John Fuller came to St. Louis in June of 1983, recently celebrating 30 years of weather coverage in St. Louis. Despite his longevity, John Says, “just when I think I have St. Louis area weather figured out, a new wrinkle develops, like the 2012 drought or Spring 2013 tornadoes. With the weather constantly changing, we must adapt and adjust as meteorologists.”

Fuller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 1975. Fuller’s first job in his field was with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Air Quality Division as an Air Pollution Meteorologist. He then joined WJIM TV 6 in Lansing as their weekend weathercaster.

From Lansing, John joined KSDK-TV in St. Louis where he was honored with the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. He also received the local Emmy Award for Best Weathercaster during his stay at KSDK.

A local favorite, John joined News 11 in October, 2008 as Chief Meteorologist and has taught Meteorology at University College (Washington University night school) and currently at St. Louis Community College in Wildwood..


Recent Articles
  • Two down, one to go: Another round of icy weather expected Sunday

    ST. LOUIS – Ding, ding, ding…the bell has tolled and round #2 of 3 rounds of icy weather is done for our area. Borderline temperatures, mostly around 31° or 32° Saturday morning, allowed for most of the rainfall we saw not to freeze on contact. But an Ice Storm Warning remains in effect for the FOX 2 News viewing area through Noon on Sunday. We have one more wave to go. Ice accumulations so far have been highest south of St. Louis, […]

  • Earthquake rattles Oklahoma, six neighboring states

    A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near Pawnee, Oklahoma, and rattled through at least six surrounding states in the US heartland, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake was also felt in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa, according to the USGS. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, a regulatory agency that examines the state’s fuel, oil, gas, public utilities and transportation industries, is “reviewing disposal wells in the vicinity of the earthquake near Pawnee,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin […]

  • MDC Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event in St. Charles

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Birds aren`t the only species that migrate across continents by air. Each year monarch butterflies make an amazing journey that takes them through Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Energy to celebrate with a monarch event. Naturalist, Alicia Lombardo, and volunteer naturalist, Angel Stahr, tell us more about the Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event! Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weldon Spring Interpretive Site 7295 Highway […]

  • Several more rounds of heavy rain expected through Tuesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The heavy rain threat will continue into Monday night with temperatures staying in the 70’s. Keep an eye on creeks and streams that could rise fast. There is an old front that is nearly stationary to the south of St. Louis. It is an old topically charged low pressure system that is lumbering slowly north along the front and will pass near or just south of St. Louis Monday. All of the available data continues […]

  • Heavy rain expected over Metro Area

    (KPLR) – The viewing area is split between those who are soaked and those who are dry.   The heavy rain threat will remain focused south and southeast of St. Louis tonight and Sunday, before building north Sunday night and Monday. This will eventually bring a heavy rain into the St. Louis metro area.

  • St. Louis storm brings hail and damaging winds

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A couple of rounds of showers and thunderstorms will hit St. Louis Tuesday afternoon and evening. Many of these storms will be severe.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the bi-state until 7:00 P.M. Storms are likely to develop Tuesday evening as the air becomes very unstable, especially along and south of I-70.  The fairly high instability will lead to some pretty hefty thunderstorms developing in clumps, also along an advancing cold front. The main threats will […]

  • Workout tips from C3 Fitness

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-  It’s Tuesday and Cason of C3 Fitness joined us on KPLR 11 with some workout tips for a healthier you. For more information visit: c3fitness.net 

  • Strong winter storm forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The strongest winter storm of the season to affect the FOX 2 viewing area is taking shape for late Tuesday night into Wednesday. This system will bring the potential for heavy rain, heavy snow, and strong potentially damaging wind gusts during the day Wednesday. Confidence in a major storm system affecting our region is high. However, confidence in the finer details of how much snow and where remains low to moderate at this time. So, expect […]

  • Accumulating snow for St. Louis overnight Tuesday into Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Snow is on the way. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire FOX 2 News viewing area through 6am Wednesday. Cloudy and cold Tuesday, with a narrow band of snow developing between noon and 2pm to the west of St. Louis. That snow is pushing into drier air, but may put down a quick 1/2″ of snow before the evening commute. The heaviest snow begins to move in from the west after 4pm and will spread eastward across […]

  • C3 Fitness- Heart Rate Workout

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- It’s Tuesday and Cason from C3 Fitness has some workout tips for a healthier you. Today he showed John Fuller the Heart Rate Workout.    

  • El Niño to bring heavy rainfall this winter

    ATLANTA, GA (KTVI)- The National Weather Service forecast that El Niño would bring heavy rainfall this winter, especially to the southern tier of the United States. The intensity of rainfall in the coming months could lead to devastating floods, of course here in the St. Louis area. We’ve already seen our share of rain. Jim Cantore, Meteorologist with The Weather Channel joined us via satellite to explain. For additional information visit floodsmart.org

  • C3 Fitness: Healthy holiday dos and don’ts

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Christmas time is here! Cason of C3 Fitness says that the keys to maintaining your fitness this time of year are moderation and not skipping your workout. Also, if you are thinking of getting fit for the new year then consider a personal trainer. Cason says to find one with proper certification, who demonstrates a healthy lifestyle, and who won’t overcharge you. Cason visits KPLR at Noon wekkly to talk health, fitness, and exercise with meteorologist John Fuller.