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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
  • Police chase ends near O’Fallon Park in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Police are responding to a call for an officer in need of aid near O’Fallon Park in north St. Louis.  The incident is near the intersection of Athlone and East Carter. There is a heavy police presence in the area.  Crime tape is blocking the street. Yeatman’s corner store is located at that intersection.  A person at the store tells FOX 2 that a police chase ended in the area.  The witness says that shots were fired […]

  • Two small earthquakes shake New Madrid zone in southeast Missouri

    NEW MADRID, MO – Two small earthquakes shook southeast Missouri Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that they hit at 8:00am and 12:30pm. The earthquakes were about 17 miles apart. The ground shook three miles from Tiptonville, TN at around 8:00am. The town is located on the Mississippi river on the border with Missouri. The magnitude of this quake was 2.9 with a depth of five and a half miles. A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was reported six miles north of […]

  • Nifty Fifty Adoption Event

      ST. LOUIS —  We’ve been talking a lot about cats lately. Before the famous Rally Cat made his debut at Busch. There was this guy, Tuffy.  He is a calico cat, and he’s a boy, which apparently is very rare. Nifty Fifty Adoption Event $50 Adoptions for 1yr. old and up for the entire month of August Open Door Animal Sanctuary 6065 Duda Rd. House Springs 636-671-3643 Paws To Party 5:30Pm – 9:30Pm Sunday The Doubletree Hilton 16625 Swingley Ridge […]

  • Hazmat situation near St. Louis Community College’s Meramec campus

    KIRKWOOD, MO – A hazmat situation near the St. Louis Community College’s Meramec campus has been cleared. The driver of the semi truck noticed that a 55 gallon drum of aluminum chloride was leaking.  This prompted authorities to evacuate a nearby gas station. They also closed Big Bend from Geyer to the college’s entrance. Authorities have cleared the scene. They say the chemical is a non-hazardous mix of aluminum chloride. This solution is used to clean sewers and poses no public […]

  • Driver says ‘angel’ was with him as driveshaft came flying through windshield

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – A man survived one of the most bizarre and harrowing accidents you’ll ever see, as a drive shaft from a truck flipped up and speared the windshield of his pickup truck while he was driving along Interstate 55 in Imperial. Steve Montgomery, 56, of Poplar Bluff, claims an angel was with him. He has a photo to back it up. Montgomery said he was driving home to Poplar Bluff from a painting job in O’Fallon, Missouri a little […]

  • Where is Rally Cat? The Cardinals comment on the charismatic kitty

    ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals look to complete the four game sweep of the Royals Thursday at Busch. The redbirds fell behind early Wednesday but “clawed” their way back. They were trailing 5-4 in the sixth inning when play was stopped because a car wandered onto the field. A member of the grounds crew removed the kitty, but not before he got bitten and scratched. The very next pitch, with bases loaded for Yadier Molina, and the rally cat comes […]

  • Police chase from St. Charles County ends with crash near Moscow Mills

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A car chase that started near New Town in St. Charles ended in a crash near Moscow Mills. Police have two men in custody. We know that police were chasing suspects wanted for stealing a car from the Newtown. The pursuit went west on I-70 to Wentzville. That is when the chase took a turn onto Highway 61. The vehicle the suspect was driving crashed on Highway 79 and Highway Y. There was a small fire […]

  • St. Louis Bomb squad on Concordia Seminary campus

    ST. LOUIS — The bomb squad was at the Concordia Seminary campus Monday afternoon. Crews were at the main building located at 801 Seminary Place. The school is located just west of Forest Park. Workers in the campus mailroom started opening a package delivered to the building.  They discovered wires sticking out, stopped opening the package and called police to report the suspicious item. A worker wearing a blast suit went into the building. He came out of the building […]

  • Police search for missing 6-year-old in O’Fallon, MO

    Update: She has been found safe. O’Fallon, MO – Police are searching for a missing 6-year-old girl in the 500 block of St John in the Forest Park Subdivision. She is described as 3 & ½ feet tall, with dirty blonde shoulder length hair. She is wearing a light colored t-shirt and black Capri style pants. If you have any information please call 911.

  • Fatal accident in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS — Police confirm that there is a fatal accident at 11:40am near the intersection of New Halls Ferry Road and Netherton Drive. A Florissant officer identified a suspicious vehicle about a mile away from the crash scene. St. Louis County Police say an officer with the Florissant Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle started speeding away from police. St. Louis County Police say the Florissant officer did not pursue the suspicious vehicle. St. Louis County […]

  • St. Louis air quality monitoring program resumes amid demolition concerns

    ST. LOUIS — An air quality monitoring program is being resumed being by Mayor Lyda Krewson. With fewer workers, Krewson will re-establish the monitoring program before demolition begins to remove hundreds of vacant and abandoned homes in the city. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that concerns over airborne asbestos surfaced in the aftermath of the recent Clemons house fire. The EPA checked and found no airborne asbestos from that fire but it rekindled the monitoring program. As recently as 2011, the […]

  • How to listen to FOX 2’s podcasts

    ST. LOUIS — FOX 2 is now offering several podcasts of some of your favorite shows and segments. You can listen to FOX 2 Headlines, Hancock and Kelley, Post Scripts, The Pulse of St. Louis and The Kilcoyne Opinion from your favorite podcast app. You can find the podcasts by searching for them in iTunes or Google Play. Direct links to subscribe are available below: FOX 2 Headlines: iTunes – Google Play Get the latest local news update. This podcast […]