Being a successful journalist, he has reported some of the region's highlighted stories such as the September 11th World Trade Center terror attacks, the unprecedented devastation of Super Storm Sandy and has interviewed icons for ON THE SCENE including Robert De Niro, Tony Bennett, Sophia Loren, Rita Moreno, and his in-depth interviews with the late Joan Rivers, which is his all-time most popular.
John was honored by the National Association of Bank Journalists, New York Press Club, South Asian Journalism Association and Society of Professional Journalism in addition to numerous state and local awards.
Further he won a second Emmy Award for "ON THE SCIENCE" for excellence in coverage of the art,. He also received the prestigious National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award.
Being a well-established journalist, Bathke has huge fan followers on social networking sites, and when it comes to his personal life, he always stays away from the limelight.
He surely earns a handsome salary from his reporting career. However, his current estimated net worth is still disclosed.