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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
  • St. Louis named #1 city for Major League Baseball fans

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Major League Baseball’s World Series between the Dodgers and Astros is in full swing. But, there is some exciting news for baseball fans in St. Louis. Personal-finance website WalletHub has named St. Louis 2017’s City for MLB Baseball. The Gateway to the West drops to the #2 spot when you include fans for minor league teams and NCAA Baseball. WalletHub says that they used this method to come up with the ranking, “To determine the […]

  • Midwest reporter explains why you don’t need a big city to make dreams come true

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Do you need to be on the coasts to make a “difference”? Jeff Houghton knows that isn’t true. He works at FOX 5 in Springfield, Missouri and produced this inspring video about working hard to make your dreams come true. The YouTube description states, “You don’t need to be on a coast or in a big city to create something amazing. You can do it right where you are. We believe this fallacy that there are […]

  • Maroon 5 to play St. Louis in 2018

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Maroon 5 will be playing the Scottrade Center on September 13, 2018. The band. Tickets for the “Red Pill Blues Tour” go on sale starting Saturday November 4th, 2017. Pre-sale begins October 30th. Maroon 5’s Red Pill Blues album will debut on November 3, 2017. A single off the album called “What Lovers Do” was recently released. It has already climbed to the top ten of the Top 40 charts. The video for the hit single […]

  • Cities try to lure Amazon, but want to keep the details secret

    When Amazon began a search for a second headquarters a month and a half ago, its approach was radically public. The request for proposals was posted online. It outlined the company’s criteria, including generous tax incentives. Cities responded with splashy PR campaigns to woo Amazon and its 50,000 well-paying jobs. But when it comes to the nitty-gritty details of what cities are offering, which are due Thursday, officials haven’t been quite so forthcoming — which could keep citizens in the dark about what cities are giving away […]

  • Kenny Chesney to play Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Country superstar Kenny Chesney is bringing his “Trip Around the Sun” tour to Busch Stadium on Saturday, July 21, 2018 along with special guests Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, and Brandon Lay. Fox 2 is giving away a pair of tickets everyday next week for the tour coming next summer. Fox 2 is offering a pre-sale code to purchase tickets starting October 24. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday October 27th at 9am, and […]

  • Shooting victim’s body found in north St. Louis alley

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A city worker stumbled upon a mysterious murder scene in St. Louis:  a man’s body found next to car with a little dog inside. According to police, the body was found around 8:00am, a little more than an hour after a report of shots fired just a block away. Police say the victim was lying next to a red Mazda in the alley behind Holly Avenue near Penrose in north St. Louis. The car was not […]

  • Yadi is handing out truckloads of aid to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

    ST. LOUIS — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is having a busy post-season after the team ended theirs two weeks ago. The St. Louis Cardinals say he has spent the past 13 days in Puerto Rico distributing food and water to hurricane Maria victims. Molina has been documenting his efforts on Instagram. The St. Louis Cardinals say Molina arrived in Puerto Rico two days after the team’s final game. He has been overseeing the distribution of truckloads of goods to people […]

  • De Smet High School in mourning after assistant football coach killed

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A De Smet Jesuit assistant High School football coach has passed away.  The school and St. Louis police have identified the man shot as former Kirkwood High School, Lindenwood University and University of Northern Iowa football player and Jaz Granderson. Police received a report of a shooting at around 1:00am Monday at the intersection of Minnesota near Hill in the city of St. Louis. A witness reported hearing a vehicle leave the area at a high […]

  • Halloween candy survey shows Missouri loves Milky Ways

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Halloween is a little more than two weeks away and the average Americans plans to spend $35 on candy to give to trick or treaters. The CandyStore.com has released it’s survey on each state’s favorite treat. The survey shows that Missourians love Milky Ways, Dubble- Bubble gum and Butterfingers. Illinois residents go for Sour Patch Kids, M&M’s and Starburst. If you still need to buy your candy for Halloween the best deals will be on October […]

  • Ballpark Village hosting ‘Construction Business’ meetings for phase 2

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The second phase of Ballpark Village is well into the planning stages and developers are looking for businesses to fill the space. Ballpark Village is hosting, “Construction Business Opportunity Meetings.” The presentation is for minority, women-owned and disadvantaged enterprises.  It will include construction opportunities for phase two including hotel, office and retail spaces. There are two times to catch the presentation.  You can see it Monday at  9am or 5:30pm. It will be held at PBR […]

  • Open house on Forest Park improvement this week

    ST. LOUIS, MO — You’ll have a chance this week to learn more about proposed improvements to Forest Park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that those upgrades include a traffic roundabout at Lindell and Union Boulevards, wider sidewalks on the Tamm Avenue bridge across Interstate 64 to the St. Louis Zoo and a separated bike-only path along Lindell. A key recommendation is getting more visitors to use the renovated 750- space parking lot behind the Muny.  It is now known […]

  • Three charged in Victoria’s Secret theft and police chase

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO — Three suspects are under arrest after attempting to steal nearly $7,500 in items from a Lake St. Louis Victoria’s Secret. They were apprehended after their getaway vehicle caught fire during a police chase. Shomyia Renay Hemphill, Britanny Renae Bobo and Lamonica Monique McGee are charged with felony stealing and fleeing Court documents say that the three suspects entered Victoria’s Secret through the “Pink” entrance Wednesday. They began stacking clothing spread out on display tables. They […]