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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. _August 19 is National Potato Day! Bill Kunz, owner of Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to talk about the fun. His staff will be fixing Brabant Potatoes. Brabant Potatoes are Hwy 61`s twist on the New Orleans classic, fried hash browns tossed with onion, celery and green peppers which have been sautéed in Cajun butter, then loaded up with cheese sauce, sour cream and scallions. Hwy 61 is […]

  • Hazmat situation near St. Louis Community College’s Meramec campus

    KIRKWOOD, MO – A hazmat situation near the St. Louis Community College’s Meramec campus has been cleared. The driver of the semi truck noticed that a 55 gallon drum of aluminum chloride was leaking.  This prompted authorities to evacuate a nearby gas station. They also closed Big Bend from Geyer to the college’s entrance. Authorities have cleared the scene. They say the chemical is a non-hazardous mix of aluminum chloride. This solution is used to clean sewers and poses no public […]

  • Driver says ‘angel’ was with him as driveshaft came flying through windshield

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – A man survived one of the most bizarre and harrowing accidents you’ll ever see, as a drive shaft from a truck flipped up and speared the windshield of his pickup truck while he was driving along Interstate 55 in Imperial. Steve Montgomery, 56, of Poplar Bluff, claims an angel was with him. He has a photo to back it up. Montgomery said he was driving home to Poplar Bluff from a painting job in O’Fallon, Missouri a little […]

  • Where is Rally Cat? The Cardinals comment on the charismatic kitty

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  • Police chase from St. Charles County ends with crash near Moscow Mills

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  • Oprah: ‘I can’t accept myself if I’m over 200 lbs’

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  • Fatal accident in north St. Louis County

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  • St. Louis inmates get portable air conditioners after protests over oppressive heat

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  • Police chase closes I-55 in Jefferson County

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  • BJC hospital employee carjacked in parking garage; police searching for suspect

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  • Car crashes into roof of St. Louis home

    ST. LOUIS – A car crashes into the roof of a home in the 5900 block of a Lillian after 1pm Sunday. The occupant of the home was at the gym at the time of the crash. The car was speeding down the road and lost control of the vehicle.  The car launched off a hill into the roof of the home. It also appears to have damaged a neighboring home. Firefighters say the driver was trapped under the dashboard. […]

  • Anniversary of first police chase and speeding ticket in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS — This week marks the anniversary of the first police chase and speeding ticket in St. Louis. Officers used their new “Skidoodle” wagon to apprehend the speeder. He was going 28 miles per hour on Union. The legal speed limit on St. Louis city streets was 8 miles per hour. The fine, $50. The police chase happened 113 years ago on July 13th, 1904. The ticket was issued on July 14th, 1904. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch offers an […]