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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
  • St. Joseph at St. Ambrose event raising money for children, families in need

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – This Sunday, St. Ambrose Parish on the Hill will host an event called St. Joseph at St. Ambrose. The event is an old Italian tradition honoring St. Joseph and showing gratitude for relief from the terrible famine in Sicily during the Middle Ages. St. Ambrose will have a buffet, made up of different dishes from the restaurants on the Hill. While there is no price set, St. Ambrose is asking for donations. St. Ambrose will […]

  • Joplin hospital set to re-open this month

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – On May, 2011, a tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, devastating homes and causing major damage to property, including the local Mercy Hospital. A new hospital was built over the next few years and its set to open this month. It will be the first storm-hardened hospital to ever be built. Cindy Beckham is the executive director of faculty design at Mercy Hospital.

  • Driving with Dan: Lexus R-C350 Coupe

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The winter cold is almost over and we welcome warmer temperaturesand brighter skies. What better way to enjoy this weather than with a scenic drive in a sporty new coupe, like the new Lexus R-C350 Coupe?  

  • Volunteers needed to test newer, smaller pacemaker

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – A new generation of pacemakers is setting the standard in reliability and size. Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Amit Doshi talks about the new pacemaker and the need for volunteers to test this new technology, which is smaller than a AAA battery.

  • MSD average price expected to keep increasing in the future

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Upgrades are underway in the Metropolitan Sewer District, which is why the average MSD sewer bill has more than doubled from what it was ten years ago. Customers should expect that to increase in the years ahead. But you do have some say as to how much you pay and the way these upgrades are funded. MSD’s Executive Director Brian Hoelscher talks about the the upgrades with Fox 2 Live.  

  • How movies can affect your diet

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – According to research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, watching sad movies can affect your diet. Researchers found that when 30 adults watched a tragic love story, they ate an average of 28 percent more popcorn than they did when they watched a comedy. Dietitian Jen McDaniel stops by Fox 2 to explain just how the movies you watch can affect your food consumption.

  • STLMoms: Children and viruses

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Someone you know or even yourself, might be experiencing the pain of dealing with a virus. From Influenza to Gastroenteritis, there are multiple viruses going around and kids may be most susceptible to them. Dr. Heather Joyce is a pediatrician at Mercy Children’s hospital and she will explain how to best combat these illnesses and how to protect yourself, as well as your kids, from them.

  • Proper position, enough sleep can decrease pain and prevent injury

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Research has shown that lack of sleep makes people more vulnerable to pain. Experts suggest making sleep a priority make make a positive difference for people dealing with pain. Dr. Richard Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon, explains how activities during the day coupled with your sleep position may result to injuries in the future and how important enough sleep is to your health.

  • Driving With Dan: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

    (KTVI)- It’s time to go driving with Dan Weise in the all new fully redesigned 2015 Lincoln Navigator! The Post-Dispatch automotive writer shows us all of its new features. Driving With Dan is sponsored by: carsoup.com 2015 Lincoln Navigator: The Lincoln Navigator is a real throw-back — a big, full-size, body-on-frame, truck-based SUV in a world of downsized, unibody, car-based crossover SUVs. Although it’s virtually unchanged dimensionally and continues to ride a now-7-year-old pickup truck platform, there are numerous new […]

  • Driving with Dan: 2015 Buick Regal GS

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS (KTVI) – Buicks are slowly stepping away from the old man’s game, thanks to stylish looks and, in some models, sporty handling. In the last five years, the average age of a Buick buyer has gone from 64 to 60 years-old. The Buick Regal GS is based on a German platform from General Motor’s European Opel division. The Regal can be mentioned in the same conversation with the Audi A4, BMW 328i and Mercedes-Benz C250. Like so many […]

  • Driving with Dan: 2015 Lexus NX 300H

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Lexus is nexus on Fox 2 news in the Morning as we go Driving with Dan in the 2015 Lexus NX 300H, where “H” stands for hybrid.  

  • Bowtie Tuesday highlights the wooden bowtie

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s Bowtie Tuesday, a day to share the latest bowtie news and notes from across the globe. Today we travel to New Orleans, where designer Robert Lequire salvages wooden flooring from old homes and refashions them into bowties, which he sells on SouthHavenWood.com. The cost? About $32.