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Zac joined FOX 2 as a sports reporter and anchor in November 2013. He’s home, after stops in Virginia, Minnesota and Florida.

Zac grew up in the small town of Elsberry before moving to St. Peters. The usual STL question, he went to Francis Howell Central High School.

He graduated from Avila University in Kansas City. Since, Zac has worked at KMBC-TV and KSHB-TV in Kansas City, WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota, and WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

Zac developed his love for sports as a kid watching countless games at Busch Stadium and the old St. Louis Arena. LGB! In his spare time, he likes to play soccer, poker, video games, watch sports, quote movie lines, try to workout and spend time with his beautiful wife Ashley and their two boys, Zac and Zane, plus hang out with their long-haired dachshund, The Duke.

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Recent Articles
  • Lafayette grad Voit loving role as Bronx Bomber

    (KTVI) – Lafayette grad and former Cardinal Luke Voit talks about the trade to New York and his success with the Yankees.

  • Lutheran North in Class 2 State Quarters

    (KTVI) – Lutheran North faces Caruthersville Friday in the Class 2 state quarterfinals.

  • Disabled athletes celebrated at local sports extravaganza

    ST. LOUIS – A first-of-its-kind sports extravaganza is being called a major success. Dozens of members of the Disabled Athlete Sports Association took part in the event. As Fox 2’s Zac Choate explains, it brings awareness to the number of activities for disabled athletes.

  • Whitfield’s Blackwell Chooses Mizzou, Honors Late Father

    (KTVI) – Whitfield’s Aijha Blackwell will play basketball at Mizzou. The highly-rated recruit will also carry on the family legacy.

  • SLU Women’s Soccer Perfect in A-10 Play, Ready for Conference Tourney

    (KTVI) – The SLU women’s soccer team ran the table in conference play with an unbeaten 10-0 record, as they won the regular season Atlantic 10 title for the first time in 13 years. The Billikens host Dayton on Sunday in the A-10 tournament quarterfinals.

  • After dismal 2017 season, Roosevelt High School posts amazing turnaround

    ST. LOUIS – Perseverance pays off for a local high school football team. At one point last year, Roosevelt High School only had one uniform — a rules violation in Missouri. The school also didn’t have a weight room for its student-athletes. Fox 2/KPLR 11’s Zac Choate shows us how, with some help along the way, the team went from 1-9 last year to winning a conference title.  

  • Major Turnaround for PHL Football Champ Roosevelt

    (KTVI) – The Roosevelt football team went 2-27 over a 3-year span, including a 1-9 record a year ago. This season, Roosevelt is 6-2 and has already locked up the Public High League title, its first conference championship in 12 years.  For second-year head coach Trey Porter, the turnaround wasn’t easy.

  • WashU Women’s Golf Ranked No. 1

    (KTVI) – The WashU women’s golf team is ranked number 1 in the country.

  • Coleman, Lankford and Brecheen inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame

    ST. LOUIS – Ballpark Village was packed Saturday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals inducted 3 new members in the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Vince Coleman and Ray Lankford were voted in by fans. Harry Brecheen was selected by a red-ribbon panel. Brecheen had a 0.83 era in World Series play. Coleman stole 110 stolen bases in his rookie year, a rookie record that still stands. Lankford had five seasons with at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases, ranking […]

  • Mizzou Offers Chaminade QB Brady Cook

    (KTVI) – Chaminade junior quarterback Brady Cook received a scholarship offer from Mizzou.

  • Cardinals React to Matheny’s Dismissal and Shildt’s Promotion

    The St. Louis Cardinals shook up their team late Saturday night when they fired manager Mike Matheny and replaced him with bench coach Mike Shildt on an interim basis. Sunday, team owners, executives and players reacted to the moves made. Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate was in the Cardinals locker room after their 6-3 win over the Reds on Sunday. He got the feel of the club house with the departure of Matheny and the promotion of Shildt.

  • Cardinals fire Matheny with team hovering near .500

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny’s firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. Matheny went 591-473 as manager, and his tenure included a loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series. Matheny was […]