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I’m the Emmy award winning Executive Producer of Interactive Content for KTVI and KPLR television. My team runs the top websites and social media in St. Louis. I write a lot of breaking news stories, produce viral videos and manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

During high school I started working at KFXB-TV in Dubuque Iowa as a production assistant. After attending Webster University in St. Louis I landed a job at WRSP/WCCU In Springfield Illinois. Then, I made the move to a larger market at WSTR in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2006 I was able to move back to St. Louis to work at KPLR. Eventually I found my niche as the head of KPLR’s web department. I started working as a web producer at KTVI in 2008 after the stations entered a shared services agreement. Now, I am the head of the web department and a member of management at the stations.

Breaking news is now the focus of my attention. My team is often the first to confirm a story and alert our audience through our apps, social media and e-mail newsletters. We work with newscast producers to bridge the gap between online and on-air elements. My work during the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown led to an Emmy for breaking news.

Are you looking for an internship? I manage the program for the stations. We have had many talented students gain experience and go on to careers in broadcast news. Typically our interns work with the web department, help with the 9am newscast and shadow our investigative unit. Apply here.

Experience and experimenting with web content makes my days fly by. We throw a lot of spaghetti at the wall. Sometimes something sticks and goes viral. I enjoy touching so many people’s lives through their phones, tablets, browsers and televisions.

If you’re having a problem with the website I can help you find a story, fix a typo or get you in contact with our assignment desk. Please follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get an insider’s view into a newsroom.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: joe.millitzer@tvstl.com

Recent Articles
  • Add FOX 2 to your Google Newsstand feed

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Do you use Google Newsstand on your desktop, phone or tablet? Just look up FOX 2 to start receiving local headlines in your news feed. It is a great way to stay up to date when you’re away from a TV. Click this link to add FOX 2 to your Google Newsstand feed. More about Google Newsstand: Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, […]

  • Southwest pilot arrested at St. Louis Lambert after handgun found in carry-on

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag. St. Louis Lambert International Airport says Terminal 2 Transportation Security Administration  officers took the pilot into custody for unlawful use of a weapon.  The TSA says they discovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. It was discovered in his carry-on luggage at around 4:45 a.m. TSA immediately alerted […]

  • Driver wounded in road rage incident near Hanley and I-64 intersection

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A man was shot and wounded on the outer road near Hanley Road and Interstate 64 in Richmond Heights Tuesday.  Police said the shooting was the result of a road rage incident. Around 1:00 p.m., two drivers, one in a white van and the other in a passenger car, got into a verbal argument while at a a stop light waiting to turn west from Hanley Road onto the North Outer Road. Police said that the […]

  • St. Charles County hunter harvests 39 point buck

    O’FALLON, MO – A hunter brought home the trophy of a lifetime in northern St. Charles County, Missouri. Tim Phillips says that he harvested 39 point buck he calls the, “St. Paul Giant.” Phillips posted this Facebook status update: “After 4 years of hunting the St. Paul giant I finally was lucky enough to bag him. #Walter 39 pointer counting ring hooks. 32 points counting inch or more. ROUGH SCORE 243!” The deer isn’t a record breaking catch. But, it […]

  • Tayor Swift playing St. Louis in 2018; tickets on sale soon

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Taylor Swift will be playing the Dome at America’s Center on September 18, 2018. St. Louis is among the ten time Grammy award winning artist’s first round of dates announced for the “Reputation” tour. Tickets for the North American leg will go on-sale to the general-public on December 13th. Fans may purchase tickets in advance through Taylor Swift Tix. Registration is currently open and continues until November 28th. General ticketing and on-sale information is currently available […]

  • Silver alert issued for missing elderly O’Fallon man with dementia

    UPDATE: O’Fallon police reported Faro Maniaci was found safe in Hamel, Illinois. O’FALLON, Mo. — Police have issued a silver alert for a 83-year-old man that suffers from dementia. Faro Maniaci dropped his wife off at LuLu’s Hair Parlor at 4257 Keaton Crossing. He has now been missing for several hours. Maniaci was last seen driving a pearl colored, 4 door, 2005 Nissan Altima, with Missouri license plate HB4H6H. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts contact the O’Fallon Police […]

  • Student brings gun, bullets to Fort Zumwalt West High School

    O’FALLON, Mo. — A student brought a handgun and two bullets to Fort Zumwalt West High School Thursday morning. Administrators say the student has been taken into custody and is at the St. Charles County Juvenile Detention Center. Police took a 16-year-old into custody at around 10am.   The teen had a .38 caliber revolver and 2 .38 caliber bullets at the school. The revolver was found unloaded. A student told the Assistant Principal that another student had a weapon at […]

  • Panera reuniting with Au Bon Pain in new acquisition

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Panera Bread is buying Boston-based bakery-cafe chain Au Bon Pain. The St. Louis based company will expand by 304 storefronts worldwide. They say it is part of an effort to grow into new places like hospitals, universities, transportation centers and urban locations. The deal will bring the two companies back together again. Ron Shaich, Panera’s founder, Chairman and CEO, and his late partner Louis Kane created Au Bon Pain in 1981. The company went public in […]

  • Three people shot after funeral at The Ambassador

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Three people have been shot during a ceremony following a funeral at The Ambassador in the 9800 block of Halls Ferry Road. FOX 2’s Andy Banker says the three shooting victims are male. One was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the chest. No word on the other victim’s injury yet. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. A person at the scene says the shooter was settling a score […]

  • Police search for Steak N’ Shake robber suspected of hitting 3 restaurants

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  • U2 to play St. Louis in May after cancelling September show amid Stockley protests

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Scottrade Center will be packed on May 4th as U2 returns to St. Louis. The band will be playing the Gateway to the West after cancelling in September for safety concerns during Stockley verdict protests. A release from the band says in part: Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017. Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now across all digital platforms and will include three instant […]

  • List of St. Louis area Halloween events – Add yours here

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