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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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    (KTVI) – Need an introduction into becoming a home brewer? That’s what’s planned at the first annual Ballpark Village Brewfest by Budweiser. Tony “Beer Man” Caradonna, Ballpark Village Ambassador and Stephanie Drilling, owner of Design-2-Brew were in the FOX 2 kitchen Friday morning with a pot and a few ingredients to get us started.   Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102 Saturday, November 8 1-5 p.m. There will be sampling […]

  • One day fantasy football challenge with Kurt Warner

    (KTVI)- NFL MVP Kurt Warner has a new endeavor. He is combining fantasy football with his First Things First foundation. He joined us via telephone to tell us more! Fans will get a chance to compete vs Kurt and the winner will receive a phone call from him. Warner left the Rams more than 10 years ago, but he, along with his foundation, still have a major presence in the area. It’s almost time for the 14th Annual Warner’s Warm […]

  • Female poker champion Maria Ho is the “Last Woman Standing”

    (KTVI)- Lady Gaga’s hit song ‘Poker Face’ was not written about Maria Ho but she knows poker! She is currently ranked in the top 3 of the best female poker players in the world and she  just took this year’s world series of poker “Last Woman Standing” title. Maria tells us more. Born in Taiwan, Maria moved to LA with her parents and sister at the age of four. She attended the University of California at San Diego and received […]

  • “I Love Ferguson” store to open Friday, October 24th

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- It’s the grand opening of the “I Love Ferguson” store today and chairman Brian Fletcher joins us via satellite inside of their new storefront. Their new location is 299 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135. The “I Love Ferguson” committee is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to raising funds in support of the businesses impacted by the ongoing unrest in Ferguson. The committee previously worked out of a meeting room at the corner coffee house. Today […]

  • American Red Cross launches program to decrease home fire deaths

    (KTVI) – Seven times a day, someone in this country dies in a home fire. This morning, the American Red Cross launches a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent during the next five years. The best way to do that is arming yourself with information.  Cindy Erickson, CEO of the American Red Cross St. Louis, and St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson explains what you can do. It’s important to have […]

  • Chet Pleban: Did Darren Wilson pass the test?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There are attempts to influence public opinion on the Michael Brown case coming from all sides.  Does leaking policeman Darren Wilson’s testimony influence public opinion any more than 70 days of non-stop anti-Wilson protests? Or is it an attempt to slowly release information to avoid an explosion of emotions down the road when the grand jury releases its decision. FOX 2 legal expert Chet Pleban explains.

  • New airport guidelines about Ebola

    (KTVI)- Saint Louis University’s Dr. Alexander Garza explains his latest moves on trying to contain the spread of the deadly virus and the hysteria that goes along with it when its poorly managed. He admits mistakes were made and they’re moving forward with more safeguards. Ebola has killed 45 hundred people since it emerged 10 months ago with one dieing in the U.S. For additional information visit: slu.edu

  • Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch

    (KTVI)- Jim Merkel is  proud to call himself a Hoosier, which is the opposite of being scrubby dutch! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re not from St. Louis. So…get educated with Jim’s new book, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch the Second Edition.    

  • 12th Annual Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala

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  • Ways to avoid over medicating children

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  • Attorney talks grand jury update in Darren Wilson case

    (KTVI)- When will the grand jury announce its decision on whether or not Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will face charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown? The St. Louis area continues to hold its breath. Some residents want to know why is the grand jury taking so long. They also want to know why is he presenting all the evidence as this is unusual for a prosecutor and they have questions surrounding why there wasn’t a preliminary hearing. […]

  • Enterovirus, flu cases in the area

    (KTVI)- Ebola is getting the most media attention these days, but in terms of impact, the flu will affect far more people. However, this is not to be confused with the respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68. Dr. Matt Bruckel from Total Access Urgent Care tells us how to identify all of the bugs this season. He also details the first flu cases that have been confirmed in the middle of the Enterovirus update and explains the differences.