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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
  • Billy Joel concert at Busch sold-out; Fans told to arrive early

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Live Nation says that Thursday’s Billy Joel concert in Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis is sold out. They posted this update to their Facebook page, “Billy Joel tomorrow night at Busch Stadium is sold out! There is no opening act, so please arrive early. Gates open at 6:00 PM, Showtime is 8:00 PM.” The Cardinals say that  preparations are well underway to get ready for the Billy Joel concert on Thursday.  They say their security team […]

  • Longtime Y-98 morning show host Guy Phillips host explains why he is joining KTRS

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Morning radio host Guy Phillips is switching stations. He is going to 550 AM KTRS after spending many years on 98.1 FM KYKY. He made the announcement on-air Wednesday morning. KTRS confirmed that he would be taking over Frank O. Pinion’s afternoon show after an article appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tuesday night. McGraw Milhaven told his audience during the 8am hour.  He said that Phillips will be starting in January after his non-compete contract […]

  • Clayton issues travel alert and closings ahead of planned protest

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The city of Clayton has issued a travel alert after a protest is planned for Wednesday at 5pm in Shaw Park. Here is the advisory issued by the city of Clayton: This may impact traffic in Downtown Clayton and around Shaw Park, so the City of Clayton is alerting businesses, residents and visitors who may be impacted so you can plan accordingly. Based on the expected demonstration, the following closures and cancellations have been made: The […]

  • NYT op-ed asks Amazon to do ‘What’s good for America’ and pick St. Louis

    Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America that will employ as many as 50,000 workers. The company announced nearly two weeks ago that it is searching for a city to host the new “HQ2” facility, which will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate.  Amazon said it would prefer to open the headquarters in a suburban or urban area with more than 1 million people. It’s looking for a community that “thinks big” […]

  • Magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Albion, Illinois

    The USGS reports a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook eastern Illinois  at around 6:47 AM Tuesday.    The depth of the earthquake was about 9.3 miles. It struck east northeast of Albion Illinois. Here's a 3.8 magnitude earthquake on @FOX2now seismograph Centered in Albion, IllEverybody ok? @zimmtv #WholeLottaShakinGoinOn pic.twitter.com/PU1qDgjAlA — Randi Naughton (@RandiNaughton) September 19, 2017 More information about the area from the USGS: Earthquakes in the Illinois Basin – Ozark Dome Region: This large region borders the much more seismically […]

  • Joe Edwards expects Monday’s demonstration in the Loop to be peaceful

    ST. LOUIS, MO —The man credited with revitalizing the Delmar Loop is talking to reporters about the damage demonstrators did to several businesses on,”One of the 10 Great Streets in America.”   Joe Edwards, the unofficial Duke of Delmar, says that a small group is responsible for the destruction on Saturday night.  He expects a protest planned on the Delmar Loop this Monday night to be peaceful. “The area was in decline 45 years ago.  It overcame adversity through embracing diversity. […]

  • Making time for a family meal with busy schedules is worth your time

    ST. LOUIS, MO — School, sports and extra curricular activities are all back in full swing. Are you finding it difficult to sit down for a family meal? Busy schedules can make it tough. Jen Mcdaniel with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics is here with some reasons it may be worth you time. Barrier 1: Wacky Schedules Commit to making it a priority & decide how to do just one more meal together Plan those time by looking at […]

  • Ed Sheeran concert at Scottrade Center cancelled for safety concerns

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Sunday’s Ed Sheeran concert at Scottrade Center has been cancelled. A statement posted to the venue’s website cites safety as a concern in cancelling the show. Messina Touring Group posted this message for fans: “With the safety of the fans being of upmost concern, and after consulting with local officials, who could not fully commit to providing a sufficient amount of police and other city services support, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to […]

  • Woman knocked down by St. Louis police in viral video charged with interfering

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Police knocked a woman over during a protest Friday in downtown St. Louis. The incident was captured on video from multiple sources. The St. Louis Metrololitan Police Department Department tweets, “Woman knocked down during demonstration shown in FOX 2’s video failed to obey officers’ orders and was charged with ‘Interfering.’ Woman knocked down during demonstration shown in @FOX2now's video failed to obey officers' orders & was charged w/ "Interfering" #STLVerdict — St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) […]

  • St. Louis Symphony cancels Saturday’s Harry Potter concert

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced that they will be cancelling the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert. They don’t cite a reason but they write, “We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor events in St. Louis this weekend.” The Symphony’s website states, “This concert has been cancelled. We are actively working to reschedule this date. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets, and our patron services team will reach […]

  • U2 cites safety concerns for canceling concert in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO – U2 has canceled their show in St. Louis Saturday night.  They say St. Louis Police will not be able to provide enough protection for the large audience. The band released this statement on their website: “We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that […]

  • Police use mace in confrontation with protesters in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Multiple videos on social media show police using pepper spray on protesters in downtown St. Louis.  Police say that officers were attempting to get off buses. There were being blocked by demonstrators at Tucker & Spruce. Authorities say rocks were being thrown at the buses. Demonstrators are marching after a judge ruled former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of murder. Police make their first few arrests because folks were blocking a bus that […]