From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Edward Melendez (born October 4, 1965), commonly known as "Stuttering John," is an American television writer and former radio personality. Prior to his work on television as a writer and announcer, Melendez was a regular on-air personality on The Howard Stern Show. He became known for asking impertinent questions of celebrities on the red carpet and at press conferences with his stuttering. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Melendez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.