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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
  • Crash closes Kingshighway near Chippewa

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A serious car crash closes Kingshighway near Chippewa. Accident reconstruction has been called to investigate. The extent of injuries is not known at this time.  More details will be posted as this story develops. Refresh this page for the latest update. Check the latest road conditions here:  FOX2Now.com/Traffic

  • Vogue: ‘An Insider’s Guide to the Magic of St. Louis’

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A writer for Vogue calls St. Louis her hometown. Dawn Sturmon writes that she never imagined ending up in the Midwest after working in fashion and media in New York and Los Angeles for a decade. But, she has called St. Louis her home for the past 15 years. Now, she is showing the rest of the country what they’re missing. Sturmon takes readers on a tour of the best St. Louis has to offer in […]

  • Thieves stage smash-and-grab at STL Grillzz

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A crew of thieves stage on early morning smash-and-grab burglary at a popular north St. Louis specialty store. Surveillance video shows the bandits breaking into STL Grillzz at Delmar and Hamilton. The video shows five suspects entering and exiting the building. The shop owner says that this is the second time the store has been burglarized. It’s not known how much was stolen.

  • Fatal head-on collision closes Highway 61 near Imperial, Mo

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – A head-on collision involving multiple vehicles has closed Highway 61/67 in Imperial, Missouri Tuesday morning.  The accident happened near the intersection with Holly at around 7:45am.  This appears to be a fatal crash. There are four ambulances and many first responders at the scene.  It is unclear how many people were injured in the accident. A FOX 2 photographer in SkyFOX helicopter appears to have spotted a body in the wreckage.  A man arriving at the scene […]

  • Art Museum shuts down road to deliver new exhibit

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Workers shut down a road in Forest Park in preparation for a new exhibit at the art museum. Fine Arts Drive was closed as crews brought in items for a new exhibit that opens in about two weeks. Its called Sunken Cities– Egypt’s Lost Worlds. The art museum is the first North American art museum to tell the story of the two cities submerged under the mediterranean sea for thousands of years. The exhibit runs from March […]

  • Cardinals home game subscription tickets now available

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Ballpark passes go on sale today for the Cardinals 2018 season.  This is the second year they’ve offered the subscription-type service where fans can pay $29.99 per month to attend unlimited home games, excluding the home opener. Subscribers will receive a standing room ticket for each home game through the MLB Ballpark app.  Budweiser is sponsoring the program this year saying it’s a great complement to the new terrace inside Busch Stadium.

  • Vote for FOX 2’s news and meteorologists for St. Louis Magazine’s 2018 A-List

    ST. LOUIS, MO — FOX 2’s meteorologists and our top-rated morning newscasts are now nominated for St. Louis Magazine’s 2018 A-List. The magazine just posted the link to post online. They describe the contest like this: “Every year, St. Louis Magazine compiles the A-List, our tribute to the best of the best in St. Louis. Who tops your list? Vote below to help determine a winner. Contest will end on Friday, March 16, and winners will be announced in St. […]

  • Students to walk out of several St. Louis schools Wednesday for gun violence protest

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Students at several area St. Louis schools are planning to walk out of class Wednesday to raise awareness about gun violence. Teachers, administrators, and pupils from the following schools have contacted FOX 2 about the protests to be held at 10am: Washington University Medical School, Clayton High School, Kirkwood High School, Webster Groves High School, Edwardsville High School, Grand Center Arts Academy, Oakville High School, and Parkway Northeast Middle School. There are likely a lot more […]

  • Watch Al Watkins’ raucous news conference involving Greitens investigation

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The ex-husband of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ former mistress is telling all. Hours before his testimony to a Missouri House committee on Friday, the ex-husband’s attorney addressed the media. The House committee is made up of five Republicans and two Democrats. The committee has 40 days to complete its investigation. Gov. Greitens was arrested February 22 on charges of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a picture of a nude or partially nude woman without her consent. […]

  • St. Louis Zoo purchasing 425 acres in St. Louis County for $7.1 million

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Saint Louis Zoo is expanding; but not in Forest Park. The zoo is purchasing the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562‘s 425-acre complex in north St. Louis County near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which includes the Emerald Greens Golf Course. They plan on developing the property to care for threatened and endangered animals. There also will likely be a public component to this property. This is similar to other zoos […]

  • Meghan King Edmonds appears in ‘Queen Bey’ maternity photos

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Edmonds are moving back to town with several new additions to the Family. This February Meghan King Edmonds announced that she is pregnant with twin boys. They also just broke ground on a home near Frontenac Mall last month. Meghan’s maternity ‘Beyonce’ themed photo shoot is raising some eyebrows on her Facebook page. Some commenters say the former Real Housewife of Orange County shouldn’t compare herself to the singer. But, Edmonds’ status states, “If I […]

  • Missing O’Fallon man last seen Tuesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO — O’Fallon Missouri Police have filed a missing person report for Adam Tumbrink. A Facebook page setup to find him says he was last seen Tuesday at around 5pm. He was driving a Ford Expedition. A FOX 2 reporter says his vehicle was found in front of FOX Pizza at O’Fallon and K. He was nowhere to be found, but his cellphone was in the SUV. We’re being told police are now actively searching for him. This […]