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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
  • 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 […]

  • Drive by shooting leads to crash injuring innocent people

    (KTVI) – St. Louis police say a black car that raced away from Harry’s Bar and Grill, after an occupant fired several gunshots, crashed into another car a few blocks away. It happened around 1 a.m. Friday morning at the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Taylor. The two people in a white car were taken to a hospital. One of the suspects in the black car was quickly arrested. The other suspect got out of the car and ran, but […]

  • One dead, another hospitalized following shooting overnight shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – One man was killed and another is in critical condition after they were robbed and shot in the 7300 block of Vermont. According to police, this started when three men were invited to a party. When they arrived at the address, which was a vacant south St. Louis home, they were robbed at gun point.  During the robbery two of them were shot. One of them was hit in the back, one was fatally wounded […]

  • Sandy Hook massacre lieutenant to speak at Child Safety Workshop in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  – Since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, there have been about 75 school shootings.  It’s a threat that schools and police officers around the country are taking seriously and preparing for.  The smartphone HERO911 app allows teachers to instantly alert all police officers within 10 miles of their school, that an active shooter is inside of the building. Teachers scrambling to protect protect children won’t have to take the time to speak with a […]

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    Acting VA Secretary to speak at VFW Convention, St. Louis

    (KPLR) – The VFW National convention is in full swing in St. Louis and one of the main topics is the scandal involving VA medical clinics.  The acting Secretary of the VA will address the crowd of veterans Tuesday morning. More than 12,000  veterans are in town for the convention.  All of them are waiting to hear how acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson plans to fix the problems with the VA. Vice President Biden was the featured speaker here Monday.  […]


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