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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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: john.pertzborn@tvstl.com

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  • How to prevent injuries while golfing

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Golf season is in full-swing and so does the chance you will damage your body. Avoid getting tee’d off from aches and pains with a little golf course physical therapy! Laura O`Connor, Physical Therapist at Athletico, tells us the do’s and don’ts and which areas are abused the most. Helpful exercise tips: Trunk Rotation Stretch: (Utilize folding chair): Stand in a golf stance facing the wall/golf cart, where your feet are about two feet away. Place your […]

  • City Hall prepares for 15th annual Mayor`s Ball

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Mardi Gras festivities are kicking off tonight at the annual Mayor’s Ball. It’s the final celebration for outgoing Mayor Francis Slay. He missed last year’s party while out campaigning for Hillary Clinton is New Hampshire. FOX 2 has live coverage all morning as the preparations get underway. Randi Naughton and John Pertzborn are live at City Hall with more on tonight’s big event!

  • 4-foot Trump tie sculpture celebrates inauguration

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  • Soulard Oktoberfest returns to the Farmer’s Market this weekend

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