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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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    ‘Officer Blake C. Snyder’ sign posted at St. Louis County Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – County Executive Steve Stenger signed an order Tuesday night officially renaming Clydesdale Park in South County in honor of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.  The sign for “Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park” was posted on Thursday. “The St. Louis County Park presently known as Clydesdale Park is hereby re-named and hereafter referred to as the Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park” Stenger read at Tuesday’s council meeting. “While it has been […]

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    Explosions heard at farm-house fire in Maryland Heights

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A farm-house is on fire in Maryland Heights.  The home is located near the intersection of Page and the Maryland Heights Expressway. The fire started at around 2:15pm and may have been the result of a lightning strike. There are about 15 fire units are at the scene. The fire department says that there was a person at the home at the time of the fire.   They encountered a lot of fire in the basement and […]

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    ‘Prepare to enter the #BoneZone’ – Ken Bone now has his own t-shirt

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s official, Ken Bone now has his own t-shirt. The local star at Sunday’s presidential debate showed off this shirt on Twitter last night, writing “America, prepare to enter the #BoneZone. My official shirt is available for 1 week.” The shirt is selling for $19.99. There is also a sweatshirt style available for $34.99. The website includes a note from Ken asking everyone to vote on November 8th regardless of your political affiliation. Get the […]

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    Four St. Louis area malls to close for Thanksgiving

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Four St. Louis area malls will be closed on Thanksgiving this year. CNBC reports that CBL & Associates owns 89 regional malls and open-air shopping centers. They are giving back the holiday to thousands of employees at 73 of their properties. Area malls that will be closed this Turkey day include St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights IL, Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters, South County Center and West County Center in St. Louis. The stores […]

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    Ken Bone becomes internet sensation in second presidential debate

    ST. LOUIS – In a presidential debate filled with nasty remarks and insults, audience member and uncommitted voter Ken Bone became an internet sensation after posing a question to the candidates. “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?” he asked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While Bone’s question was well-intentioned, his overnight fame was fueled by his snazzy red sweater, white shirt-tie […]

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    Funeral arrangements for Officer Snyder released

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A police officer was shot and killed Thursday in south St. Louis County. Officer Blake Snyder was responding to a disturbance call at 5 a.m. when someone shot him. Trent Forster, 18, has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action for the death. The officer will be laid to rest next week. Police have just released the details. On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Visitation for St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, […]

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    Behind the badge: More about the officer shot and killed in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – There is more to the officer who was shot and killed this morning in south St. Louis County than a sad statistic. Officer Blake Snyder was shot and killed by an 18-year-old suspect. He was an active church member, father and former IT worker. Blake Snyder was a part of the community at Destiny Church in West County. Before he became a police officer, he was on their staff as the IT guy. He met […]

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    St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson to run for Mayor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  Police Chief Sam Dotson has formally announced that he is running for Mayor of St. Louis.  Mayor Francis Slay says he expects Dotson to resign from his role with the police force. Dotson seems to acknowledge Slay’s request in a press release, “I am a full-time police chief and that will not change during this campaign.” Dotson says that, “Growing up in St. Louis makes this very personal for me. As a proud graduate of the once-great St. Louis Public […]

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    Police chase ends at I-70 and Lindbergh; suspected car thief arrested

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A suspected car thief led police from multiple jurisdictions on a chase Tuesday from St. Charles County to north St. Louis County. According to Captain Thurman of the St. Charles Police Department, a person stole a truck from an O’Fallon dealership and fled east on Interstate 70. The suspect got off on Lindbergh and eventually struck a St. Ann police vehicle at I-70 and St. Charles Rock Road. The suspect then made a u-turn in an […]

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    Missouri State University Quarterback cited for animal cruelty

    SPRINGFIELD, MO – Missouri State University quarterback Breck Ruddick has been cited for animal abuse after a health department investigation. He’s ticketed for animal cruelty and letting a dog roam at large. Ruddick is accused of beating Luca, an Australian Shepherd he was dog-sitting. Veterinarians found Luca’s jaw was broken and her molars fractured. After a four-hour surgery, Luca had to have six teeth removed and her mouth stitched up to repair the damage. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department released […]

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    Fans post horrible Facebook reviews of Rams’ stadium in Los Angeles

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Rams now call the LA Coliseum home after spending 20 years in St. Louis. They played their first regular NFL season game there on Sunday and many fans are not happy with the venue. Facebook reviews of the stadium are filled with concerns over, fights, the excessive heat, crowded concourses, and poor service. Fights broke out in the stands during preseason games at the Coliseum. Police were called in to break up a fight […]

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    Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt – TMZ

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – “Brangelina” is over. TMZ reports that Angelina Jolie is filing for divorce from Brad Pitt over, “irreconcilable differences.” Sources tell TMZ that Jolie’s decision to file for divorce has to do with Pitt’s parenting style. She is very upset with his methods. Jolie is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children. She does not want Pitt to have joint physical custody, only joint legal custody. The date of separation as listed as September […]