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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.


Recent Articles
  • Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off at Lumiere Place Casino

    ST. LOUIS – The Lumiere Place Cajun Cook-off is this Saturday at the Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park. Lumiere Executive Chef Andreas Baecker visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to get you up to speed on this big weekend event. The competition will feature chefs from top St. Louis restaurants, including: Half & Half, Peacemaker, Molly’s in Soulard, Juniper, Mission Taco, Element, Bailey’s Restaurants, Urban Chestnut, and Dressel’s Public House. Advance ticket sales for the Cajun […]

  • Keeping your Super Bowl party germ-free

    ST. LOUIS – They are the most disgusting party crashers in the history of the Super Bowl, and they could be waiting for you in a bowl of chips or dips. Donna Duberg, a germ expert from Saint Louis University, says the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your guests is to wash your hands, especially if finger foods are being served. But even if you refrain from the chips and chicken wings, keep your hands […]

  • Marking system could keep track of footballs, eliminate cheating

    ST. LOUIS – How does the NFL keep properly inflated footballs in the future? A St. Louis company that works with crime scene investigators says it has the answer in a product called E-Twist. P.J. McIntyre with Primary Marking Systems believes their tracking system can help prevent future attempts at cheating via gaming the football.

  • Film studies professor discusses why ‘American Sniper’ is so popular, controversial

    The motion picture American Sniper continues to break attendance records. This past weekend was the most successful second week in Hollywood history. The story Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history, is stirring and disturbing in its portrayal of PTSD and the sacrifices our military families make. Webster University film studies professor Kathy Corley sits down with John Pertzborn to discuss why the film is so popular and controversial.

  • Lambert Airport’s old copper roof salvaged, turned into art prints

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Sixty-year-old aged copper was salvaged when Lambert Airport’s Terminal 1 was replaced last year. Copper is used in making art prints, and airport spokesman Jeff Lea joins Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about the decision to use the copper for art.

  • SLU researcher discusses progress in diabetes cure

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis University researcher has successfully prevented Type-1 diabetes in a lab. Dr. Thomas Burris, Ph.D. chair of pharmacological and physiological science at SLU, said his research team focused on preventing the illness’ developing by blocking the autoimmune process that destroys beta cells. Burris visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk with John Pertzborn about the progress made in fighting this illness.

  • Arts Pop: Kevin Costner steps back into showcase role

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The new movie “Black or White” is racially charged custody drama that opens  on Friday. Starring  Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, the small film is about a wealthy white widower who fights for custody of his mixed-race granddaughter against the girl’s black paternal grandmother. Costner was recently in St. Louis to promote the film. FOX 2’s Kevin Steincross talked with the well-known actor and so did the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Film Critic, Joe Williams. Read Joe […]

  • Can food affect your mood?

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But should it be changed to  you feel what you eat? Dr. Henry Nasrallah is the Chair of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis University and SLUCare Psychiatrist. He has the answer to that question thanks to the latest research.

  • Checking out the new Chevy Trax

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Although the Chevy Trax has been around for about three years, this is the first year General Motors is bringing the model to the United States. The Trax was first introduced by GM and sold overseas in Europe in 2012. The Trax has a 138-hp turbocharged engine and claims best-in-class infotainment that includes a 7-inch touch screen, 4G LTE service, built-in Wi-fi hotspot and Siri Eyes Free capability.

  • 5 steps in determining the value of your home

    The real estate market remains weak in the KTVI viewing area, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis. It’s still a buyer’s market. So if you’re trying to sell, then price your property to sell and not sit there. Kelly Hager of Kelly Hager Group Real Estate Services talks about the five most important things that factor into pricing a home.

  • What will the Supreme Court examine when ruling on gay marriage?

    The same-sex marriage debate is now at the U.S. Supreme Court. Between now and this summer, the justices will decide if the Constitution gives states the right to ban same-sex marriage. St. Louis attorney Lynette Petruska sits down with John Pertzborn to discuss the legal issues surrounding the matter.

  • Deal Me In: Beautiful Body Laser

    ST. LOUIS – If you want to show off a slim silhouette this spring but need a little help, look no further than Beautiful Body Laser. Dr. Christy Lockhart talks about today’s ‘Deal Me In’ special: six 10-minute body-slimming laser treatments in one session, plus a 10-minute body vibration treatment for $97! It’s a $479 value.