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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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    ‘Contact 911’: Missouri woman writes message for help on package

    ROBERTSVILLE, MO (KPLR) – “Contact 911” was the message written on a package being sent from a Franklin County home. A woman gave the package to a delivery truck driver at around 11:20am Tuesday. The driver contacted police and they responded to a home in the 6000 block of Willow Ford Road. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office says a 3-year-old also lives in the home. Deputies spoke with a woman who lives at there. They say that she was cooperative. […]

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    ‘Hatchimals’ arriving at area Wal-Mart stores

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One of the hottest toys of the season could be in St. Louis area Wal-Mart stores in time for Christmas. A few dozen “Hatchimals,” will be making their way into stores in Festus, Desoto, Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville and Sullivan. Each store will get a shipment of the popular toy sometime between today and December 19th. Wal-Mart is telling customers to call ahead of time for the toy arrival. Hatchimals are pegged to be this year’s […]

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    Teen charged for using bb-gun to shoot-out car windows in St. Louis city and county

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – A man has been charged with shooting out car windows in St. Louis, Shrewsbury, Maplewood and Clayton. Andre Armstrong, 19, tells police that he and some friends used a bb-gun to damage cars in mid-November. Clayton police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that there was no agenda, they were just having fun. The teen and his friends are accused of damaging 62 vehicles in Clayton on the night of November 13th. A release from the city […]

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    Future First Lady of Missouri speaks about being robbed at gunpoint in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Governor-elect Eric Greitens held a press conference Tuesday morning about several robberies that happened in the Central West End Monday night. His wife, Sheena, was a victim of one of those robberies. St. Louis police say she was sitting in her car, looking at her phone, when a suspect opened her car door and pointed a gun at her. “I am safe. We are incredibly thankful for law enforcement officers and their families; they go out […]

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    Cardinals release 2017 schedule of stadium promotions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Cardinals have released their 2017 promotional schedule. There will be 50 giveaways for ticketed-fans including eight bobbleheads, seven replica jerseys, three replica rings, as well as brand-new items like an adult rhinestone cap (May 21), adult all-over print shirt (June 10), kids baseball glove (June 11) and Mike Shannon Alarm Clock (August 27). More fans will have a chance to take home promotional items. The majority of giveaways will include 30,000 items. Grab your […]

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    ‘Flags of Valor’ from Art Hill available as Christmas gifts

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Do you want a patriotic gift that also benefits several area charities? Over half of the flags planted on Art Hill this fall to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 are available. You can get them at 1114 South Brentwood across from the Galleria, along with other memorabilia from November 28 to December 23rd, 2016. The cost? A $60 donation that will benefit military and veteran-related organizations. Each of the 7,000 American flags represents an […]

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    Pfizer building $200M facility in Chesterfield; retain 450+ jobs

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Pfizer is building a new $200 million facility in Chesterfield for research and development.  St. Louis County says the development will create more than 80 jobs and retain 450 positions. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in 2017.  It will be designed to develop biotherapeutic molecules like vaccines, immune-oncology therapies.  Pfizer plans to bring employes from two sites together once the new building is complete. “Missouri is an important part of Pfizer’s research and […]

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    Suspect that ambushed police officer, killed in shootout

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police say the suspect wanted in connection to the Sunday night shooting of St. Louis police officer was killed in a shootout. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Smiley Avenue and Leola. In a late night press conference, Chief Sam Dotson said the department is looking into whether the suspect was afraid that he might have been recognized by the officer that was shot Sunday. Dotson said officers and federal authorities […]

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    All Francis Howell district schools on a ‘soft lockdown’ after area shooting

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – All schools in the Francis Howell School District are in a “soft lockdown” as a result of the shooting at a home on Wilbert Drive near McClay Road in the Harvest Acres subdivision. A 33-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital. The suspects are not in police custody. The ‘persons’ of interest in this crime are identified by police as Derrion Tate, 32, and Alfred Davis, 25, both of St. louis County. Tate […]

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    Report of person struck by vehicle in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, MO (KPLR) – There is a report of a pedestrian struck in St. Ann. The person was hit by a vehicle on St. Charles Rock Road near St. Gregory. The condition of the victim is not known at this time. Both westbound lanes of the Rock Road are closed at this time. The Missouri Highway Patrol and St. Ann Police are on the scene. More details will be posted as this story develops. Refresh this page for the […]

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    Hundreds of protesters march in St. Louis after election of Trump

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Hundreds gathered Sunday in downtown St. Louis protesting President-Elect Donald Trump and spreading what they say is a message of love for all people. Protestors met at the City Garden before marching along Washington Avenue, outside of the Justice Center on Tucker, south towards Choteau and then on to Union Station. Outside of Union Station, protestors held a ‘die-in’, laying in the streets for four and a half minutes, representing the four and a half hours […]

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    West County firefighters rescue dog trapped in pipe

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KPLR) – West County firefighters did everything in their power to rescue a dog trapped in a pipe Thursday afternoon. They dug the pipe out from under a concrete driveway to free the pet. The entire operation took almost three hours. Debbie Dysart, the dog’s owner, sent this message to FOX 2: “I wanted to share with you a story of a beautiful act of heroism by our firefighters yesterday. My dog Max had gotten wedged […]