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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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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s Craft Beer Week in St. Louis! Ann Hubbard, Owner of Photomaton and Dave Bailey, Owner of Baileys’ Restaurants join us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with more. St. Louis Craft Beer Week July 25th-August 2nd stlbeerweek.com Over 150 Events

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has unreasonable thoughts or worries, often managed through ritualized activities to reduce the anxiety. You know you have it when you repeat something non stop, like washing your hands or locking the doors. Well now, a SLUCare neurosurgeon unlocks and stops  OCD with a concept he has worked on for 30 years. Dr. Richard Bucholz joins us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to […]

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  The brutal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist has been met with a torrent of anger worldwide. Many celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Mayim Bialik, Olivia Wilde, and Ricky Gervais, have weighed in to express their disgust. The deceased lion was trending on Twitter. In a now-viral video of Tuesday`s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was so upset he nearly broke down in tears. Intuitively, the uproar over […]

  • Gas tank getaways in Missouri

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  • NASA discovers Earth-like planet that may harbor life

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  • Honor active-duty military or veterans with personalized sign

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Some warnings and restrictions for Lake of the Ozarks and Osage River this morning. Ameren Missouri tells property owners to cut electricity to any docks and if you’re a boater, no wakes. One of those owners is St. Louis Defense Attorney and FOX 2 contributor Chet Pleban. He joins us on the phone with more.    

  • Concert to benefit Illinois wild horse sanctuary

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