WINNER! John received the prestigious National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award on December 6th, 2015. Bestowed by the Los Angeles Press Club, judges called John's reporting "inspiring and heartfelt."
The photography and editing team along with John was singled out for its excellence among works produced by national and international entertainment news outlets. The award winning piece...John's coverage of able bodied and disabled dancers performing side by side in the stirring and powerful Heidi Latsky Dance Company...can be viewed here: John Bathke: Activist Movement-A Dance of Defiance
See John live as he presents his entertaining, moving and highly educational autobiographical lecture, "It's Only Humiliation! Life Lessons of a Celebrity Interviewer." Check back soon for new appearance dates
John created and hosts ON THE SCENE, an arts and entertainment series seen on News 12 New Jersey. He also produces and moderates live stage events..