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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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    Flipping the switch for the “Way of Lights”

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) -  The holiday season is about to get a little brighter. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter was up over the “Shrine of our Lady of the Snows” in Belleville.  That’s where FOX 2′s John Pertzborn was ready to throw the switch, lighting the way of lights. Focusing on the birth of Jesus, this unique celebration of Christmas features a mile-and-a-half drive with over one million lights electro-art displays and life-size biblical statues which tell the story of Christmas.  […]

  • What you need to know about IP cameras

    (KTVI)- Are you being watched? If you have security cameras, you could be one of 73,000  people being watched. FOX 2′s tech expert, Scott Schaeffer, from Blade Technologies joins us with more. According to Scott, a peculiar looking website is letting anyone in the world stream from more than 73,000 IP cameras whose respective owners have not yet changed their default passwords. This appears to be a serious breach of privacy. IP Cameras have become more inexpensive and easier to […]

  • Remote control toys at Schaefer’s Hobby Shop

    (KTVI)- Is a drone or some other remote control toy on your Christmas list? If not, take off for Sappington and land a Schaefer’s Hobby Shop on Gravois. Schaefer`s Hobby Shop is your remote control headquarters in St. Louis. Every year the remote control toys get faster and most importantly more fun. Most people think of model trains, but remote control toy enthusiasts also love planes, cars and boats! Art and Adam Schaefer tell us what’s hot. For additional information […]

  • Two Ferguson Commission members talk about their new mission

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Governor Nixon named 16 people to the independent Ferguson Commission Tuesday. Their mission is to study the underlying social and economic conditions that lead to unrest following Michael Brown’s shooting death. Two of the members join talk to FOX 2 News.  Brittany Packnett is the executive director of Teach for America.  Becky James-Hatter is the president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.  Governor Jay Nixon choose them from 300 applicants. The […]

  • Tom Brady’s sleep strategy

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  • McAuthur’s Bakery has new owners

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  • Pertzborn’s bow tie fetches $300 at auction for Sacred Heart School

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  • Sunday marked 25 years since fall of the Berlin Wall

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  • St. Louis area 1st Annual Christkindlmarkt

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    Steve Strenger talks about how he’ll handle Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  County Executive Elect Steve Stenger came to the FOX 2 studios Wednesday morning for an interview. Asked him how he’ll handle the events in Ferguson, after he takes office in January. Five protesters were charged with Clayton ordinance violations of peace disturbance and trespassing outside Stenger’s victory party Tuesday night. They were all booked and released with court summonses.