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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

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    Paul ‘Father Time’ Pagano dies at 93-years-old

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The man was a St. Louis institution. You’ve seen him at dressed in patriotic gear with “Father Time” signs at Cardinals games, parades, and carnivals. He has waved to hundreds of thousands of strangers over the decades. He asked for nothing, but wished crowds of fans the best. Paul Peter Pagano died Friday morning. He was 93. Pagano’s family said he had 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren with two more on the […]

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    ‘Officer Blake C. Snyder’ sign posted at St. Louis County Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – County Executive Steve Stenger signed an order, Tuesday night, officially renaming Clydesdale Park in South County in honor of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.  The sign for “Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park” was posted on Thursday. “The St. Louis County Park presently known as Clydesdale Park is hereby re-named and hereafter referred to as the Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park” Stenger read at Tuesday’s council meeting. “While it has been […]

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    Officer Mike Flamion releases ‘Thank You’ video

    Officer Mike Flamion and his wife Sarah are overwhelmed by your support. They made this video to say, “Thank You.” The Ballwin Police officer was paralyzed after he was shot during a routine traffic stop July 8.  The Gary Sinise Foundation is helping the couple build a modified home.

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    Explosions heard at farm-house fire in Maryland Heights

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A farm-house is on fire in Maryland Heights.  The home is located near the intersection of Page and the Maryland Heights Expressway. The fire started at around 2:15pm and may have been the result of a lightning strike. There are about 15 fire units are at the scene. The fire department says that there was a person at the home at the time of the fire.   They encountered a lot of fire in the basement and […]

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    Man accused of murdering Officer Snyder pleads ‘not guilty’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The man accused of murdering a St. Louis County Police Officer was arraigned in associate circuit court Wednesday afternoon. Trenton Forster, 18, has been released from the hospital and appeared in person at court. Forster is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of 33-year-old officer Blake Snyder. He pleads “not guilty” to both charges. His next court appearance will be on December 5th. Officer Blake Snyder and his partner were […]

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    Murder suspect in custody after body found near Cahokia

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad has a suspect in custody for the murder of Jamell Bridges, 24, of East St. Louis, IL. Bridges’ body was found lying on Judith drive in unincorporated Cahokia at around 10:30am Friday. Police have charged Demarkus “Cat” Scott with the murder.  The victim was shot in the chest. Scott’s bond is set at $1 million dollars. He is currently being held at the St. Clair County jail. Police have not released a motive in this […]

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    Suspicious package discovered outside Edwardsville Post Office

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Edwardsville Police Department and agents with the ATF were called to the U.S. Post Office at around 10am after receiving calls of a suspicious package at the building.  The package was located on top of a mailbox.  Investigators say that nothing on the package that indicated that it was to be delivered to someone. Police closed N. Kansas Street in front of the post office while authorities determined if the object was dangerous or not.  A bomb robot was […]

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    Thousands sign petition to change park’s name to honor Officer Blake Snyder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Over 3,000 people have signed a petition to change the name of Clydesdale Park to the name of a slain St. Louis County Police Officer. Officer Blake Snyder was shot and killed on October 6th near that location. The Change.org request to the St Louis County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board wants to change the name of the park to, “Blake Snyder Memorial Park.” Dawn Oppy, the organizer of the petition drive, says that Steve […]

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    Belleville gas leak causes evacuation and Metro train delays

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A gas leak is causing an evacuation and Metro train delays in Belleville. The Fire Department tweets that contractors struck an underground natural gas line near the intersection of North Church street near Bristow. There are crews at the scene working to fix the leak. One apartment building in the area has been evacuated. Strong winds are blowing the gas that smells like rotten eggs north. The Belleville Fire Department says there is no danger at […]

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    CNN series profiles heroin problem at Kirkwood High School

    Suburban teenagers around the United States are are battling opioid addiction. CNN’s Deborah Feyerick visits St. Louis County where heroin deaths are nearly four times the national average. The CNN’s series “Heroin: The poisoning of America” came to Kirkwood, MO to profile one student. Kolton Kaleta is a Kirkwood High School student. He says he tried heroin for the first time at 15-years-old. Kaleta says that dealers target affluent teens because they have the money to pay for drugs. He says, […]

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    Body found near Cahokia investigated as homicide; Major Case Squad activated

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad has been activated after a man’s body was found lying on Judith drive near Cahokia at around 10:30am Friday. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Jamell Bridges, 24, of East St. Louis, IL. Police called Emergency Medical Services to the scene after finding the body. EMS determined that he died after receiving a gunshot wound. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department requested […]

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    FOX 2’s Pep Zone Playoff 2016 Sweepstakes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Who has the most school spirit in St. Louis? FOX 2’s “Pep-Zone” goes to a lot of area schools to ask that question. This is your chance to let us know who reigns supreme in St. Louis. Get your school to vote in our poll. Gather students, teachers, friends and friends of friends to let us know who has the most school spirit. The school with the most votes wins a pizza party from Papa John’s […]