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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
  • Gov. Eric Greitens addresses blackmail accusations in exclusive TV interview

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is under fire for an extramarital affair. He sits down with FOX 2 to answer questions about blackmail, violence and investigations. The governor had not answered any questions in person until Saturday.  FOX 2 is the only TV station he spoke with on camera. I’ve known Eric Greitens for 30 years and reconnected with him when I moved back to town. I made it clear nothing was off the table when we […]

  • Police chase ends in crash at I-70 and Grand; Officer injured

    ST. LOUIS, MO — An officer was injured during a police chase that ended in a crash at I-70 and Grand in St. Louis. Police say that officers were patrolling near the intersection of Kingshighway and Thekla when they witnessed a shooting.  The officers chased the suspects in their vehicle and crashed at I-70 and Grand. One officer was injured in the accident. Police say a 30-year-old officer was taken to the hospital with a knee injury.  He has been with the […]

  • Investigators discover murder victim after car crash

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Police discovered that a car crash is actually a murder in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood. Police responded to a call for an “accident with injuries” at Compton and Franklin. When EMS arrived, they found a black male suffering from gunshot wounds inside one of the vehicles. James Clark from Better Family Life witnessed the crash and tried to help the victims.  He said there was a loud boom and then he saw smoke billowing from the vehicle.  […]

  • Fatal accident involving multiple vehicles in Union, Mo

    UNION, Mo. – Several vehicles are involved in a crash on Highway 47 just south of Highway 50 in Union, Mo. One person has died as a result of this accident.  It is not clear if other drivers or passengers are injured. Four ambulances and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the scene. The road has been closed as first responders clear the accident. More details will be posted as this story develops. Refresh this page for the latest update.

  • Slick commute: MoDOT warns drivers to stay off area roads by 6pm

    ST. LOUIS, MO — As the freezing rain comes down across the western part of the St. Louis metro area, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun to treat the roadways. The crews at MoDOT’s local headquarters in Town and Country are keeping the process organized. By 6:30 p.m., MoDOT had around 200 trucks treating the roadways. “Whenever you say ‘ice,’ ice is ice, it makes me nervous,” said Mark Croarkin, MoDOT spokesman. “Any ice can make the roads slick. […]

  • Injured Arnold officer escorted to airport for treatment in Colorado

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Dozens of first responders from Missouri and Illinois drove and stood along the route that Arnold police officer Ryan O’Connor traveled as he was transported from St. Louis University Hospital to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield. O’Connor was wounded in a shooting in December and has since made small but significant improvements. A procession of first responders escorted him from St. Louis University hospital to Spirit of St. Louis Airport at around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Dozens of […]

  • Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shares the project he came to St. Louis to complete

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk visited St. Louis in September to help expanded on a creative space for a unique skatepark in a challenged area. He just posted a short documentary about his foundation’s the project to his Facebook page called, “Turning Corners. A St. Louis Skatepark Project.” The video has some amazing shots of the Gateway City and features vibrant urban revitalization. Bryan Bedwell is an avid skater and passionate about transforming abandoned places. The documentary […]

  • Arnold officer shot by man in custody; suspect dead

    ARNOLD, MO – Sources with law enforcement confirm that a police officer has been shot near the Arnold police department. Officer Ryan O’Conner, 44, was rushed St. Anthony’s hospital. Police say the officer was shot once in the neck or head. They say he was taken to surgery, is still alive, and in critical condition. The suspect is identified as Chad Klahs, 28.  He was pronounced dead at around 2:40pm.  Police say he died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. […]

  • Suspect charged after Imo’s delivery driver kills robber during shootout

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _A man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting involving an Imo’s Pizza delivery driver. The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued warrants for one count of Murder 2nd and one count of Robbery 1st against Montel Smith, 24, of the 1400 block of Hoage. His bond was set at $500,000 cash only. The delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in south St. Louis on Thursday, November 30. Officers were dispatched […]

  • Blues to wear sparkling warm up jerseys for 11-year-old cancer victim

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Blues will be wearing warm up jerseys that sparkle before Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings.  The jersey is in honor of a 11-year-old fan named Arianna Dougan who lost her life to cancer. The team tweets, “It’s about more than a game tonight. #HockeyFightsCancer” The Blues Power Play Goals for Kids campaign opens Friday. Ameren Missouri and Blues for Kids will donate $200 each time the Blues score a power play goal this […]

  • St. Louis pizza delivery driver kills robber during shootout

    ST. LOUIS — An Imo’s pizza delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in south St. Louis Thursday night. Police say they were called to the 4600 block of Spring at around 11:30pm for a report of a shooting. The victim, a 41-year-old caucasian man, tells police that he was in the process of delivering food when two men attempted to rob him. One of the suspects struck the man in the head with a […]

  • Body found under I-255 overpass in Cahokia; Major Case Squad activated

    CAHOKIA, Ill. – The Major Case Squad was activated in Cahokia Friday after the body of a man was found by a driver earlier that morning. Authorities said the young man found dead was identified as 20-year-old Javon Gibson from Cahokia. He ‘d been shot several times. Gibson’s body was found on Doris right under Interstate 255. Investigators said a passerby spotted the victim about 7 a.m. as she drove by on Doris. She turned around, discovered the man was dead, […]