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I’m the Emmy award winning Executive Producer of Interactive Content for KTVI and KPLR television. My team runs the top websites and social media in St. Louis. I write a lot of breaking news stories, produce viral videos and manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

During high school I started working at KFXB-TV in Dubuque Iowa as a production assistant. After attending Webster University in St. Louis I landed a job at WRSP/WCCU In Springfield Illinois. Then, I made the move to a larger market at WSTR in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2006 I was able to move back to St. Louis to work at KPLR. Eventually I found my niche as the head of KPLR’s web department. I started working as a web producer at KTVI in 2008 after the stations entered a shared services agreement. Now, I am the head of the web department and a member of management at the stations.

Breaking news is now the focus of my attention. My team is often the first to confirm a story and alert our audience through our apps, social media and e-mail newsletters. We work with newscast producers to bridge the gap between online and on-air elements. My work during the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown led to an Emmy for breaking news.

Are you looking for an internship? I manage the program for the stations. We have had many talented students gain experience and go on to careers in broadcast news. Typically our interns work with the web department, help with the 9am newscast and shadow our investigative unit. Apply here.

Experience and experimenting with web content makes my days fly by. We throw a lot of spaghetti at the wall. Sometimes something sticks and goes viral. I enjoy touching so many people’s lives through their phones, tablets, browsers and televisions.

If you’re having a problem with the website I can help you find a story, fix a typo or get you in contact with our assignment desk. Please follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get an insider’s view into a newsroom.

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


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    Soulard Oktoberfest is cancelled for 2016

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – You’ll have to go somewhere else for polka music and bratwurst this October. Soulard is cancelling this year’s Oktoberfest. Festival organizer John McKinstry Jr., who launched the annual party in 2004, had been plagued by financial instability and lawsuits over the last few years. According to reports in The Riverfront Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, McKinstry settled a lawsuit with American Express in 2012 on a $57,000 debt spread over three different credit cards. […]

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    Woman shoots, kills man in O’Fallon, MO home invasion

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – A woman in O’Fallon, Missouri, shoots and kills a man inside her home. Police are still at the scene. The initial police call was for a burglary in progress just after 12pm in the 1200 block of Little Brave Drive. That was at 12:10 this afternoon. But neighbors report hearing a series of loud thumps or bangs, like someone beating a carpet at least a half hour earlier. They’re wondering if what they heard was gunfire. […]

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    12-year-old dies after hit-and-run in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A 12-year-old struck by a vehicle Tuesday night in a south St. Louis neighborhood has died. Clinton Vorce died from his injuries early Wednesday morning at the hospital. Vorce was walking westbound on Delor around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. He was struck by a red four door Audi when he tried to cross the street at Gravois. Police said the vehicle was travelling northbound on Gravois at a high rate of speed and did not stop […]

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    Missing St. Louis woman found alive in ravine near Seattle

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A 24-year-old St. Louis woman is recovering in the Seattle area after spending two nights trapped in a ravine in Mt. Rainier National Park.  Lacy Endicott told friends she slipped off a trail while trying to take a photo.  The terrain was so steep; she slipped further as she tried unsuccessfully to climb back.  So she spent Sunday night in a hollow tree to stay dry. National Park Ranger Kevin Bacher said Tuesday a 26 person team […]

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    Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed announces run for St. Louis Mayor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed has announced he will run for Mayor of St. Louis. Reed made the announcement Tuesday morning. He was elected Alderman of the city’s 6th ward in 1999. Then in 2007 he was elected President of the Board of Aldermen, and again in 2011. Reed will face city Alderman Lyda Krewson for the 2017 mayoral bid. This is a video Reed released to announce his candidacy:

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    Missing St. Louis woman found alive in ravine near Seattle

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A St. Louis woman has been found safe after going missing near Seattle. The Puyallup Police Department tells KIRO-TV that Lacy Endicott, 24, was discovered by search crews at around 10:30pm Monday.  She was stuck in a ravine and they had a difficult time getting her out.  It is not clear what her injuries may be from her day and a half in the wilderness. Lacy went on a hike by herself at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in […]

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    Blues vs Blackhawks at Busch Stadium for 2017 NHL Winter Classic

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A New Year’s tradition is coming back to Busch Stadium.The Blues and Blackhawks will play at Busch Stadium for the NHL’s Winter Classic on January 2nd, 2017.  The official announcement was made Tuesday at Busch Stadium.  Members of the Blues, Blackhawks, and Cardinals management delivered a press conference from home base. St. Louis will be the eighth franchise to host the Winter Classic. The game is usually held on Jan. 1, but the league is […]

  • Brad Paisley reveals gender of St. Louis couple’s baby on stage

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Country music star Brad Paisley did something special Sunday night during a concert in St. Louis. He revealed the gender of their baby to a packed Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. “Is this because I messed up and revealed the gender of Carrie Underwood’s baby?” asks Paisley. The couple appear at center stage with Brad Paisley in Maryland Heights. He is holding an envelope and they are holding a sign that says, “He or She? Brad will […]

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    St. Louis teen goes viral by showing what Diabetes really looks like

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – She just graduated Francis Howell High School; now she’s become an international phenomenon after a Facebook post about the stigma of diabetes touched hearts around the world. Madeline Milzark was just excited to have 35 friends and relatives share her post. The next thing Milzark knew she was being interviewed by the BBC. Hard to believe, but in 2016 the stigma about diabetes is flourishing, especially on social media. “Too good not to post” reads a […]

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    Suspect wanted for setting fire to St. Louis bar

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  Shocking video of an arson has been released by St. Louis police. Authorities are looking for a man who broke into the Ole North Town Bar & Grill on Market Street on May 3 at 3 a.m. He rips out the cash register, douses the bar with an accelerant, and then lights the place on fire. The suspect is described as a black male with a large build and a goatee. Please call CrimeStoppers if you […]

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    Family, friends and police see Officer Flamion to the airport

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A Ballwin officer shot and paralyzed by a suspect is headed to the airport. Family, friends and fellow officers showed up to see him off. West County Firefighters saluted the procession from a bridge. Officer Michael Flamion was placed on a Charter Air Ambulance at Spirit of St Louis Airport to taken to a hospital in Colorado. Local doctors believed he was stabilized enough to make the trip. Police are not releasing the name of the […]

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    Police shoot stolen vehicle suspect after chase; searching for 2nd suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police tell FOX 2 News that there was an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.   Police were chasing suspects wanted for stealing a vehicle.  The shooting happened in the 5800 block of Theodosia. No officers were injured.   One suspect is in the hospital for a gunshot wound to the chest.  The other suspect is still at large. St. Louis Police were pursuing two people spotted in a stolen Jeep. The vehicle […]

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