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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
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    Smoke from fire near SLU Campus could be seen for miles

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Smoke from a Tuesday morning palette fire near the Saint Louis University campus  in Midtown could be seen for miles. At one point, flames  jumped to an adjacent building in the 3400 block of Gratiot Street. The fire’s close proximity to I-64 was a concern for drivers. Smoke could be seen for miles at the height of the fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire  under control. The fire did damage a power line in the area. […]

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    Body found in Granite City lagoon

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Madison County Coroner confirms that a body was found in a lagoon near Route 3 and Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City

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    AT&T cell service disruptions reported near St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Are you having trouble with cell phone service today? You may not be alone. The website DownDetector reports that there is a large AT&T outage centered around the Wentzville area.  Customers are also reporting outages in St. Louis. There is also reports of service disruptions near Rolla and Columbia, MO. A map with LIVE updates can be seen here. A fire in downtown St. Louis Wednesday night has cut power to over 2,100 Ameren customers.  That same fire […]

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    Hay truck fire causes traffic back-up

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A truck carrying hay was on fire at I-70 and Hanley.  The fire sent a lot f heavy smoke into the air. Traffic is backed up  in the area. Check the latest traffic conditions here:  FOX2Now.com/Traffic  

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    Suspicious packages at Mercy Hospital shut down I-270

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Both directions of I-270 were shut down for three hours after suspicious packages were discovered at Mercy Hospital at around 11am. The interstate was shutdown between Ladue Road and I-64 and drivers were forced to exit or wait. Mercy Hospital tweets, “Two potentially explosive devices found on Mercy campus. Both away from building; no patients or co-workers are in harm’s way at this time.  Out of abundance of caution, and to ensure the safety of our patients & co-workers, […]

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    Mike Yeo to take over as St. Louis Blues head coach in 2017

    ST. LOUIS – The Blues will have new head coach starting the 2017-2018 season. The hockey club announces that Mike Yeo will be joining the team as an associate coach. Yeo will take over for head coach Ken Hitchcock after his final season with the Note. The St. Louis Blues have signed coach Ken Hitchcock to a one-year contract extension; he will return to the bench for the club next season. With #stlblues Mike Yeo announcement there'sno mystery who will replace […]

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    Children and adults injured after vehicle crashes at St. Louis Aldi

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A vehicle ran into a parking barrier in front of an Aldi grocery store at the intersection of North Kingshighway and Delmar Friday night. Seven people were in the vehicle crashed near the front of the store. Three children and three adults were hurt. Captain Gregg Favre of the St. Louis Fire Department tells FOX 2 that the children were in critical condition. They were taken to a hospital for treatment. Three adults in the […]

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    Accident closes southbound lanes of I-270 near I-64

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Emergency vehicles were on southbound I-270 north of I-64 for an accident involving fourvehicles. Several lanes were shut down, slowing traffic. The accident was cleared at around 4:40pm.  Traffic is now flowing in the area. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle stalled in the second lane of southbound I-270. A vehicle crashed into the back of the stalled car. Another vehicle then crashed into that car. Two other cars were also damaged in the accident. One driver has […]

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    Major Case Squad investigates fatal St. Peters house fire

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – A mother and two children are dead after a house fire in St. Peters. The fire was at a home in the 1800 block of Elmtree street. Police consider the fire suspicious. The cause of death for the mom and children could not be determined. The Major Case Squad has been called in to investigate. When firefighters got to the scene they found neighbors knocking on doors and windows. The neighbors, who had discovered the […]

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    Two trolleys from Seattle spotted in St. Louis for Loop line

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two trolleys destined to be part of the Loop trolley system are in St. Louis. Bommarito Automotive SkyFox helicopter was over the rail yard where they’re being stored. The trolleys once ran on the George Benson waterfront streetcar line in Seattle. They were built between 1923 and 1956 in Australia. Eventually these trolleys will be put on display at the Loop trolley maintenance and storage facility on Delmar. A third streetcar from Seattle and two […]

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    Missing 5-year-old girl found safe in Franklin County

    ] VILLA RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – After hours of searching a missing 5-year-old girl with autism, she was found after scores of police and volunteers scoured Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said, “When kids are involved everybody comes together and that’s really a good thing.” And that’s just what happened near Villa Ridge Wednesday afternoon when 5-year-old Bella  wandered away from home. She was last seen headed for a wooded area. Sheriff’s deputies, highway patrol troopers and more than […]

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    Did you see it? Viewers report seeing object ‘flash’ over St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Several FOX 2 viewers have called in say they saw something fly over the area at around 11:40am.  Meterologist Angela Hutti captured something on one of our cameras stationed at Eckert’s Farm in Belleville.  Others report seeing the object  across the viewing area. Tom Stolze posted a video of what he is calling a meteor to YouTube today.  He writes, “Our outdoor camera caught footage of a meteor today to the NW of O’Fallon, MO located west of St. […]