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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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    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — Zookeepers say April the giraffe’s udders are developing before birth. They have been watching the video feed closely for more signs of her pregnancy moving along. Animal Adventure Park began streaming on Feb. 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing worldwide attraction. The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored. Animal Adventure Park posted this update to Facebook Tuesday morning: “Progression! The udder continues […]

  • This funny Missouri reporter explains the Midwest to the rest of the country

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – America’s Midwestern “foreign correspondent” explains the region to the rest of the country. Many people on the coasts don’t really get what happens in the middle of the nation. FOX 5’s Jeff Houghton sets them straight with this snarky take on an international report coming from the nation’s heartland. “The media centers on the coasts don’t really know the Midwest that well, with very few reporters assigned to the area. I have taken it upon […]

  • Researchers forecast St. Louis as a hotspot for Zika transmission

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Researchers at Saint Louis University say that the city of St. Louis and St. Clair County, Illinois, are among the areas considered at high risk for transmission of Zika infection following a study to predict high risk areas for Zika transmission. The bulls-eye of predicted Zika transmission is the Mississippi River delta. An article in the American Journal of Public Health by Saint Louis University researchers says the virus is also likely to be transmitted in […]

  • Teenager dead, six others wounded in north St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Seven people were shot near the intersection of Palm and Geraldine in north St. Louis Friday evening. One person was killed. Police say that a group of people were hanging out in front of the home when three people came up to the group.  One person then shot at the people outside the home.  There was no argument.  The suspects ran away from the scene and down an alley. A 15-year-old was shot in the head […]

  • Crash on I-44 in downtown St. Louis causing rush hour delays

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An accident has closed westbound lanes of I-44 near Cass in downtown St. Louis. The rush-hour accident is backing up traffic in on other highways that go through the area. It is not clear what caused the accident or if there are any injuries. More details will be posted as this story develops. Refresh this page for the latest update. Check the latest traffic conditions here: FOX2Now.com/Traffic Grab our app for the the updates on […]

  • Will St. Louis Lambert Airport go private? Mayor submits preliminary application to FAA

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Will Lambert Airport go private? A release from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that the city has submitted a preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program. The FAA says that the program is designed to allow, “Select U.S. airports to generate access to sources of private capital for airport improvement and development. The results aim to improve operational efficiencies, allow for private sector innovation, and free up airport revenue for […]

  • Fans get unlimited tickets to Cardinals games through new app

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals are launching a subscription service for tickets called, ” Ballpark Pass.” The service allows fans to attend as many home games as they want for $29.99 a month. Subscribers receive a standing room ticket delivered each day to their smartphone through Major League Baseball’s Ballpark app. The Cardinals say the new service is perfect for people who want to make a spontaneous trip to the ballpark. Standing Room tickets allow fans to enjoy […]

  • High speed police chase winds from St. Louis County to downtown

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Suspects in a stolen vehicle are leading police on a high speed chase through St. Louis.  Officers from Bel Ridge are in pursuit of a gray Chevy Malibu on I-70 reportedly travelling at 90mph. The chase started in St. Louis County and the suspects went eastbound on I-70 to downtown.  The chase then wound around side streets.  The police pursuit ended at West Florissant and Riverview.  All suspects are in custody. There is no word on injuries […]

  • Several towns near St. Louis top the, ’50 safest cities in Missouri’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named the top 50 safest cities in Missouri. The ranking is made from the most recent FBI Crime Reports, population data, and their own research. Several cities near St. Louis are near the top of the list. Alarms.org gave this explanation for their methodology: “To identify the safest cities in Missouri, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population […]

  • Crash closes westbound I-70 in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A crash has closed westbound I-70 in St. Charles County. MoDOT reports that the accident happened at around 12:10pm at Route K/M. Police say there were minor injuries in the two car crash. The crash has been cleared.  Police say the highway is open now. Traffic is backed up in the area. Check the latest traffic conditions here: FOX2Now.com/Traffic

  • Great grandmother with dementia singing shows the powerful connection between music and memory

    FARMINGTON, MO (KTVI) – An 88-year-old woman suffering from dementia shows that music can be a powerful connection to the past. Farmington Presbyterian Manor says that when Marsha Odle hears a song she jumps in and sings every word. Music has played a major role in her life. Odle’s daughter wrote to FOX 2 about this amazing video. Jennifer Gaye Seabourne says that, “She is 88 years old. Mother of 5 children 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was […]

  • Legendary Rock ‘n Roll Musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Police say that legendary rock n’ roll musician Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90-years-old. First responders were called to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at about 12:40pm Saturday. They found an unresponsive man inside the home. They started administering lifesaving techniques. St. Charles Police say he could not be revived. Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26pm. St. Charles Police sat they have confirmed the identity of the man to be Charles […]