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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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    Military mom pulls off touching surprise for son after year overseas

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — A mother who has been in the Middle East for nearly a year on military duty pulled off a surprise that had her son literally jumping out of his chair earlier this week. Petty Officer Julie Workman, who has been deployed in Bahrain since January, planned the surprise for her son at the SouthPark Mall Tuesday. In a video posted on the mall’s Facebook page, her son is seen sitting on Santa’s lap for a photo. Workman walks up from […]

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    Widow of slain St. Louis County officer shares message about recent police shootings

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The widow of a slain St. Louis County Police officer went live on Facebook Thursday night. Elizabeth Snyder wants to thank everyone for their generosity. She also has a message about other police officers that have been recently been shot or killed in the line of duty. “It is still kind of hard to talk about, obviously. I am so sad every time I hear something on the news or when someone text messages me […]

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    White tarp covers field at Busch before Winter Classic

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The field at Busch Stadium looks like a winter wonderland.  The Cardinals removed the grass to repair and replace the drainage and irrigation system that is over a decade old. A tarp now covers the ground. The sod won’t be replaced until after the NHL’s Winter Classic.   The Blues and Blackhawks will play at Busch stadium January 2nd.

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    St. Louis named one of 2016’s ‘Best Sports Cities’ in the US

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We all know that the “Best fans in baseball” live in St. Louis. It appears that the Gateway to the West is also the home of some of the best sports fans in the United States. The personal-finance website WalletHub’s survey of 2016’s Best Sports Cities ranks St. Louis in the top ten. Wallethub compared 423 small to large cities across more than 50 key metrics. The data set ranges from “performance level of the city’s team(s)” […]

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    ‘Flags of Valor’ from Art Hill available as Christmas gifts

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Do you want a patriotic gift that also benefits several area charities? Over half of the flags planted on Art Hill this fall to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 are available. You can get them at 1114 South Brentwood across from the Galleria, along with other memorabilia from November 28 to December 23rd, 2016. The cost? A $60 donation that will benefit military and veteran-related organizations. Each of the 7,000 American flags represents an […]

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    Cardinals release 2017 schedule of stadium promotions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals have released their 2017 promotional schedule. There will be 50 giveaways for ticketed-fans including eight bobbleheads, seven replica jerseys, three replica rings, as well as brand-new items like an adult rhinestone cap (May 21), adult all-over print shirt (June 10), kids baseball glove (June 11) and Mike Shannon Alarm Clock (August 27). More fans will have a chance to take home promotional items. The majority of giveaways will include 30,000 items. Grab your […]

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    Endangered person advisory issued for missing Illinois 13-year-old

    PEKIN, IL (KTVI) – Illinois State Police have issued an endangered missing person advisory for a missing 13-year-old from Pekin, IL. Investigators say that Robert B., Bee was last seen wearing a red and gray shirt, blue jeans and red Nike shoes.  The incident time is listed at November 18th at 11am. The teen is described as having red hair, blue eyes; 4’6″ tall, weighing 110lbs. He has a rash on his left cheek from poison ivy. No information was […]

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    Pfizer to move into new $200M facility in Chesterfield; retain 450+ area jobs

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Pfizer is moving into a new $200 million facility in Chesterfield for research and development.  St. Louis County says the development will create more than 80 jobs and retain 450 positions.  The building is being constructed by ClayCo. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in 2017.  It will be designed to develop biotherapeutic molecules like vaccines, immune-oncology therapies.  Pfizer plans to bring employes from two sites together once the new building is complete. “Missouri is […]

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    Suspect that ambushed police officer, killed in shootout

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say the suspect wanted connection to the Sunday night shooting of St. Louis police officer was killed in shootout around 12:45 am Monday morning near the intersection of Smiley and Leola avenues. In a late night press conference Chief Sam Dotson said the department is looking into whether the suspect was afraid he might have been recognized by officer that was shot Sunday, and fired on that officer.   Dotson said officers and federal authorities […]

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    Lake St. Louis homeowner faces murder charges after shooting suspected car thief

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A homeowner shot and killed a suspected car thief outside his home on November 4th at around 1am. Now Charles Flagg, the homeowner, faces manslaughter and murder charges.   The Castle Doctrine came into question in this case. That is the Missouri law that states a citizen may used deadly force if they feel an imminent threat. Flagg tells police that he woke up from a deep sleep to hear his car alarm going off. He […]

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    MetroLink security officer shot in Wellston

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI) – A MetroLink security officer was shot by a light rail rider Thursday afternoon. The officer was shot in the shoulder by the suspect.  Police returned fire and hit the suspect. The shooting happened at the MetroLink station in the 6400 block of Plymouth. A call for an, “Officer in need of aid” went out over police radio at around 2 p.m. This appears to be over an unpaid train ticket.  Police say that Metro security approached a rider […]

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    Missing Roxana teen last seen at her home on Monday

    Update:  Update:  Chief Cunningham called at 9:15 am to report the girl, Kayla Berry, has been found safe and is back with family. ROXANA, IL (KTVI) – Police are looking for a missing 17-year-old from Roxana, IL. Kayla Berry was last seen at her home on Monday. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance have not been released by investigators.  They do not suspect any foul-play in this missing person case. Berry is described as a white female, 5’04” tall, 110 lbs, […]