• Follow me on:

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
  • Managing Halloween sugar damage

    (KTVI)- Halloween can be a scary holiday for some kids and parents. That’s why Jen McDaniel stopped by to show us three tricks to not only manage the sugary treats of Halloween, but any other ‘scary’ temptation in your house! Jen McDaniel is a Licensed Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Helpful Tips: 1.  Hide It a) You are 3x more likely to eat the first thing you see in your cupboard than the 5th one, so arrange your […]

  • Driving With Dan: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

    (KTVI)- It’s time to go driving with Dan Weise in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pick up truck! The Post-Dispatch automotive writer shows us all of its new features. Driving With Dan is sponsored by: carsoup.com Additional information: • The three-truck strategy seems sound, except that the small pickup market has pretty much vanished; only 222,000 were sold last year, most of them Toyota Tacomas. So, does the market want another small pickup? Or is Colorado the answer to a […]

  • Genius Games

    (KTVI)- From nearly dropping out of High school to now holding a Master’s Degree from Washington University, and owning his own business, John Conveyou’s future looks bright. He joined us with how he successfully played the game of life. He is the founder of Genius Games. Coveyou recently launched the company`s second science-based game, Peptide: A Protein Building Game on Kickstarter. With already 38% of their goal reached in just over a week, they plan to have the project fully […]

  • Ebola rattles cocoa market

    (KTVI)- Willy Wonka won’t like this ! Have you noticed an increase in the price of chocolate this Halloween? A regular sized Kit-Kat bar is up ten cents in new york city. The Ebola scare is one of the reasons. It has been said that Ebola poses a major risk to cocoa markets since about 70 percent of the global supply is cultivated in West Africa. The fear that the virus could disrupt the supply of cocoa beans has forced […]

  • Independent Youth 4th Annual Trepstart Day

    (KTVI)- A bowtie is just a bowtie on Tuesdays or any day of the year unless it’s fashioned with “Beaux Up”. It’s the new fashion accessory developed by St. Louis University, Cook School of Business freshman Lachlan Johnson. Lachlan will also share her knowledge with other aspiring young local high school entrepreneurs on November 8th at the Independent Youth’s 4th Annual TrepStart Day that’s set to take place at SLU. Independent Youth Trepstart Day Presented by MasterCard Monday, November 17th […]

  • Blues bacterial infections, Halloween germs

    (KTVI)- The St. Louis Blues appear to be healthier after a recent bacterial scare skated through its locker room Last week, both the Blues and Minnesota Wild experienced flu-like symptoms. Dr. Carter Fenton Jr. with Total Access Urgent Care tells us more about this bacterial infection  and how you can avoid spreading it this Halloween. Avoiding Halloween germs: • When you greet Trick-or-Treaters, give out the candy yourself, or scoop it out, rather than let all the kids reach in […]

  • Glen Campbell documentary to premiere Friday in St. Louis

    (KTVI) – Country music star, Glen Campbell, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 5th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ won five Grammy’s and sold more than 45 million records over his long career. Carrol Rodriguez joined FOX 2’s John Pertzborn from the Alzheimer’s Association-St. Louis Chapter to discuss the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, which premieres in St. Louis on Friday. The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt […]

  • Online educational options at Lindenwood University

    (KTVI) – The number of students taking online courses is at an all time high. Lindenwood University’s online program is a good example of a university with a dedicated online program offering more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Willie Broussard, Dean of Online Courses at Lindenwood, stopped by the FOX 2 news room to tells us about the improvements he’s made to their programs. More Information: www.lindenwoodonline.com

  • Home brewing demonstrations at BPV’s first annual brewfest

    (KTVI) – Need an introduction into becoming a home brewer? That’s what’s planned at the first annual Ballpark Village Brewfest by Budweiser. Tony “Beer Man” Caradonna, Ballpark Village Ambassador and Stephanie Drilling, owner of Design-2-Brew were in the FOX 2 kitchen Friday morning with a pot and a few ingredients to get us started.   Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102 Saturday, November 8 1-5 p.m. There will be sampling […]

  • One day fantasy football challenge with Kurt Warner

    (KTVI)- NFL MVP Kurt Warner has a new endeavor. He is combining fantasy football with his First Things First foundation. He joined us via telephone to tell us more! Fans will get a chance to compete vs Kurt and the winner will receive a phone call from him. Warner left the Rams more than 10 years ago, but he, along with his foundation, still have a major presence in the area. It’s almost time for the 14th Annual Warner’s Warm […]

  • Female poker champion Maria Ho is the “Last Woman Standing”

    (KTVI)- Lady Gaga’s hit song ‘Poker Face’ was not written about Maria Ho but she knows poker! She is currently ranked in the top 3 of the best female poker players in the world and she  just took this year’s world series of poker “Last Woman Standing” title. Maria tells us more. Born in Taiwan, Maria moved to LA with her parents and sister at the age of four. She attended the University of California at San Diego and received […]

  • “I Love Ferguson” store to open Friday, October 24th

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- It’s the grand opening of the “I Love Ferguson” store today and chairman Brian Fletcher joins us via satellite inside of their new storefront. Their new location is 299 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135. The “I Love Ferguson” committee is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to raising funds in support of the businesses impacted by the ongoing unrest in Ferguson. The committee previously worked out of a meeting room at the corner coffee house. Today […]