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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


Recent Articles
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    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _The documentary film, For Ahkeem, is getting rave reviews and it was made here in St. Louis. It’s the coming of age story of Daje Shelton, a 17-year-student, who tries to complete high school. For Ahkeem details Shelton’s obstacles as a teen parent and living in a marginalized neighborhood on the city’s north side. She, along with the film’s Executive Producer, Jeff Truesdell have more about the film. For Ahkeem will run through October 26 at the 24:1 Cinema located at 6755 Page Avenue, in […]

  • The 15th annual River Des Peres Trash Bash

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ The Great Rivers Greenway District is holding it’s 15th annual River Des Peres Trash Bash.  The initiative works to improve neighborhoods, wildlife habitats, and water quality in St. Louis City and St. Louis County.  Tom Schweiss and Roland Biehl join us to talk more about it. 15th Annual River Des Peres Trash Bash Saturday, October 21st 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Starting locations: Willmore Park, Heman Park Community Center and the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus For more […]

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Forest Park

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  • Shooting victim’s body found in north St. Louis alley

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  • De Smet High School in mourning after assistant football coach killed

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  • Investigators say suspect killed accomplice during Fenton mobile home burglary

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  • Route 109 reopens in west St. Louis County after fatal crash

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  • Police confirm gas explosion at a Highland business

    HIGHLAND, Ill. – An unexpected gas explosion in Highland, Illinois sent one man to the hospital as fire departments rushed to extinguish the blaze. Charred wood and burnt cylinders are pretty much all that’s left Gateway Cylinder after Monday morning’s explosion. Highland Fire Chief Rick Bloemker said first responders were notified of the explosion at the propane and medical gas cylinder company around 10 a.m. Firefighters had to use more than 1,200 feet of hose because of a water supply […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating body found in Warrenton home

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  • Body found on Washington University campus; construction halted

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Work at a construction site on the Washington University campus was suspended. The school says a police investigation is underway after a body was found. The large construction site is located along Skinker Boulevard and Brooking drive on the Danforth Campus. The university says campus police are investigating. The construction came to a halt early this morning. A man who was waiting for a bus across the street on Skinker said he was surprised when he […]

  • Ed Sheeran concert at Scottrade Center cancelled for safety concerns

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  • Tower Grove Park reveals master plan for improvements ahead of open house

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Representatives from Tower Grove Park will be sharing their master plan for renovations with the public Wednesday night at an open house. The Park’s planning firm, Rhodeside & Harwell, will be present at the event from 6-8pm at the Piper Palm House. They will be taking the public’s input for the planning process which will conclude in September. The Tower Grove Park Board of Commissioners has about $100,000 in grants and donations to improve the 150-year-old […]