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
  • The Kaufman Fund helps veterans and their families

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Wayne Kaufman started a fund in the 1990s to honor his brother Ralph who served four years in the United States Air Force. The program is stronger than ever and helping veterans and their families.  FOX 2’s Zac Choate was at their golf tournament at Whitmoor Country Club.  It was the fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Kaufman Fund has raised over $1.5 million dollars over the past 30 years. That figure continues to rise […]

  • Mizzou fans will be cheering over the new addition to the stadium

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – College football season kicks off soon. Mizzou fans will be cheering over the new addition to the stadium. FOX 2’s Zac Choate gives us a sneak peek.

  • Mizzou is gearing up for the upcoming football season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mizzou is gearing up for the upcoming football season.  Training camp for the tigers started today.  FOX 2’s Zac Choate was there with a preview.

  • Illinois and the St. Louis Cardinals reveal new license plate design

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This afternoon, the state of Illinois and the St. Louis Cardinals unveiled a new license plate featuring the iconic birds on the bat logo. They will be available after Labor Day.  Money raised from the plates will benefit public schools in Illinois. Preorder the Illinois St. Louis Cardinals license plates by visiting

  • Clyde Simmons Joins Coaching Staff at Missouri Baptist

    (KTVI) – Clyde Simmons joins the football coaching staff at Missouri Baptist.

  • Centene Community Ice Center Nearing Completion

    (KTVI) – Training camp for the Blues is less than two months away.  That’s also the time their new practice facility opens in Maryland Heights — Centene Community Ice Center.  The 78 million dollar project is scheduled to be completed by September 7th.  Patrick Quinn, chairman of the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation, discusses the progress.

  • XFL: St. Louis hosts final league showcase; news on team names and draft hopefuls

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Coaching staffs from around the nascent XFL, the spring football venture slated to open play in St. Louis and seven other cities in February, are spending this Monday pouring over player film captured at the league’s last player showcase, held Saturday at the former Rams Park in Earth City. More than 140 players were invited to the event, which looked like what football fans might think of when they hear the word “combine”, except in this version, […]

  • Pujols returns to Busch Stadium this weekend, but he never really left St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The last time he played at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals won their 11th World Series title. For the first time in eight years, Albert Pujols makes his return to St. Louis this weekend. And even though he’s with Los Angeles, Pujols is still making a difference off the field in St. Louis.

  • US Women’s Soccer Team in World Cup tune-up at Busch Stadium tonight

    ST. LOUIS – More than 30,000 people are expected to watch the US Women’s National Soccer Team face New Zealand Thursday night at Busch Stadium. It’s the penultimate game for the Americans before the 2019 World Cup in France. The US beat New Zealand four years ago at Busch in front of a record crowd of nearly 36,000.

  • Blues head to playoffs for 42nd time; tickets go on sale Thursday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 42nd time in franchise history, and fans hit the box office Thursday looking to score some seats. In January, the playoffs seemed like a far reach for the Blues, and now they get a shot. Fox2’s Zac Choate caught up with two fans who will experience the playoffs for the first time this year.

  • St. Louis hosts chess championship for 11th consecutive year

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 2019 United States Chess Championships are in full swing and St. Louis is hosting the tournament for the 11th consecutive year. St. Louis is considered to be the “chess capital of the United States” and every year the best of the best head to the St. Louis Chess Club in hopes of winning a national title and nearly $2,000.

  • Back to Back Illinois Class 4 Basketball Champs Belleville West Maroons on Sports Final

    The two time defending basketball champs in Illinois Class 4A, The Belleville West Maroons visited the Fox 2 Sports Final set on Sunday night. The Maroons captured their second straight state title, beating Evanston 71-59 on Saturday night in Peoria, IL. Belleville West head coach Joe Muniz brought his entire team over to talk to Fox 2’s Zac Choate. The Maroons, led by E.J. Liddell, who will play his college basketball next season at Ohio State, completed a 34-4 season […]

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