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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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    WOOD RIVER, IL – Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 15-year-old from Wood River, Illinois.  Arian Clark’s mother tells police that she ran away from home. If anyone knows of Arian’s whereabouts please contact the Wood River Police Department at 618-251-3114

  • Elephant calf dies at the St. Louis Zoo from viral infection

    ST. LOUIS, MO – A 6-year-old Asian elephant calf has died at the St. Louis Zoo. Kenzi was diagnosed with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus in February. EEHV is a viral infection shown to be fatal to elephants. She immediately started receiving anti-viral medication and round-the clock care after the diagnosis, but died Saturday. They posted this message for their Facebook fans: “With a heavy heart, the Saint Louis Zoo has said goodbye to Kenzi, a 6-year-old Asian elephant calf who was […]

  • St. Louis 2018 ‘Fish Fry Finder’ map

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Looking for something to freshen up your Fridays this Lent? Our “Fish Fry Finder” is an easy way to find dinner. This map and directory lists fish frys in the St. Louis region. Check the map regularly to find a new dining location. Don’t see your fish fry on the list? Register here MAP:

  • St. Louis County utility contractor dies from stray bullet; victims identified

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A contractor for MSD was struck by a stray bullet while at a job site Thursday afternoon in Berkeley. Frank Langston, 55, of St. Louis later died from his injuries at an area hospital.  A second victim was located at a hospital a short time later. William Dortch, 27, of St. Ann was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting occurred […]

  • St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station shares vision of completed project

    ST. LOUIS, MO — We’re getting a better look at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that construction started last November and opening day is projected for May 2019. The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station shared the video to Facebook with this caption:, “Check out our new video by PGAV Destinations featuring STL native, John Goodman, which is sure to make your gills flutter.” You can get updates on the new aquarium here: […]

  • St. Louis landmark officially gets new name: ‘Gateway Arch National Park’

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The park with the Gateway Arch has a new official name.  It is no longer called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Now it will be known as Gateway Arch National Park. Supporters say renaming the national park makes it more recognizable to visitors. “The name ‘Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’ was established long before the Gateway Arch was envisioned, and has simply never been adopted by our millions of visitors,” writes Superintendent at the Gateway Arch National Park […]

  • Man shot and killed in Bevo neighborhood Thursday night

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Homicide detectives are investigating an overnight shooting in south St. Louis. It happened around 11:30pm Thursday on Morganford Road at Ellenwood Avenue in the Bevo neighborhood. The 35-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and later died. The Homicide Division assumed the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

  • Cardinals to honor Florida shooting victims during first spring training game

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Cardinals will be wearing another team’s caps during their first spring training game. They will be wearing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team caps Friday afternoon. “We were all horrified and heartbroken by what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week,” writes Cardinals Vice President of Community Relations Michael Hall in a statement. “Today we join the rest of Major League Baseball in doing our small part to help those affected […]

  • Photos: Cardinals pose for portraits at Roger Dean Stadium

    JUPITER, FL – The St. Louis Cardinals pose for portrait photos at Roger Dean Stadium on February 20, 2018.

  • Police investigate student matter at Granite City school

    GRANITE CITY, IL – There is a police presence at Granite City School District 9 Friday. The Superintendent stresses that Granite City Coolidge Middle and High School are not on lockdown. There was a student matter that required police presence as the investigation concluded. This message was sent to parents Friday morning, “We want to inform you that we are in the process of an investigation of a student matter at Coolidge. The situation is under control, being addressed, and […]

  • Body with gunshot wounds found in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A body was found near South Side Machine Works Friday morning. Police say they discovered a deceased man suffering from possible gunshot wounds at 38th street and Eichelberger. It is not clear who killed the man. An investigation into the death is underway.

  • Watch free: HBO’s ‘Atomic Homefront’ film about radioactive waste in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Army Corps of Engineers will host a meeting Thursday to update residents on clean-up of radioactive waste in north county. They expect a large turnout because of the documentary Atomic Homefront, currently airing on HBO. The program focuses on the nuclear waste from the 1940’s Manhattan Project at the West Lake Landfill, next to the underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill.  You can watch the entire documentary online for a limited time.  HBO is offering a free stream […]