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Jeff Bernthal joined KPLR-TV as an intern from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1988. He joned FOX-2 in 2008 and has been an anchor and reporter for both stations.

Jeff has covered some of the biggest news stories in St. Louis over the years, including the unrest in Ferguson, Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates at Washington University and the Flood of the Century. He has also traveled across the country to cover major events including the Joplin tornado, Hurricane Andrew and the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Journalism Review have recognized Jeff numerous times for his outstanding reporting. He is a St. Louis native who feels a fortunate to report the news in the city he knows best.

Jeff has served on the board of directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJSTL) in the past. This organization fights bias, bigotry and racism.

Jeff is married and is the father of one daughter. You can watch Jeff’s reports on both KPLR-11 and FOX 2.

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    Parents raise security concerns at Northwest Academy of Law, following fights

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Metropolitan Police along with juvenile detectives were called to Northwest Academy of Law for two altercations Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Public School District. They assisted school security in trying to restore order. The district already had its Crisis Intervention Team at the school because one student was shot and killed the night before. 17-year-old Damani Aitch was inside a vehicle with two other teens when he was shot Monday night near Emma […]

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    Deadly shooting on I-55, is the third this year

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A deadly shooting on Interstate 55 is not the first-time gunfire took a life on the interstate. There have been at least two other deadly shootings on I-55 this year. The owner of Maggie O’Briens was shot and killed near I-55 and Loughborough last month.  A woman in her 20’s was shot and killed August near I-55 and Arsenal in August. “I’m not going to risk my life on the highway,” said St. Louis resident Nathaniel […]

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    Governor-elect Grietens’s wife, robbed at gunpoint in CWE

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Monday night Governor-elect Eric Grietens’s wife was robbed at gunpoint in the Central West End of St. Louis city. St. Louis police say Sheena Grietens had just left a restaurant in the Central West End just after 6 pm and had gotten into her car on a parking lot located on West Pine.  While looking at her phone, a suspect open her car door, pointed a gun at her and demanded her property. She complied with […]

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    Man struck and killed on Hall Street

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Accident Reconstruction has been called out for fatal accident on Hall Street in north St. Louis. Police say a man was crossing Hall Street, near Humboldt when he was struck by a vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the police.

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    Musician beaten in Soulard, believes he was a victim of the “Knockout Game”

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A local musician is recovering from injuries he suffered from an attack for no apparent reason.  Tom Hall believes he was the victim of the knockout game. Hall was taking a shortcut down a Soulard alley Thursday night.  He was in a hurry to make it home in time to watch the St. Louis Blues game on television.  Hall said that was a mistake.  He said 4 of the suspects got in front of him and asked […]

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    Double shooting leaves one man dead, 1 injured

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday St. Louis homicide detectives were called to a scene where two people have been shot. The shooting happened a few blocks from Washington University in area north of Forest Park Parkway. Police say the shooting occurred on De Giverville. 23-year-old Rolando Bolden was found deceased at the scene, while the other victim was transported to the hospital. A GoFundMe account has been set-up by Bolden’s family to help pay funeral expenses. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Missouri’s presidential electors being asked to vote for Clinton

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – They are the ones who ultimately select the president and vice president of the United States. The Electoral College will make its choice December 19. The process begins well before the general election. Each party selects its own presidential electors. The Republican Party in Missouri will send its10 presidential electors to Jefferson City because Donald Trump was the presidential candidate with the most votes in the state. Hector Maldonado from Sullivan is one of the 10 […]

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    Missouri could become right-to-work state this legislative session

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Supporters of organized labor say it will only weaken a union’s ability to negotiate on behalf of its workers. Supporters of right-to-work legislation say it will create more jobs. State Rep. Holly Rehder (R – Sikeston) pre-filed a bill in Jefferson City Thursday that would give union members the option of not paying union dues. She said businesses want to locate and expand in states with right-to-work legislation. “One of the most important items about […]

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    Donated Christmas decorations bring joy to Jefferson County flood victims

    FENTON, MO (KTVI) – Virginia Yandell is one of hundreds of homeowners who watched water ruin their homes during December downpours in 2015.  Her Fenton home has since been raised 8 feet, but is not yet up to code.  Yandell has been renting an apartment for the past 9 months. “I just feel like I lost everything of course.  I don`t have any furniture. Everything because of mildew and mold was taken out,” said Yandell. Yandell is not alone.  The […]

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    Protesters ‘Fight for 15’ at locations across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Metropolitan Police report 30 arrests were made for impeding traffic on Hampton Avenue Tuesday night.  A combination of labor and social justice groups joined forces to demonstrate on behalf of a higher minimum wage.   Some demonstrators sat on Hampton Avenue blocking traffic for about 30 minutes during the evening rush hour. The Fight For 15 is an effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Demonstrations took place in cities across […]

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    Law enforcement worried unsuspecting buyers could be purchasing stolen campers

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – It’s a baffling crime that has investigators in Madison County fearing it could lead to someone being out a lot of money.  Three camper trailers were recently stolen.  The fear is the thieves will try to sell them to unsuspecting buyers on a website such as Craigslist. The three camper trailers were stolen either late on the night of November 19th or early in the morning of November 20th, according to the Office of the […]

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    Officer shot last Sunday helps open 30th annual Guns ‘n Hoses

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was quite a moment at the Scottrade Center when a wounded St. Louis Police sergeant decided to make a public appearance. He appeared on stage and waved to loud cheers. Sgt. Tom Lake also gestured to his heart in appreciate of the response from the crowd. “Oh man it gave me goose bumps,” said Illinois Department of Corrections employee Jonathon Brown. Brown was one of the boxers participating in the annual event. “They make sacrifices […]