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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
  • University City police still searching for Jewish Cemetery vandalism suspects

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)- Police are still looking for the people who vandalized a Jewish cemetery in February. More than 150 monument stones were toppled at Chesed Shel Emeth on February 20th 2017. Despite an overwhelming amount of manpower devoted to the investigation authorities have yet to identify a suspect. Investigators say they have reviewed more than 100 hours of video footage and canvassed the surrounding neighborhoods to talk to possible witnesses. University City police have also been in communication […]

  • Get $5 Cardinals tickets for Brewers series

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Fabick Cat is partnering with the St. Louis Cardinals to offer fans tickets for only $5 to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The discounted tickets are for the division matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers on June 13-15. The specially priced tickets will be available while supplies last. Tickets are limited to eight per customer. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/fabickcat.

  • Couple charged in toddler’s death after ‘wrestling moves’

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested for the murder of a 2-year-old. Police accused the child’s mother, 19-year-old Cheyenne Cook, and 24-year-old Richard Gamache Jr. of torturing the child. They said the toddler, identified as Addie Cook, died days after Gamache performed “wrestling moves” on her. Police responded to the 3800 block of Dorchester Court in House Springs on May 16 to help with EMS. A child was having seizures and was taken to […]

  • ‘007’ Actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Sir Roger Moore, the actor famed for portraying James Bond in seven “007” films between 1973 and 1985, has died after a battle with cancer, according to his family. He was 89. His family released a statement on Twitter Tuesday: “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer.  The love with which he […]

  • Suspect flees from officer after fight turns into shooting in north St. Louis County

    VELDA CITY, MO (KTVI) – The search for a suspect has been called off after an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis County.  Just after 11:00 a.m. Monday, a Velda City police officer responded to a house in the 2200 block of Lucas & Hunt Road for a domestic disturbance. He found that a fight was ongoing in the front yard. The officer saw that one man was hiding an item behind his leg and ordered the suspect to drop […]

  • Major Case Squad investigators called for Berkeley murder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad is investigating a Berkeley murder. They are asking for tips to help solve a homicide that happened in the 6000 block of Madison. Terrance Robinson, 25, was found shot to death at 2am Wednesday. He lived in the 10,000 block of Gourock Drive in Riverview. The Berkeley Police Department requested the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad to assist with the investigation. Do you have any information? Call the Berkeley Police […]

  • St. Louis Treasurer starts GoFundMe page to remove Confederate monument in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS – A GoFundMe page started by St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones aims to take down a Confederate Monument in Forest Park. The goal is to raise $25,000. The Confederate monument was placed in the park in 1914 by the Daughters of the Confederacy. It appears she had some trouble setting up the account. Jones tweeted Wednesday, “The word ‘Confederate’ scares GoFundMe and they won’t let me set it up for a week.” Jones eventually got the account set up. She […]

  • Boil order for parts of Jefferson County lifted after three weeks

    HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – A boil order for a significant portion of Jefferson County has been lifted. People and businesses in Public Water District #2 have been dealing with the inconvenience for three weeks. It was put into place after record flooding in the area. The utility says there is nothing special that needs to be done, you can use the water as usual. Owners of the neighboring Dave’s Diner and Pegg’s Restaurant On the Boulevard in High Ridge said […]

  • Newborn found with about 100 rodent bites; Arkansas parents arrested

    Warning: Story contains disturbing content MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Two Arkansas parents are behind bars after their newborn baby underwent facial reconstruction surgery Monday after being bitten by rodents around 100 times, police said. Parents Charles Elliott, 18, and Erica Shyrock, 19, each face a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor after the child was rushed to the hospital Sunday. KARK reports that an emergency room nurse told investigators that the 15-day-old baby girl suffered bite wounds on her arms, fingers, hands and face. Police […]

  • ‘American Pickers’ coming to the St. Louis area and looking for leads

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The stars of the History Channel’s hit TV show, “American Pickers” are looking for hidden treasures near St. Louis in June. They are looking for interesting people to feature on television and antiques to take back to the shop. The crew, including Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to Illinois next month.  The production company tells the Belleville News Democrat that, “They’re asking locals to send in information on large, private collections or accumulations […]

  • Interactive St. Louis County map gives an aerial tour of history

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Want to know what an area looked like in the past? Saint Louis County has an interactive map that lets you go back in time to see a bird’s-eye view of local history. The Saint Louis County’s GIS Service Center has aerial photos of the area dating back to 1937. You can peel back the years like layers to discover how neighborhoods formed and how major projects shaped the area. Some of the older maps […]

  • Longtime FOX 2 reporter John Auble dies at 77

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It is with great sadness that we report that John Auble has died at 77-years-old. John had been fighting cancer for a long time and he finally succumbed on Saturday night, surrounded by his family. John was a warrior a true journalist who cared. He served the St. Louis community well and we are grateful for his service. He is survived by his wife Charmaine, five children, seven grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. We will […]