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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
  • Ballwin police officer completes triathlon before work

    BALLWIN, MO – A police officer completed a triathlon Sunday before heading into work.  The Ballwin Police Department says that Officer Jasmin Softic just learned to swim two weeks ago.  The department posted this Facebook status update: “This morning, while officers worked to ensure the safety of the Ballwin Triathlon athletes, one of our own, Officer Jasmin Softic, was competing in the event for the very first time. An accomplished biker and runner, Jasmin learned to swim a whole two […]

  • Car crashes into roof of St. Louis home

    ST. LOUIS – A car crashes into the roof of a home in the 5900 block of a Lillian after 1pm Sunday. The occupant of the home was at the gym at the time of the crash. The car was speeding down the road and lost control of the vehicle.  The car launched off a hill into the roof of the home. It also appears to have damaged a neighboring home. Firefighters say the driver was trapped under the dashboard. […]

  • Anniversary of first police chase and speeding ticket in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS — This week marks the anniversary of the first police chase and speeding ticket in St. Louis. Officers used their new “Skidoodle” wagon to apprehend the speeder. He was going 28 miles per hour on Union. The legal speed limit on St. Louis city streets was 8 miles per hour. The fine, $50. The police chase happened 113 years ago on July 13th, 1904. The ticket was issued on July 14th, 1904. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers an […]

  • 6th Annual Garbage Bag Gala

    ST. LOUIS — You’ve heard of trashy fashion. These designs made entirely of duct tape and trash bags. It is all part of the 6th annual Garbage Bag Gala Saturday to benefit the Salvation Army’s homeless services. 6th Annual Garbage Bag Gala Saturday, July 15 Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis, located at 1048 Hampton Avenue Tickets are $30 per person, or $50 for two tickets, and doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show begins at 8:30 p.m Designers: Ameli Skoglund Blaser […]

  • World’s Largest Catsup Bottle celebrates National French Fry Day with short film

    ST. LOUIS — The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle is celebrating National French Fry Day by showing their work in a short film posted to the monument’s Facebook page. “My American Dream” is written and directed by Sietske Tjallingii. It shows the struggle of a woman dressed as a french fry trying to hitchhike in Collinsville. You can see more pictures from the film shoot here:  http://www.catsupbottle.com/archive/2010/misst.html July 13 is National French Fry Day! Hot, crispy, and highly addictive – who […]

  • Tan-Tar-A resort in Lake of the Ozarks sold and rebranded Margaritaville

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – One of the largest resorts in Missouri has been sold and will be rebranded as Margaritaville.  The resort’s longtime general manager Fred Dehner tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it’s new name effective March 2019 will be Tan-Tar-A, a Margaritaville Resort. Renovations at Tan-Tar-A will begin immediately. The 500 room lakefront property will be transformed into a ‘casual-luxe’ destination. It will remain open during the phased conversion. Tan-Tar-A was bought by Driftwood Acquisitions & […]

  • St. Louis firefighter dies from injuries sustained in July 5th fire

    ST. LOUIS — A firefighter has died in the line of duty following a fire that happened on July 5th. The St. Louis Fire Department says that Captain John Kemper was injured while battling a structure fire in the 3600 block of Pennsylvania. Kemper was one of four firefighters taken to the hospital during the July 4th holiday. The fire was likely sparked by fireworks during celebrations. Wednesday, Captain John Kemper died from the injuries he sustained in the July […]

  • August Busch IV held by police after helicopter lands in parking lot

    SWANSEA, IL – August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed in a business park Monday. They say he may have been intoxicated and prevented the helicopter from taking off.  No charges have been filed in this incident. Swansea Police say they found the helicopter in the parking lot of the Bronze Pointe Office Park Monday at around 12:45 p.m. They were concerned about the […]

  • Dog rescued from brutally hot vehicle near St. Louis Zoo

    ST. LOUIS — A dog trapped in a hot car caught the attention of people going to the St. Louis Zoo Tuesday. Police and the Humane Society were called to the intersection of Wells near Tamm Avenue. They found a little dog in a Blue Ford Explorer. The Humane Society says in a Facebook post that temperatures were above 120 degrees inside the vehicle. Another temperature reading shows temperatures above 130 degrees. The windows were rolled down a few inches. […]

  • Argument leads to shooting on I-44 in Webster Groves; Major Case Squad activated

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated after an argument at a gas station ended in a shooting on I-44 in Webster Groves. Sources tell FOX 2 that the incident began at a convenience store near Six Flags. People in two vehicles at a gas station got into a heated argument. The vehicles continued eastbound down I-44 and the shooting occurred at around 10:15 p.m. Sunday near the Berry Road and the Big […]

  • Several injured in senior facility bus crash near Dupo, IL

    DUPO, IL – An accident involving a senior center tour bus left several people injured near Dupo, Illinois. The crash happened Monday morning on southbound I-255 near exit six. The bus, from Legacy Place-Waterloo, was headed to Eckert’s when it was struck by an oncoming vehicle that crossed over the median. Four ambulances responded to the crash scene. The ten residents and driver aboard the bus were taken to a local hospital treatment of minor injuries. All lanes of I-255 were […]

  • Mike Matheny’s grandson makes first visit to, ‘Baseball Heaven’

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals posted an image of manager Mike Matheny to Instagram Sunday. The caption says, “First visit to Baseball Heaven with Grandpa.” Ryker James was born on June 13th to Tate and Margaret Matheny. Tate played college baseball at Missouri State University and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 2015 MLB draft. He currently plays right field for their farm team the Salem Red Sox. First visit to […]