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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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    (KTVI)- The Cardinals already have their eyes set on another postseason surge and hopefully a trip deep into October playoff baseball. The 2014 Cardinals postseason tickets on sale now. Game dates and times will be available once the regular season standings are final. Joe Strohm, Vice President of Ticket Sales for the Cardinals, gives us a look at the tickets you can buy for the post season right now and when you can get a chance to purchase World Series […]

  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals Saturday

    (KTVI)- The Purina Pro Plan National Finals is Saturday, September 27th. Lourdes Edlin, Purina Pro Plan trainer and judge of the competition, tells all about the event. She has trained countless dogs including, Mack who she brought with her today. Anita Tipton, National Finals Participant and her dog Patty also stopped by. Top canine athletes from around the country have traveled to compete for the Top Dog spot. Local dogs will also have a chance to qualify if they head […]

  • Sleep differences between men, women

    (KTVI)- There are so many differences between men and women. But do those differences continue when men and women shut their eyes and fall asleep? Dr. Joseph Ojile from the Clayton Sleep Institute shares what he knows about the sleep differences between the sexes. Much of the medical literature surrounding sleep focuses on Sleep Apnea which is typically considered a man’s disease. Snoring can be equal between men and women. However, the effects of Sleep Apnea can be presented in […]

  • Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year begins

    (KTVI)- Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year begins Wednesday, September 24th. It is traditionally commemorated with eating sweet foods, such as Apple dipped in Honey. Chana’la Rubenfeld from Chabad of Chesterfield stopped by FOX 2 to make an Apple Rose Torte. This beautiful torte, a modern twist symbolizing the beauty hidden within the apple, infused with the sweet honey, takes a holistic approach by integrating the separate segments into a complete dish. Rubenfeld is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She has […]

  • Children athletes can receive chiropractic services

    (KTVI)- Fall sports are in full swing and that means your child could be suffering from some aches and pains. More frequently parents and coaches are turning to chiropractors to heal and prevent injuries to student athletes. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Vidan joins us with a look at how chiropractors are helping athletes from little league to the big leagues. According to Dr. Vidan, patients can can start receiving chiropractic services from birth. There are at least 30 million athletes across […]

  • September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month

    (KTVI)- Watching people fall can have a comedic effect but when it happens to you and your older loved ones, there’s nothing funny about it. September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month and September 23rd is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This  is the time of the year where seniors can receive information about common falls and products that can help avoid them. Bill Allen, owner of BrightStar Care in St. Charles, tells us more. As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Month, […]

  • Pujols Family Foundation All Star Celebrity Fundraiser Dinner

    (KTVI) – Chef Adam Kuhn from J. Gilbert’s stopped by FOX 2’s kitchen with CEO and executive director of the Pujols Family Foundation , Todd Perry, Monday morning to make shrimp Durango along with a filet/scallop combo, Poblano Au gratin potatoes and green beans with spicy pecans. All this in preparation for the Pujols Family Foundation fundraiser dinner on Tuesday, September 23rd at J. Gilbert’s West County Center. Pujols Family Foundation ALL STAR CELEBRITY fundraiser dinner: Benefits the Pujols Family Foundation […]

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    (KTVI) – With flu season right around the corner which means it’s time for your annual flu shot. Dr. Matt Bruckel of Total Access Urgent Care joined FOX 2 Monday morning with some tips to make sure your flu shot is effective. Tips to get the most out of your flu shot: 1. Spring for the high power vaccine 2. Lift weights first 3. Go to bed early 4. Limit stress 5. Get the vaccine ASAP! For additional information visit: […]

  • 2014 Startup Voodoo Conference to be held at Ballpark Village

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  • Driving With Dan: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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    (KTVI)- What is the best way to solve homelessness? If two heads are better than one then three is even better. The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, The St. Patrick’s Center and The Bridge have announced that they will combine efforts to end this epidemic. Irene Agustin, Executive Director for The Bridge, tells us all about their the plan. According to Doug Woodruff, President & CEO of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, “The goal of this enhanced outreach is […]