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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
  • Cyclist Devin Clark on 2014 Gateway Cup

    (KTVI) – Some of the nation’s top professional Men’s and Women’s cycling teams are expected to participate in this year’s Gateway Cup. For four days, they will compete in four events in four historic St. Louis neighborhoods (Tour De Lafayette Square, Tour De Francis Park, Giro Della Montagna and The Benton Park Classic). Cyclist, Devin Clark of Clayton, is ranked #10 in the nation in criterium cycling. This year, he will participate for the first time as a professional with […]

  • Scott Air Force Base ranks #1 in the nation

    (KTVI)- The Air Force Times recently published a ranking of all the air force bases in the nation, and Scott Air Force Base took the top spot. Retired Major General Jack Griffith and Ellen Krohne from the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois joined us to discuss the rankings for Scott and why it is such a great area for airmen.

  • Valuable coins may be hiding in your change

    (KTVI)- Valuable coins may be hiding in your change. But when is a coin worth more than it’s face value? There are a number of different reasons why they can be valuable and Clay Teague from Scotsman Coin & Jewelry, stopped by the FOX 2 studios. Clay tells us what we should look for. He also left a helpful list for us to get started. 1. 2004 Wisconsin state quarter with extra leaf Value: Up to $300 Find an average […]

  • Blues new President, CEO Chris Zimmerman

    (KTVI)-  When you want to know the weather forecast you turn to Glenn Zimmerman. But when it comes to forecasting the future of the St. Louis Blues revenue do you know who to turn too? It’s the Blues new President and CEO of business operations, Chris Zimmerman. Chris has more than 30 years of experience in sports, marketing and business management, including three seasons as President of the Vancouver Canucks. He tells us all about his new role and how […]

  • How safe is our water?

    (KTVI)- The frequency of water main breaks is on the increase. This week alone, five St. Louis area water utilities released a report  calling for a plan that will mostly include rate increases. Illinois American Water is one of the five utilities. Barry Suits, the company’s V.P. of Operations, explains. For additional information visit: amwater.com/ilaw

  • Asthma cases skyrocketing due to heat

    (KTVI)- Heat and asthma can be a dangerous combination. Asthma-related visits to emergency rooms have almost tripled in recent days.  Heat increases metabolism and body temperature, which makes the body use more energy and require more oxygen. Dr. Mary Polk from the SSM Depaul Health Center shares various ways help you breath better. She also explains the role humidity can play when it comes to breathing capabilities. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory pulmonary disorder that prompts obstruction of the airways. […]

  • Rottler Pest Solutions bed bug sniffing dogs

    (KTVI)- Something in the FOX 2 studio really “bugged” John Monday morning. Rottler Pest Solutions hid some bed bugs in the box in order to demonstrate their new bed bug detection dogs, Barney and Fern. Jay Everitt explains. Did you know that human inspections can take 20 minutes to 1 hour, dogs can search the average hotel room in just 3 to 5 minutes? For months, both dogs were given multiple items in succession to smell. When they came to […]

  • Delaying early school start times can help your teens grow, learn

    (KTVI)- Most teens need nine hours of sleep for optimal daytime alertness such as mood swings and behavior problems. Tired teens find it difficult to concentrate and learn or even stay awake in class. Some side affects are drowsy driving and weight gain. Did you know that delaying early school start times is one key factor that can help adolescents get the sleep they need to grow and learn? Dr. Joseph Ojile from the Clayton Sleep Institute explains why parents […]

  • Eating instant noodles can be bad for your health

    (KTVI)- Eating instant noodles two or more times a week increases your likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke, especially for women. Studies have shown that BPA can interfere with hormones, specifically estrogen. St. Louis University Cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim explains how eating these noodles could be impacting your health.  The study, in the August issue of The Journal of Nutrition, found that women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to […]

  • Corbin Maxey: Wildlife Expert

    (KTVI) – It’s been nearly 10 years since we learned of April Simpson’s fear of snakes.  FOX 2 continues our efforts to remove her fear by constantly booking national snake experts like Corbin Maxey. He’s back and he’ll be at the City Museum.

  • Driving with Dan: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Model C300

    (KTVI) – It’s a luxury ride you’ll want to get your hands on.  It’s the all new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling model line. Roughly 2.5 million copies of the 2007-2014 C have been sold worldwide. This is the first all-new C-Class in eight years. Since 2007, when the outgoing car debuted, the compact luxury sedan segment has really gotten competitive with new cars like the Cadillac ATS and all-new versions of such stalwarts as the BMW […]

  • How to recognize heat exhaustion

    (KTVI) – As we go into the into the hottest days of Summer, many of us might be outside this weekend.  There’s a bunch of events so make sure you’re staying healthy.  Dr. Matt Bruckel from Total Access Urgent Care explains heat exhaustion. - TWO TYPES OF HEAT EXHAUSTION •Water depletion. Signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache, and loss of consciousness. •Salt depletion. Signs include nausea and vomiting, frequent muscle cramps, and dizziness. Although heat exhaustion isn’t as serious as […]