Jeff Bernthal


Jeff Bernthal came to KPLR-TV as an intern from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in1988. He spent the next three years working behind the scenes before being hired as a full time reporter. His first story was the expansion of the St. Louis Science Center. Throughout his journalism career, some of the major events he's covered include the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Hurricane Andrew in Florida and the Flood of the Century in St. Louis.

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 fortunate to anchor and report the news in the city he knows best. He has served on the board of directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJSTL.) This organization is dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promotes understanding and respect among all races religions and cultures. The group helps promote and celebrate the diversity of St. Louis. Jeff attributes his position as a reporter that he's had the good fortune of discovering first hand how diverse the St. Louis community is.

He is proud to be associated with Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization, which raises funds locally, for both Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Whether he is attending a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or a concert at The Pageant, his love of music is varied. He enjoys playing golf, cooking, Cardinals Baseball and he says he "Bleeds Blue," (for the St. Louis Blues.)

You can watch Jeff Bernthal on News 11 weeknights at 7pm.

Recent Articles

  • Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:02pm, April 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI)– Residents living near the Bridgeton Landfill will soon be receiving news about a class action lawsuit settlement. ...
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  • 5 teachers given layoff notices in Breese, Ill.

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    BREESE, IL (KTVI)– A small Illinois school district is facing a big financial problem. The Breese, Illinois district is voting...
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  • Man charged with sexually torturing women beginning in 2006

    Posted on: 9:35 am, April 15, 2014, by and

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say a South County man for raped, sodomized, and tortured multiple women dating back...
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  • Gardeners scrambling to protect plants from freezing temps

    Posted on: 10:01 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)– Area nurseries rushed to protect their plants before April temperatures plunged into the danger zone.  A freeze...
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  • Jewish community reacts to shootings in Kansas City

    Posted on: 7:21 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 03:20pm, April 13, 2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – St. Louis area Jewish leaders are shocked and saddened over a deadly shooting in a...
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  • Community rallies to stop heroin epidemic in St. Charles

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:47pm, April 10, 2014

    (KTVI) – They lost their loved one to heroin in January of 2013. Nicky Vigna was 20. Her family started...
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  • Daycare worker fired over incident caught on tape

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The mother of a 5-year-old child believes criminal charges should be filed against a terminated daycare...
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  • SIUC student who died in woods: Family says no alcohol in his system

    Posted on: 10:31 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    CARBONDALE, IL (KTVI) – There are new questions surrounding the February death of an SIU-Carbondale student.  The body of Pravin...
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  • Baseball fans deal with traffic headaches on Opening Day in St. Louis

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 09:45pm, April 7, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Navigating around Memorial Drive is getting a little easier for some commuters who battle downtown...
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  • Cardinal fans camping out in hope of scoring opening day tickets

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 09:44pm, April 6, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals hope to get in both the opening ceremonies and the home opener...
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  • Area man among soldiers killed in shooting at Fort Hood

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, April 3, 2014

    EFFINGHAM, IL (KTVI) – U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, was one of the soldiers killed in this week`s shooting...
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  • VIDEO: Confrontation between police and mentally ill man under investigation

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 09:58pm, April 2, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A short video clip of a violent altercation involving a mentally ill man and two St....
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