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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
  • Missouri Highway Patrol searching for fugitive

    ROLLA, MO – The Missouri Highway Patrol is looking for a prisoner in Phelps County, Missouri. Christopher Hunt, 33, was able to escape after overpowering a guard near Edgar Springs. Hunt was traveling in a Texas County Transport van. He was found guilty in court this morning in Phelps county.  A judge sentenced him to two consecutive 10-year prison sentences.  He was being transported back to Texas county.  Officers found the van, abandoned, along Phelps County Road 6300 near U.S. 63, […]

  • Escaped prisoner steals car in south St. Louis; considered armed & dangerous

    ST. LOUIS — The search is on for a missing St. Louis County prisoner after he escaped police custody. Police believe the escape inmate has ties to this area and he should considered armed and dangerous. Investigators believe he has taken control of a vehicle since his escape. Police say Bruce Brutsman, 36, was taken to a hospital Saturday at around 9:30am after allegedly swallowing a battery. He escaped from the correctional officer and fled on foot. Brutsman, is described as […]

  • Pride Parade in downtown St. Louis Sunday

    ST. LOUIS — It was an array of rainbows downtown Saturday.  Crowds gathered at Soldiers’ Memorial Park in downtown St. Louis. Day two of the St.  Louis Pride Festival kicks off Sunday. The Pride Parade is today at noon. More information: https://www.pridestl.org/  

  • Firefighters rescue puppy after falling 10 feet down drain

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – It was one of the ‘smallest’ rescues of its kind, and maybe even the cutest. A little puppy named Mia fell 10-feet down a vent drain earlier this week.  FOX 2 now has video of the dog. The Maryland Heights fire protection district used special gear to get her back up to safety.  Mia was covered in debris, which made it a little challenging to locate her. “It is something that happens. We’ve rescued dogs from […]

  • Homicide investigators called after skull of missing man found

    ST. LOUIS — A utility worker discovered a human skull behind a vacant building in the 4500 block of Riverview last October. Investigators now say it belongs to Jerome Baker, 28, of the 5000 block of Enright. He was reported missing in May, 2016. The original missing person report has been reclassified as a homicide. Investigators say that the manner and cause of death is “undetermined” at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Baker was originally reported missing from a […]

  • Millions of gallons of sewage dumping into Mississippi after pipe bursts

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL — A broken sewer line is dumping around two million gallons of raw sewage every day into the Mississippi just north of St. Louis. A representative from Illinois American Water confirms to FOX 2 that that the spill is 2.5 miles upstream from their intake pipe. Their plant provides drinking water for most of St. Clair County’s residents. There are millions of gallons of water flowing down the Mississippi river every minute. The sewage is significantly […]

  • Y98 radio host Paul Cook announces he has stage 4 cancer

    ST. LOUIS — A local radio host has announced that he has cancer. Longtime afternoon drive personality at Y98, Paul Cook made the announcement on the station’s Facebook page. He says that he was just diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer. “In case you’re wondering where I have gone for big chunks of the next six months. The reason is that I will be getting treated for stage four colorectal cancer. Big surprise to me as well. I have the […]

  • Ferguson settles Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million

    ST. LOUIS — The Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit was settled for  $1.5 million. Ferguson’s city attorney tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an insurance company will make the payout. A federal judge approved the settlement in the suit filed by Brown’s parents. Brown’s family sued the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Former Police Officer Darren Wilson. Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. The […]

  • St. Louis child killed by wave on Alabama coast identified

    Fort Morgan, AL – A 10-year-old boy from St. Louis Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said.  The victim has been identified as Nolan McCabe. He was going to be a fifth grade student at Wohlwend Elementary School. An autopsy is planned Thursday. The child’s father is identified as Joshua McCabe. “The boy’s father was outside but several feet away attending other children and noticed […]

  • Firefighters at burning wildlife center in Stanton

    STANTON, MO – A fire investigation is underway at a wildlife center in Stanton, Missouri. The incident took place at Riverside Wildlife Center located at 275 Highway W. The fire started at around 8am. According to the wildlife center’s website they are the home to large cats, alligators, emus, and other animals. They also have snakes, turtles, frogs, and other reptiles. Tour guides offer encounters with the baby alligators and other small reptiles. The Sheriff’s Department says that the fire was at […]

  • The benefits of intermittent fasting

    ST. LOUIS — Do you fast?   You may want to consider it once you hear about the health benefits.  Jen McDaniel with the Academy Of Nutrition and Dietitics is here this morning to talk about intermittent fasting or IF. The two most popular approaches are: 5/2 fast: 5 days of normal eating & 2 days of fasting (24 hour fast).  Alternate fasting: Diet where you fast every other day. In this approach, a fasting day means you eat around […]

  • St. Louis child killed by huge wave while family vacations on Alabama coast

    FORT MORGAN, AL – A 10-year-old child from St. Louis was killed after a large wave knocked a beach log in front of the condo his family was vacationing in. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reports that the log toppled onto the boy, killing him. They arrived on the scene located in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court for a possible drowning at around 10:30am Wednesday. The child walked outside the condo earlier this morning during a walk […]