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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.

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    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Workers continue preparing Busch Stadium for Sir Paul McCartney’s concert tomorrow night. The former Beatle will perform rain or shine tomorrow night, nearly fifty years since The Beatles performed at the old Busch Stadium in 1966. Sara Schmidt will be at that concert! The Alton school teacher is one of McCartney’s biggest fans. That’s big with a capital “B” like Beatles, blogging, a basement filled with collectibles and a book called happiness is seeing The Beatles: Beatlemania in St. Louis. […]

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    Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant on The Hill closing soon

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant, one of The Hill’s more popular restaurants, is closing its doors on August 20th. They’ve been  in business more than 15 years! Some old favorites will be brought back between now and then. Executive Chef Carlos Hernandez tells  us more.    

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    Attorney talks “stingy governor” editorial about Jay Nixon

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    Explosive exercise injuries among patients under 30

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    Andy Cohen explains the ‘Purina ONE’ 28 Day Challenge

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – He’s the Clayton born creative genius behind Bravo TV’s mega hits “The Housewives” and the host of “Watch What Happens Live.” But, most importantly, at least for this interview, the father of Wacha; a Beagle Fox Hound mix who I’m sure eats Purina One dog food every single day. For each person who registers for the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge between July 25 and September 9, Purina ONE will donate $10 to ‘The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Program,’ which […]

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    New coffee table book takes St. Louisans across region to see sculptures

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    City of Collinsville Hometown Heroes initiative

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    In Your Neighborhood- Collinsville

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    St. Louis home prices up 17 percent

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    How to manage your children’s 529 plans

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    Attorney Chet Pleban talks transgender bathrooms controversy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Obama Administration directive to enforce transgender bathrooms marks a new front in America’s long-running culture wars. President Obama says its a matter of dignity for a bullied minority. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says it’s an abuse of authority by “the radical left.” Defense Attorney Chet Pleban says he doesn’t want to share the bathroom with anybody, not even Pertzborn! He shares more.

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    Missouri motorcycle helmet law goes to Senate Friday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A repeal of Missouri’s 1967 Motorcycle Helmet Law goes up for a vote Friday in the Senate. Advocates for repeal say it’s a matter of freedom and choice. Those opposed like Maureen Cunningham say wearing a helmet is just common sense. Maureen represents the Brain Injury Association, a non profit group that serves survivors of brain injuries. She joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with the details.