Charles Jaco


Charles Jaco is a reporter for Fox 2, as well as reporter, writer, and anchor of the weekly Saturday news program "The Jaco Report."

He's the winner of three George Foster Peabody Awards for broadcast journalism excellence, as well as two Edward R. Murrow Awards and five National Headliner Awards.

His experience in journalism and broadcasting includes being a correspondent for CNN and NBC Network Radio, and a talk program host for KMOX. He has written opinion and analysis articles for dozens of newspapers and magazines, and is the author of four books--two history and political analysis (Guide to the Gulf War and Guide to the Politics of Oil) and two novels (Dead Air and Live Shot).

He's a graduate of the University of Chicago, and holds a Master's degree from Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • Why are we squeamish about executions?

    Posted on: 2:54 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 02:47pm, February 19, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Wednesday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at the death penalty. In Genesis, the Lord says the Cain, what...
    Read More ›

  • People oppose red light cameras for all the wrong reasons

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Most people who complain about red light cameras are the ones who got caught by...
    Read More ›

  • Football and being gay in America

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:10pm, February 11, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Monday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at Mizzou All-American Michael Sam and his announcement that he’s gay. Sometimes,...
    Read More ›

  • Missouri is leading the country for technology start-ups

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 12:34pm, February 10, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Monday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at high tech in Missouri and St. Louis. For the second year...
    Read More ›

  • Opening ceremonies preps for new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Posted on: 6:31 am, February 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:22pm, February 7, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The final countdown is on for the opening of the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial...
    Read More ›

  • Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge events will go on despite cold temps

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, February 6, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Despite the bitter cold, some 3,500 runners and bicyclists are expected on the new Stan Musial...
    Read More ›

  • Jacology: We’re getting closer to spring

    Posted on: 2:11 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 01:14pm, February 4, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Tuesday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at winter. Winter weather in the first week in February? In honor...
    Read More ›

  • Kroenke’s silence not helping Rams fans deal with dome dilemma

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, February 3, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Stan Kroenke did not amass a worth of over $5 billion dollars by shooting his...
    Read More ›

  • Proposed Missouri gun law about rural white rage

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 04:42pm, January 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Once again, the Missouri General Assembly’s debating a law to nullify federal gun laws in...
    Read More ›

  • Missouri’s voter ID law proposals

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 12:42pm, January 28, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Tuesday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at Missouri’s voter id proposals. My grandpa was born at the end...
    Read More ›

  • Propane shortage raising rates for Missouri customers

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, January 27, 2014, by

    PACIFIC, MO (KTVI)– Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Monday declared a state of emergency and a Missouri state senator demanded an...
    Read More ›

  • The trouble with the homeless and Larry Rice

    Posted on: 2:36 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 02:19pm, January 21, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Tuesday’s Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at homeless and Larry Rice.How close are you to being homeless? Probably...
    Read More ›