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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
  • Ale Fest kicks off this weekend in Belleville

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Get ready to sample craft beers from the lightest to the darkest stouts. The third annual Bellevelle Ale Fest hosted by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is this Saturday at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Ill. John Lengerman of the greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and Tony Toenjes of Main Street Brewing Company 4204 talk more about the Ale Fest. For more information, you can head to the Ale Fest website. 

  • Blues host Beard-a-thon to raise money for charity

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) -It’s all about the beard, says singer Marty Ray. Especially here in St. Louis with the Blues in the 2015 NHL Playoffs. The St. Louis Blues Beard-a-thon is underway and former Blue and Vice President Bruce Affleck and retired Marine Corporal Justin McCloud talk about beards and what you can do if your beard is lacking.

  • Eugene Field House gets new expansion

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Construction begins tomorrow on a new family destination in downtown St. Louis. It’s a 4,000 square-foot, $2.6 million expansion of the 1845 Eugene Field House and Toy Museum on South Broadway, down the street from Busch Stadium. Wendy Dyer, a museum consultant talks more about the expansion.  

  • 1st Annual Midwest Motorcycle Expo kicks off in O’Fallon

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The late-Sheriff Buford Pusser was a rugged symbol of justice whose real-life experiences in McNairy County, Tennessee were turned into a series of Walking Tall movies. At Walking Tall Cycles, Pusser’s nephew, Carl Pusser and he talks about cycles and the 1st Annual Midwest Motorcycle Expo at Gateway Classic Cars in O’Fallon, Illinois. For more information about the expo, you can head to the website here.

  • Nothing new for home and garden appraiser

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – If you go to the St. Charles Home Show this weekend, expect to see the newest home improvements. But there’s nothing new around Harry Rinker, an antique collectible appraiser. He talks about his time on television and his books about appraising.  

  • Driving with Dan: 2016 Kia Sorento

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The first 2016 model vehicle has arrived on Fox 2 news in the morning. The all-new 2016 Kia Sorento crossover SUV.  

  • Travel writer puts Missouri city in favorites list

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Australian travel writer Linda Bentley decided to visit all 50 states in 50 weeks for a book that reviews her favorite U.S. destinations. Turns out, one of those cities is right here in Missouri.

  • Morel hunting on the Day of the Mushroom

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Today is the Day of the Mushroom which is a time to celebrate the fungus among us. The morel being the tastiest of the fungi. Kevin Eulinger is also an avid morel mushroom hunter and also happens to be part of the Missori Conservation Department.  

  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning revs up for fundraising

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) -What do vintage motorcycles have in common with some St. Louis city classrooms where kids receive some excellent early education> We will find out Saturday night when you can slip into your leathers, don your dew rag and get your motor running at the MOTOmusuem in mid-town. Jerry Ehrlich previews this year’s 21 annual fundraising celebration for the cornerstone center for early learning. The Celebration for Children begins Saturday from 6-10 p.m. and prices are $60/person […]

  • Collars help track, learn about white tailed-deer

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – People are not the only ones using GPS these days, some of our woodland neighbors are using them as well with GPS collars. Emily Flynn of the Missouri Department of Concervation talks about how GPS collars provide information to learn more about how the white-tailed deer survives and how the collars go on the animals.

  • MSD urging customers to consider flood insurance

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An overcharged storm sewer blew its top during yesterday morning’s torrential downpour. Metropolitan Sewer District workers were out all night answering calls. MSD spokesperson Lance LeComb joined us with the latest. They are asking residents to visit knowyourzone.org to find out what level of flood zone they live in and find out how to purchase flood insurance. Knowyourzone.org also has more information about preferred risk insurance policies for residents in moderate-to-low risk flood zone areas and […]

  • Pitchers at risk of pain stemming from practice

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – They say practice makes perfect. But in the case of baseball pitchers, practice could cause pain. A survey of 200 baseball players, ages 8 through 18, found that only 74 percent of them experience some sort of pain in their throwing arm. Despite the pain, some players continued to throw through the pain. Dr. Alex Vidan talks about the harm in too much practice when it comes to pitching in baseball. For additional information visit […]