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John Pertzborn currently serves as co-anchor for FOX 2 News in the Morning from 7a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Pertzborn joined FOX 2 in 1998. Prior to this, he served as a feature reporter from 1986 to 1997 at KSDK-TV and host of KSDK's Show Me St. Louis. Pertzborn was also a nationally syndicated feature reporter for the NBC News Channel from 1991-1998.

Pertzborn also worked as an anchor reporter at WBAY-TV in Greenbay, WI, WSAW-TV in Wausau, WI, WISC-TV in Madison, WI and WIBA Radio in Madison, WI.

Pertzborn has won numerous broadcasting awards including four local Emmys, two Illinois Press Awards, one SPJ Best Spot News Award, and The Edward R. Murrow Award. Pertzborn is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism. He began his career as a child calling radio talk shows. One summer night in 1972 an announcer named Carl Ames invited young Pertzborn into the WKOW radio studio to be a guest on his show called "Nite Line" and that was just the beginning.


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  • Ferguson, Dellwood Community Resource Fair

    (KTVI)- If you live in Ferguson or Dellwood, tomorrow afternoon could be like an early gift for the holidays. A resource fair will be held at the Ferguson Community Center for business owners and residents. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles joined us with more. Many non-profits are concerned that residents and businesses may not be aware of resources available to them during the next two weeks. More than 40 agencies have volunteered to participate in the resource fair. The fair is […]

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    KTRS 2014 Christmas Toy Drive

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The KTRS 2014 Christmas Toys Drive starts Friday, December 12th. The drive will take place at Chesterfield Mall from 9a.m. until 6p.m. KTRS host, Martin Kilcoyne, will broadcast live from the mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on KTRS 550 AM. For additional information visit: ktrs.com

  • Chet Pleban releases novel ‘Conviction of Innocence’

    ST. LOUIS, MO ( KTVI) – A story involving a police officer, long before Ferguson, is the inspiration for a newly released novel by St. Louis Defense Attorney Chet Pleban. Attorney Pleban stopped by the FOX 2 studio Friday morning with more information about his novel. His book “Conviction of Innocence” is now available in print at www.BarnesandNoble.com and www.Amazon.com  

  • Turf for the Teams to benefit Belleville East, West High Schools

    (KTVI)- Some of the best artificial turf in the country is going to cover the stadiums’ at Belleville East and West High Schools.  The cost is over one million dollars! However, taxpayers are not footing the bill. The money is being raised through fundraisers like last months dinner featuring Ozzie Smith, Bob Goalby and Whitey Herzog. A third of the cost will be covered by selling turf ads. Jameson Sheley is the General Manager of Byrne & Jones Sports, which […]

  • Holiday email, Facebook challenge

    (KTVI)- This is a drug…the smart phone, tablets, computers and it can control us. Now is the time to fight back! Scientists at the University of British Columbia say checking your email, text messages etc… less frequently can reduce your stress level. Jennifer Morgan of Morgan Counseling Services agrees. She tells us why we should try the “Facebook Fast.”        

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    John Pertzborn is now a member of the Bow Tie Club.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s official, John Pertzborn is now a member of the Bow Tie Club. The Bow Tie Club is a company in Maryland that makes a huge selection of American made silk bow ties.  They have a big selection for the holidays, Christmas and Hanukkah in all kinds of wild prints. The one I’m wearing is  called Beetlemania, little VW Bugs carrying Christmas trees. More information: BowTieClub.com That bow tie tho A photo posted by @fox2now […]

  • Bosnian Chamber of Commerce

    (KTVI)- On Sunday, a group of teenangers were accused of killing a 32-year-old man in the Bevo neighborhood. Witnesses say they  brutally beat  Zemir Begic with hammers. He later died in a hospital. Police arrested three teenagers and they are still looking for a fourth. The chant of “Bosnian lives matter,” is now being heard. Dzevada Keranovic, Secretary for the United Bosnian Association, stops by with more. Community members suggest the hammer attack was racially motivated. Begic was white, while […]

  • Brain Works: Your Mind on Life at Sheldon Concert Hall

    (KTVI)- Science and theater are combining for a unique experience this weekend at the Sheldon Concert Hall. It’s called Brain Works: Your Mind on Life. This experience explains our brains and how they function through life’s love and pain. Two of the nation`s top Neurosurgeon-Scientists, narrate this experience. Washington University Neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Albert Kim and Dr. Eric Leuthardt join us with more. The Brain Works event for Friday, December 5th, sold out in less than two weeks. […]

  • Christmas tree allergies

    (KTVI)- Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how nasty are your branches? It’s true, at least for some people who suffer from Christmas tree syndrome. Michael Borts, from SLUCare says its an allergists gift that keeps on giving. People can have an allergic reaction to either the smell of live trees from the pine resin or the various molds found in live trees. Within just two weeks of bringing a live tree into a home, mold counts can significantly increase. […]

  • Cherokee Print League holiday sale

    (KTVI)- The 7th Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale will take place on Saturday, December 6th. The sale provides holiday shoppers with a unique way to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy. The Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale is St. Louis` ONLY Holiday Printmaking Sale! Matty Kleinberg and Marie Oberkirsch gave us a preview. Over 50 artists and print-makers from the Midwest region will set up shop inside of 20 businesses along Cherokee Street. […]

  • Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping At Its Finest book signing

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For 95 years, St. Louis residents counted on Famous-Barr for everyday things. Historical researcher and author, Edna Gravenhorst, has written a book entitled Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping At Its Finest about this St. Louis gem’s history. Author, Edna Gavenhorst, stopped by FOX 2’s studio Monday morning and spoke with John Pertzborn about the book’s release and upcoming book signings. Book talk and signing At the Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard, St Louis, MO Sunday, […]

  • Ferguson Oath Keepers challenge order to leave

    (KTVI)- A week ago today as Ferguson smoldered, the Oath Keepers, a volunteer network of current and former us military, police and firefighters moved in to guard businesses, residents and peaceful protesters. However, on Saturday, they were ordered to leave by St. Louis County police after being welcomed earlier in the week. Leader Sam Andrews complied but is legally challenging that order to leave. Tuesday, they are going to get an order against that junction. The organization is looking for […]