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Anthony is an award-winning reporter from Minneapolis. His passion for
writing and public speaking led him to a career in broadcast
journalism. Anthony is a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota,
where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. During college, he interned
at Twin Cities Public Television, KARE-TV and the U.S. House of
Representatives. He also studied abroad in Mexico. His reporting
career began in Alexandria, MN and he most recently worked in Dayton,

When Anthony is not working he enjoys spending time with his son,
watching movies and reading memoirs. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Recent Articles
  • Sandie Konopelski, an animal-rescue volunteer for the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline of Missouri and Illinois, was killed Friday, April 24, 2015, when she was struck by a MetroLink train. Picture courtesy of the volunteer group.

    Shiloh woman struck, killed by MetroLink train was animal rescuer

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – A 58-year-old Shiloh woman was struck and killed by a  MetroLink train Friday morning while walking on the tracks between the Belleville and Swansea stations, according to Swansea police.  The Bi-State Development Agency reports that the person was struck along the tracks east of Swansea, but not at the station. The victim, identified as Sandie Konopelski, was a woman and a wildlife-rescue volunteer who was responding to a call for an animal on the tracks. According […]

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    U-City cashier throws yogurt on viral video star

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – A heated confrontation at a University City FroYo Frozen Yogurt shop ended with a cashier throwing frozen yogurt on a customer, according to police. Security video from the business shows a customer throwing money at a cashier. Seconds later you can see the cashier throw a bowl of frozen yogurt at the customer. The customer, Andrew Caldwell, said he was trying to get a discount on his yogurt, adding that the cashier called him a […]

  • Report shows some St. Louis region police departments can’t provide proper equipment

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A Better Together report released Wednesday revealed some alarming things about police equipment and spending in the St. Louis region. At least two police departments, Wellston and Flordell Hills, can’t even afford to provide officers with guns. Despite the lack of equipment, the St. Louis region spends more than $350 dollars per resident on police service. That’s about $100 more than similar size regions spend. “In some departments you only get a badge and a name […]

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    St. Louis City Hall evacuated after suspicious items discovered at entrances

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police are investigating a bomb threat reported Tuesday morning at St. Louis City Hall.  Three suspicious containers were found at separate entrances around 7:00a.m. Two of the items were metal cylinders one was a bag.  All staff members were evacuated as a precaution. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officials say all three of the suspicious devices have been secured. City of St Louis Fire Chief  Dennis Jenkerson confirms one cylinder is a CO2 tank. It has […]

  • Strong storms sweep through Chesterfield, leaving a trail of damage

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Strong storms swept through Chesterfield, leaving a trail of damage. At this point the National Weather Service has not confirmed if it was a tornado or just a strong storm but we do know that is caused a lot of damage Thursday night. The damaged occured on Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard near the airport. No one was hurt during the storm but mother nature put on quite a show overnight. Firefighters were quickly dispatched to […]

  • Storm brings flash flooding, wind, rain to Potosi

    POTOSI, MO (KTVI)- Flash flooding, wind and rain did a number on Potosi Wednesday. Storms Several roofs were ripped off downtown buildings including the sheriff’s office and courthouse. The National Weather Service is set to survey the damage and determine if this was a tornado at some point today. Nearly 600 customers in Potosi were still without power as of 6 a.m. Thursday according to Ameren. No one was hurt during the storm. But the storms aren’t over. This area […]

  • Two African-Americans gain council seats in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Voter turn out was bigger than normal as three new city council members were voted into office in Ferguson. Voter turnout was about 30 percent. That`s double the normal turnout and two more black people were elected the city council. In Ferguson Ward 1, Ella Jones won the seat with 50 percent of the vote over three other candidates. She decided to run for office before the unrest in Ferguson began. In ward 2, Brian Fletcher won […]

  • Busch Stadium to host U.S. Women’s Soccer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- About 35,000 tickets have already been sold for the game. It’s really another chance for St. Louis and Busch Stadium to show that they are great places for soccer. The game is Saturday afternoon at 2:30p.m. It’s the first time the National Women’s Team will play on U.S. soil this year. The stadium’s size isn’t ideal for the soccer match but it meets the requirements and offers a unique chance for Cardinal Nation to see soccer. […]

  • Stolen guns on the rise in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s no secret that a number of stolen guns are in the hands of criminals who are walking the streets of St. Louis, but according to the St. Louis Police Department’s Facebook page, the number is on the rise. There are a total of 126 guns that have been reported stolen in the City of St. Louis so far this year. Another nine guns have been reported lost. That is a 55 percent increase from the […]

  • Elderly man dies in O’Fallon, IL house fire

    O’FALLON, IL (KTVI) – An early morning fire turned fatal in O’Fallon, Illinois Tuesday. Officials from the O’Fallon Fire Department say the fire started around midnight at a home in the Country Oaks Subdivision near Highway 50. Fire crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. Firefighters from three different departments responded to the call. Two people were able to escape. However, one elderly man was found in a bedroom on the second floor of the home. He did […]

  • Delmar Loop Trolley construction begins Monday

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)- Construction on the Delmar Loop Trolley project starts impacting MetroLink commuters Monday. Much of the construction is near the DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. The construction will force the closure of the staircase and elevator at the station. It will also force bus riders to get on the bus at the nearby Pershing Ave. stop. The $43 Million project is an electric trolley that will link the Delmar Loop and Forest Park. It will have 10 stops and […]

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    St. Louis County Police aim to recruit more minorities

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis County Police Department is hosting recruiting sessions Friday and Saturday aimed at adding more minority officers. The sessions are open to people of all races. One of the goals is to create more trust between the department and the black community. The sessions will be held at Hazelwood East Middle School Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s located at 1865 Dunn Road. Candidates will take a physical training […]