the opportunity to magnify the voices of the marginalized and disenfranchised members of his community. Through his line of work, John has received numerous Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards including Photojournalist of the Year. He has been recognized by the National Professional Photographer Association and helped deliver award-winning pieces honored by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


When John’s not at work, he spends most of his time with his wife and family enjoying the comfort of home. The Texas native is also a frequent traveler exploring the history, culture and food of our closest neighbor south of the border, Mexico. When the family isn’t keeping him busy, John makes time for the gym, the outdoors, cycling, or running.