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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


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    Wife of slain St. Louis County officer to attend President Trump’s address to congress

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The widow of murdered St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder is headed to Washington DC. Elizabeth Snyder posted to Facebook last week that she has been invited to sit in house chambers Tuesday for President Trump’s address to congress. Snyder says she’s honored and cannot wait to find out what the President has in store, especially for law enforcement. Elizabeth Snyder writes in a post to Facebook: “A week from tomorrow President Trump will […]

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    VP Pence tours damaged gravestones in St. Louis Jewish cemetery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Vice President Mike Pence makes unannounced visit to damaged gravestones in St. Louis Jewish cemetery. He gave a speech through a loudspeaker. “I spoke words earlier today in St. Louis that were from the heart. There is no place in America for hatred, prejudice, or acts of violence, or anti-Semitism. I must tell you that the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place and the Jewish community. […]

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    ‘Vile act of vandalism’ Vice President Pence reflects on Jewish tombstones toppled in St. Louis

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are holding a press conference after 180 tombstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in University City. They are going door to door, interviewing residents who live in the neighborhoods next to the cemetery. Foot patrols are stepped up in the area including religious institutions. The investigation into this incident is not complete. They have not yet determined whether this is a hate crime. Gov. Greitens is expected to arrive at Chesed Shel Emeth […]

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    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A child abducted by his biological father has been returned to his mother. The 2-year-old was taken from his mother’s home on Sunday night. Keith Grinston Sr., 50, is accused of abducting his son in the middle of the night. Police say that Keith Grinston Jr. was being taken care of by a 22-year-old. The father entered into the home at around 12:45 a.m. and took the child from his bed while his caretaker was asleep […]

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    Matt Adams drops 30 lbs through Pilates and motivation

    JUPITER, FL (KTVI) – Check out the leaner, meaner Matt Adams. He dropped 30lbs during the off season. The secret to his success? Pilates, weight training and a little motivation. Matthew Adams, 28, is nicknamed “Big City” for his imposing size and ability to regularly hit long home runs. This may have to change now that he has dropped the weight. “I knew that as long as I was doing everything I was supposed to be doing in the Pilates […]

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    9-month-old child from Amber Alert found safe in South County

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  • Manhunt underway after baby abduction triggers amber alert

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    Download FOX 2’s Apps

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