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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
  • New airport guidelines about Ebola

    (KTVI)- Saint Louis University’s Dr. Alexander Garza explains his latest moves on trying to contain the spread of the deadly virus and the hysteria that goes along with it when its poorly managed. He admits mistakes were made and they’re moving forward with more safeguards. Ebola has killed 45 hundred people since it emerged 10 months ago with one dieing in the U.S. For additional information visit: slu.edu

  • Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch

    (KTVI)- Jim Merkel is  proud to call himself a Hoosier, which is the opposite of being scrubby dutch! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re not from St. Louis. So…get educated with Jim’s new book, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch the Second Edition.    

  • 12th Annual Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala

    (KTVI)- Kids have role models and so do adults. Pat Britt, 77, is one of them. He is 2014 Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Nominee. On November 9th he will be honored for his commitment to staying physically active. Mr. Britt will be one of 19 seniors who will be honored. The event is set to take place at the The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Mr. Britt competed in 40 marathons, including 2 ultra-marathons, he qualified for the Boston […]

  • Ways to avoid over medicating children

    (KTVI)- Every eight minutes, a child in the United States is given too much medication. That`s based on calls made to U.S. Poison Control hotlines. Uniformed parents are the problem. St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pharmacist, Cortney Rogers explains how to avoid over medicating. Kids tended to be especially at risk for medication errors with liquid medicines including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and adult Sudafed. At least 63,000 children under the age of six experience a non-hospital medication error every year. The actual […]

  • Attorney talks grand jury update in Darren Wilson case

    (KTVI)- When will the grand jury announce its decision on whether or not Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will face charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown? The St. Louis area continues to hold its breath. Some residents want to know why is the grand jury taking so long. They also want to know why is he presenting all the evidence as this is unusual for a prosecutor and they have questions surrounding why there wasn’t a preliminary hearing. […]

  • Enterovirus, flu cases in the area

    (KTVI)- Ebola is getting the most media attention these days, but in terms of impact, the flu will affect far more people. However, this is not to be confused with the respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68. Dr. Matt Bruckel from Total Access Urgent Care tells us how to identify all of the bugs this season. He also details the first flu cases that have been confirmed in the middle of the Enterovirus update and explains the differences.    

  • World Bird Sanctuary Open House

    (KTVI) – The World Bird Sanctuary is hosting an Open House this weekend offering  rare behind-the-scenes tours of their breeding barn. Animal and behavioral training center and wildlife hospital, which are normally closed to the public, will be available for touring during the event. See education programs featuring live animals presented in our amphitheater twice daily and children’s programs presented at Kid’s Corner twice daily. There will be free children’s activities and craft center available. It’s happening Saturday, October 18 […]

  • Sauce Magazine: Harvest Fest

    (KTVI) – Harvest Fest is this Sunday in Laumeier Sculpture Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Allyson Mace of Sauce Magazine talks about the event while Exec. Chef Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi cooks up  Braised Short Ribs with goat cheese polenta.

  • Two-time Olympian running in the St. Louis Rock n Roll Marathon

    (KTVI) – Sunday morning, the St. Louis Rock N Roll marathon and half marathon takes over the streets of St. Louis. One of the big names in long distant running will be there — Two-time Olympian Alan Culpepper. He’s got some last minute advice for runners. New this year, runners can take on the Remix Challenge event weekend by completing the new Rock `n` Roll 5k on Saturday and any distance at Sunday`s Rungevity Rock `n` Roll Marathon & Half […]

  • Fear of Ebola possibly contaminating Stock Market

    (KTVI)- It was a wild and crazy ride on Wednesday from the opening bell to the closing. At one point, the DOW plunged 460 points! It eventually ended down 173 points. The Stock Market has been up and down over the past three weeks, but what’s responsible? Travis Freeman is an Investment Advisor with Four Seasons Financial Education. He tell us if the fear of Ebola also contaminating investor confidence. For additional information visit: fsfe.com  

  • New device for leaky heart valves prevents need for major surgery

    (KTVI)- A new device for leaky heart valves was approved by the FDA in 2013. The device offers an option to stop the leak without undergoing major surgery. St. Louis University Cardiologist Michael Lim stopped by to demonstrate the MitraClip. For additional information on Dr. Lim or to learn more about this device visit: slu.edu  

  • Stress can lead to insomnia, depression

    (KTVI)- Are you depressed? If so, blame is on stress which causes insomnia. In addition, that insomnia can lead to depression. Dr. Joseph Ojile of the Clayton Sleep Institute gives us the conclusion to a recent study on this matter. According to the Sleep Research Laboratory at Henry Ford Hospital, cognitive intrusion and sleep reactivity remained significant independent predictors of insomnia. Researchers found that stress from the day creates anxiety as you try to fall asleep. The lack of sleep […]