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Anthony is an award-winning reporter from Minneapolis. His passion for
writing and public speaking led him to a career in broadcast
journalism. Anthony is a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota,
where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. During college, he interned
at Twin Cities Public Television, KARE-TV and the U.S. House of
Representatives. He also studied abroad in Mexico. His reporting
career began in Alexandria, MN and he most recently worked in Dayton,

When Anthony is not working he enjoys spending time with his son,
watching movies and reading memoirs. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Recent Articles
  • Update: Motorcycle driver dies after crash in downtown St. Louis

    Update: On Friday, August 29, the driver of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries. He is identified as  Dwight Young Jr., 25, of Florissant, MO. ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Two people were injured in a car vs. motorcycle crash around 11:10pm Thursday night near the intersection of Washington and north Broadway downtown. Police say a 25-year old man and a 26-year old woman were a speeding motorcycle traveling south on Broadway when it crashed into the driver side […]

  • Storms sweep through Ferguson, Jennings leaving significant damage

    (KTVI)- Wednesday night’s storms swept through the Ferguson and Jennings line leaving significant damage. It happened near where the recent unrest surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown has taken place. Wind, rain and lightning left the area without power for several hours. It is no secret that this area has already dealt with a lot. At 230 p.m. Thursday, Governor Nixon will hold a press conference at the Florissant Valley Community College campus about how to help the economy […]

  • Alleged audio of Michael Brown shooting released

    FERGUSON (KPLR)- An audio recording that allegedly captures the gunshots that killed Michael Brown has been released to CNN. On the tape is the voice of a  Ferguson man talking during a video chat. In the background you can hear what sounds like several gunshots, a pause and then several more gunshots. It’s important to point out that we have not been able to verify its authenticity. The shooting death of Brown, at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, […]

  • Seven arrested in Ferguson overnight; 4 were from Detroit

    (KTVI) – The National Guard is starting to withdraw from Ferguson this morning. Thursday night, only seven people were arrested last night and four came here from Detroit. For the second night in a row a smaller and calmer crowd protested in Ferguson. Law enforcement officers say there were no fires, Molotov cocktails or gunshots. Five of the arrests were for failure to disperse, one was for a warrant and another was for driving through west Florissant Avenue after it […]

  • Only 6 arrested during calm Ferguson protest

    (KTVI)- Law enforcement officers spent another night controlling protesters and media in Ferguson. They say no tear gas or mace was used and no shots were fired. However, six people were arrested. One officer was also hit with a bottle. The most tense moments came when two people supporting officer Darren Wilson showed up at the protest. One of them had a sign and someone tried to snatch it away from her. Officer Wilson, who is white, shot Michael Brown […]

  • Ameren working to restore power to over 4,000 customers

    (KPLR) – Ameren crews are working to restore power to over 4,000 customers in St. Louis county.  A huge tree fell on a Florissant mother’s car late Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Sansu Drive.  Damage to cars and trees is a common sight Thursday morning following storms that rolled through St. Louis County.  The area was hit hard. Lightning lit up the sky, rain pounded the ground and wind swept through neighborhoods. Several power lines were also damaged causing the […]

  • Stenger defeats Dooley in Democratic St. Louis County Executive primary

    (KPLR) – Steve Stenger soundly defeated Charlie Dooley in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary grabbing 66 percent of the vote.  Stenger prevailed in large part due to his message that is it is time for a change in county government. Dooley fired back throughout the campaign touting his political experience and relationships he has built with the City of St. Louis and business leaders. The Missouri primary battle got ugly toward the end with attack ads and serious allegations from both sides. Both […]

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    Polls open Tuesday for Missouri Primary Election

    (KPLR) – Voters are getting ready to  head to the polls Tuesday morning for the Missouri Primary Election.  One of the most heated races has been for St. Louis County Executive. Long time County Executive Charlie Dooley is being challenged by council member Steve Stenger in the democratic primary.  On the republican side it`s Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa facing off against State Representative Rick Stream. There are also some key constitutional amendments on the ballot. Amendment one would protect […]

  • Cyclists rally for bike safety at St. Louis City Hall Monday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -Cyclists gathered at St. Louis City Hall Monday morning to rally for bike safety.  The group of Missouri and Illinois cyclists passed out bumper stickers that read “I Slow For Cyclists.”  They also plan on making bike safety and road sharing pamphlets to get out their message. Two incidents have gained momentum for the bike safety movement. In June, cyclist Rick Beard was hit and killed by a car in St. Louis. And just last week, a […]

  • St. Louis launches program to end homelessness among veterans

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis started a program aimed at ending homelessness among veterans Wednesday. Operation Reveille is part of Mayor Francis Slay’s plan to end overall homelessness in the city. Veterans who qualify will be placed in an apartment while they apply for other government benefits. The program is funded by $750,000 on grants, public and local funding. The Department of Human Services is heading the program. You can follow Anthony Kiekow: Facebook Anthony Kiekow Twitter Anthony Kiekow […]

  • Man found shot to death outside of south St. Louis cafe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A man was found shot to death in south St. Louis early Tuesday morning.  His body was found in the 6200 block of Michigan Avenue.  No one is in custody and detectives are trying to piece together exactly what happened. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of Rex`s Café.   Detectives are combing the area for evidence.  They believe the victim was shot during a robbery.  It is unclear if the victim […]

  • 11-year-old among triple shooting victims

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An eleven-year-old boy and two adults were shot last night during an attempted robbery near the Cherokee Business District. They were getting into a car parked in the 3400 block of Iowa when an armed man approached them with a gun. A 53-year-old man was shot in the head. The boy was shot in his arm and his mother was hit in her leg. The other woman was not hurt. All of the victims were taken […]


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