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.

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


Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • East St. Louis Flyers – Illinois Class 3 Boys Basketball Champs – on the Sports Final set

    Fox 2 and Sports Final gladly welcomed the East St. Louis Flyers to their set on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Flyers won their first ever state title on Saturday, winning the Class 3 Championship 68-63 over Chicago Bogan. SLU recruit led East St. Louis to the victory with a 32 point performance. Flyers head coach Mark Chambers and his entire team were on the Sports Final set to talk about their tremendous accomplishment. Congrats to the East St. Louis […]

  • Incarnate Word claims 3rd consecutive championship and 10th overall

    (KTVI) – Incarnate Word claimed its 3rd straight state championship. Head coach Dan Rolfes stopped by the FOX 2 KPLR 11 studios for a visit with Zac Choate. The Red Knights have won eight championships in the last 10 years.

  • Vashon Talks Title at FOX 2

    (KTVI) – Vashon head basketball coach Tony Irons stopped by the FOX 2 KPLR 11 studios recently. He talked with Zac Choate about the team’s 3rd state championship in the last four seasons.

  • Bradley rallies big, beats Northern Iowa for MVC title

    The Bradley Braves are Missouri Valley Conference Champions for this first time since 1988. Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate has the story from Enterprise Center. ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Bradley rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half and earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2006, beating Northern Iowa 57-54 Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game. Elijah Childs scored 16 points and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 13 for fifth-seeded Bradley (20-14). The Braves advanced to the […]

  • Zac Choate shares difficulty as parent going through potty training

    ST. LOUIS – Getting a good night’s sleep is tough for parents with young kids. What is also tough is potting training. FOX 2’s Zac Choate is in the thick of it. He spoke with a pediatrician in search of helping other parents.

  • Twin magic at Missouri State Wrestling Championships

    ST. CLAIR, Mo. – State champions were crowned last weekend in high school wrestling. Small school St. Clair High School had two winners and they just happen to be twin brothers.

  • Saint Louis FC home opener is March 9

    ST. LOUIS – The home opener for Saint Louis FC is March 9. Soccer’s been a hot topic around here as the city tries to land an MLS franchise but the team that’s here now is just as important.

  • Blues super fan turns basement into ultimate viewing room

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues were riding a seven-game winning streak heading into Thursday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes As Fox 2’s Zac Choate explains, an O’Fallon, Missouri native and Blues super fan gets to watch the games from his dream basement.

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