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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. Louis Craft Beer Week, July 26th – August 3rd

    (KTVI) – Are you ready to eat some brats while sipping a brew? St. Louis Craft Beer Week begins Saturday, July 26th. With over 100 events, and it’s set to be the biggest yet. Mike Sweeney, the creator of the event, brings Chris McKenzie of Mac’s Local Buys, to talk about what to expect. Visit: stlbeerweek.com for more information. St. Louis Craft Beer Week July 26th through August 3rd Beer and Brats 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar July 26th, […]

  • Driving with Dan: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition

    (KTVI) – It’s time to go driving with Dan Weise in the all new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Edition.  The Post Dispatch automotive writer shows us all of its new features. “Driving with Dan” is sponsored by: carsoup.com

  • Circus Harmony children stranded in Israel

    (KTVI) – The St Louis Arches are stranded in Israel. The Arches are a group of children who perform in Circus Harmony and are based out of City Museum. Group leader Jessica Hentoff joins us live from the Galilee Region of Israel via Skype with more.

  • Guidebook to St. Louis, neighborhood by neighborhood

    (KTVI) – Did you know that there’s a locally produced guidebook to St. Louis by and for St. Louisans? Amanda Doyles moved to the area in 1997.  She tells us about the second edition of her book and how she has become an expert on what to do in the city. For more information visit: stlguidebook.com

  • If the shoe fits wear it: Why measuring your foot is extremely important

    (KTVI) – Feet are becoming larger according to a U.K. study.  The average shoe size has increased two sizes since the 1970′s.  But what ever happened to the sales person who measured your foot and made sure the shoe fit? If you go in and buy your shoes directly off the rack, an orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Richard Lehman can tell the difference. He explains why measuring the size of your foot is extremely important.  He also talks about the […]

  • Germ expert on identifying healthy fruits after peach recall

    (KTVI) – When fruits or vegetables go bad, it’s pretty obvious because they look and often  smell differently.   But after this weekend’s peach recall at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Walmart, how do you know when they’re germ free? St. Louis University’s Donna Duberg tells us with the answer.  She also gives healthy tips to keep in mind as you shop. Healthy Tips: **Wash your hands the right way **Wash surfaces and utensils after each use **Here`s how to wash […]

  • Junk food that’s actually good for you

    (KTVI)-   Some call it junk food, but Barnes Jewish Hospital Dietitian, Katie Lambert, talks about six things in the junk food category that can be healthy. Here are six foods and drinks that have been labeled junk food. Adding these back into your diet can help your health, heart and your waist line. Popcorn: Why you think it’s bad: It`s made in a bag that is loaded with butter, salt, and fat. Why it’s not:  Popcorn is high in […]

  • Ram’s Johnny Hekker throwing out first pitch at Busch Tuesday night

    (KTVI)- Ram’s Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker is getting ready for training camp this week, but tonight, he’s switching sports and throwing out the first pitch at the Cardinals game Tuesday night. John and Randi talk with Hekker about how he got chosen, Rams training camp, and more. He’s asking his Twitter fans to tweet suggestions of what kind of pitch he should throw. To follow Johnny Hekker and to make a suggestion: @JHekker

  • Stroke rates down in senior citizens, but not in youth

    (KTVI)- Stroke rates decline, but here’s what’s surprising. This decrease is among senior citizens and not for those 65 years and under. St. Louis University Hospital Cardiologist, Dr. Michael Lim, talks about study results in if he was surprised and what the lower level for seniors is attributable to. So, why do rates in younger people remain high? For younger people, lifestyle changes just aren’t happening like they should and that’s attributed to those issues. Here’s the story: Seniors in […]

  • Modern day foraging is new culinary trend

    (KTVI) -  There’s an unusual series of demonstrations next week in St. Louis called the Marfa Dialogues.  One of the demonstrations involves foraging for food.  Forager, Chef and Founder of Missouri Wild Edibles, Ryan Maher, explains more. MD / STL is a five-day series of public programs, workshops, installations and performances from July 30th – August 3rd.  This will take place at various venues in the St. Louis area such as the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Tower Grove Park and more.  […]

  • Lower bedroom temperatures can improve your metabolism

    (KTVI) – You may need to cool it down in the bedroom.  Did you know that adjusting your thermostat to 66 degrees can help improve your metabolism? Dr. Joseph Ojile of the Clayton Sleep Institute joins us with the results of a very interesting sleep study that monitored metabolism during bedtime. For additional information visit: claytonsleep.com .

  • Divorce parties becoming a new trend

    (KTVI) – The marriage may be over but not the fun.  Divorce cakes are the latest craze of 2014.   But why stop there?  Throw your divorced friend a freedom party! Scott Hepper can bring a smile to their faces.  He’s the master designer at Walter Knoll Florist.