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30+ Years of John Campbell

John Campbell: Quite a Big Ol’ Career

When someone is welcomed into tens of thousands homes night after night for 33 years and hasn’t even begun to wear out his welcome, there will be quite a void once he stops dropping by.

John Campbell: A Big Ol' Career

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This particular column could easily run way too long, and go down a dozen different roads and rivers. It needs someone who can tighten it up without losing the heart of the matter,... Read More »

KCRG-TV9 Sports Director John Campbell Announces Retirement

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The man behind “Big Ol’ Fish” actually might be doing more fishing come December. John Campbell, who has been the Sports Director for KCRG-TV9 for the last 33 years, announced Monday... Read More »

Video Tribute: Bump Elliott

Former Iowa Athletic Director Bump Elliott... Read More »

Video Tribute: Mike Moriarity

Former KCRG photographer Mike Moriarity... Read More »

Video Tribute: Jerry Palmer

Former KCRG-TV9 photographer Jerry Palmer.... Read More »

Video Tribute: Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa football Coach Kirk Ferentz... Read More »

Watch 'On Iowa Live' With John Campbell

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - After the panel talked about Iowa/ISU basketball and the college football coaching carousel, KCRG-TV9 Sports Director John Campbell joined the cast of "On Iowa Live" to talk about... Read More »

John Campbell Video Archives: Last Day at WBAY-TV in 1979

After nearly 10 years at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John said goodbye to his viewers in 1979 ... when he came to KCRG-TV9.... Read More »

John Campbell Video Archives: Into the Wilderness

John Campbell and his wife Mary take as along as they venture "Into the Wilderness"... Read More »

John Campbell Video Archives: That Magic Moment

That "Magic Moment" in iowa Hawkeye Football history... Read More »

John Campbell Video Archives: The Kernels' Mr. Shucks

The Kernels' Mr. Shucks disapproves of John Campbell's ceremonial first pitch at a Kernels game.... Read More »

John Campbell Video Archives: KCRG-TV9 Sports at 50

During KCRG-TV9's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2003, John hosted a 30 minutes special called "KCRG-TV9 Sports at 50"... Read More »

Big Ol' Fish: The Parade Float

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - As part of the Fire and Ice Festival Holiday DeLight Parade on December 1st, KCRG-TV9 decorated the annual parade entry as a tribute to John Campbell and his sports segment Big Ol'... Read More »

Video Tribute: Andy Garman

KCCI-TV (Des Moines) sports director, formerly of KGAN, Andy Garman... Read More »

Video Tribute: Eadie Fawcett

Former KCRG-TV9 News anchor Eadie Fawcett... Read More »

Video Tribute: Tom Davis

Former University of Iowa men's basketball coach Tom Davis... Read More »

Video Tribute: Matt Nelson

Former KCRG-TV9 photojournalist Matt Nelson... Read More »

Send A Retirement Message to John Campbell

Send KCRG-TV9 Sports Director John Campbell a message as he prepares for his final newscast this Friday. Read More »

Read More About John Campbell

John has ridden and reported on RAGBRAI ten different years and he was recently named Iowa Sportscaster of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

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