John Pertzborn

Anchor / Reporter

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

  • IRS Return Fraud

    Posted on: 10:11 am, April 16, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – Michael Devine with the IRS can’t talk about the inner-workings of the organization but can explain all the...
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  • St. Louis Magazine: First Bite with WildSmoke Restaurant

    Posted on: 9:12 am, April 16, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – When the economy took a dive a few years ago, many businesses had to close like restaurants.  Now...
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  • Wash U. looking for Vitamin D study participants

    Posted on: 8:06 am, April 16, 2014, by

    (KTVI) -  African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes and low vitamin D levels have a greater chance of having deadly cardiovascular...
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  • April 15th – Jackie Robinson Day

    Posted on: 8:38 am, April 15, 2014, by

    (KTVI) - There will be a pause on this April 15 at baseball stadiums across the country to commemorate the 67th...
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  • Thunderstorms may increase sleep apnea, asthma or emphysema

    Posted on: 8:14 am, April 14, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – Can thunderstorms really create breathing problems for those of you with sleep apnea, asthma or emphysema? A 2010...
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  • Deal Me In: Trattoria Branica

    Posted on: 10:17 am, April 11, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – Easter is Sunday, April 20. If you are expecting a big family gathering but want to stay out...
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  • Children to hunt for Easter Eggs at T.R. Hughes Ballpark

    Posted on: 9:05 am, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 09:08am, April 11, 2014

    (KTVI) – Fox 2 News has learned that the Easter Bunny is hopping in the vicinity of T.R. Hughes Ballpark....
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  • Bariatric surgery could move diabetes patients away from medications

    Posted on: 8:43 am, April 11, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – Is surgery a quick fix for type two diabetes? Saint Louis University Cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim recently returned...
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  • Heartbleed vulnerability: Change your passwords

    Posted on: 9:13 am, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 02:28pm, April 10, 2014

    Change theses passwords right now NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security...
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  • Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel

    Posted on: 11:26 am, April 9, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.  Not when it’s this spectacular. Ten days ago,...
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  • What’s the best allergy medicine for you?

    Posted on: 9:38 am, April 8, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – This week’s rain is a relief for all of you with allergies. But that can’t last forever. The...
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  • Spring Planting: How to get started

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    (KTVI) – If you’re a fan of HGTV, then you know that Ground Breaker’s Joe Washington knows all there is...
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