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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
  • Conservation Connection: Ways to avoid ticks and chiggers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Ticks and chiggers are common all across Missouri. Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation, stopped by KPLR to share helpful tips on how to avoid these pests. For more information you can visit the departments website: mdc.mo.gov.

  • Conservation Connection: History of black bears in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Lately we’ve been hearing more about black bears roaming the streets along with humans. Black bears are the biggest wild animal found in Missouri. If you’re planning any outdoor or camping excursions, you may see one too! Matt Ormsby, Naturalist from the Missouri Department of Conservation gives us the history and ways to prevent potential problems. History of black bears in Missouri: • Indigenous to and formerly abundant in Missouri • Over hunting, random killing and […]

  • Festival touts easy ways to go green

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s not easy being green, or is it? The Missouri Botanical Garden will be hosting the 14th annual Green Homes Festival for people to learn simple tips and tricks to help maintain a healthy planet. The Green Homes Festival will be Saturday, June 20 from 9-4 p.m. at the Butterfly House. The Butterfly House is in Faust Park in Chesterfield. To receive regular updates from the Garden you can like them on Facebook and follow them […]

  • Scattered rain and thunderstorms again on Tuesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  Some storms may become strong to severe with damaging winds. But heavy rain today and over the next several days remains the main concern. Additional rounds of thunderstorms will continue to roll across the region through Friday, including the remains of what is Tropical Storm Bill in Texas. Flash flooding will be a concern with each round of storms and the rain will add to the already flooded major rivers. Looking for a dry day? […]

  • Tulip Bulb Giveaway at Restore in Des Peres May 10.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- A sure sign of spring are tulips in bloom.This weekend you can pick up some for mom, For free! Tulip Bulbs will be handed out this Sunday in West County. Shelby Bunge from The Brickman Group joins us with more. The bulbs are donated by TSG Properties, as they replace the tulips in shopping centers around the area with fresh annuals. The Staenberg Group, a full service commercial real estate development company, in partnership with Habitat […]

  • Thunder storms possible Wednesday night into Thursday

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A cluster of thunder storms is on the way for this evening. The thunderstorms to our southwest are moving into drier air and appear to be weakening a bit. They have a history of producing spotty hail up to half-dollar size in south central Missouri this evening. As the storms move northeast along I-44, they will arrive in the metro area after 8 pm in a scattered fashion. Another surge can be expected mid-morning on Thursday. […]

  • Storms to move into St. Louis Area

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Another round of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms for parts of the viewing area.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until midnight for Iron, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, and Dent counties in Missouri.  The focus of the strongest storms and heaviest rain appears to be south of the metro St. Louis area.  Large hail and damaging winds with a quick spin-up tornado are possible South of Ste. Genevieve.  The heavy rain will taper after Midnight with 1″ to 2″ […]

  • Severe storm threat coming this evening

    ST.LOUIS (KPLR) – A tandem of compact storm systems will result in 2 more rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms.  The first system will arrive 7 pm-9pm for the metro area with the focus south of the metro St. Louis region.  Locations south and west of Phelps County are under a Severe T-storm Watch until 10 pm.  T-storms will taper after midnight.  Look for sunshine for the first half of Wednesday with a mild high of 71.  Clouds increase Wednesday afternoon with a more impressive line of thunderstorms Wednesday evening-some strong to […]

  • Southern Missouri and Illinois take the brunt of Wednesday snow storm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A potent cold front continues to drifting southward.  While the St. Louis metro area received less than 1″ of snow, as much as 2″ to 4″ is expected for southern counties in the News 11 and FOX 2 viewing area.  Anne Elise Parks traveled to near Red Bud Illinois which as seen a coating of snow and Chris Higgins is in our far southern counties where several inches of snow has fallen and continues to accumulate.  Metro St. Louis will see a few flurries linger into the evening with overnight lows near 10.  Thursday we will see the clouds erode and highs in the mid 20’s. Great news for the weekend, with sunshine and highs in the 50’s by Saturday […]

  • Another snow storm takes aim on St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Another winter storm has its aim on St. Louis and will bring significant snow to the region. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the entire News 11 viewing area through 6pm Sunday. Snow builds in Saturday afternoon and will continue through Sunday. As temperatures warm a bit early Sunday, the snow will change over to some freezing rain and sleet south of I-44 in Missouri and I-64 in Illinois.  Along the I-70 […]

  • Riverfront Times weekend events Feb. 27-29

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR)- It’s Friday and Emily Westerholt from the Riverfront Times joined us to share some of the big events happening around town this weekend. RFT weekend events February 27th-29th Call to Art Regional Art Commission 2/27 6-10PM – Free but accepting donations. Metro Trans Umbrella Group is proud to present: ‘My Own Valentine’ Art Show Sponsored by The Missouri Humanities Council. Expect to experience art in mediums of acrylics, oils, and watercolor, charcoal, pastels, ink, photography, clay, […]

  • Snow heading to St. Louis metro area

    (KPLR) – A late arriving clipper system allowed for bonus sunshine and highs Wednesday that jumped to 45 in St. Louis.  However, the clipper is still on track to deliver another dose of winter weather.  Clouds will increase throughout the evening.  About 2 am light snow will spread across metro St. Louis resulting in a light coating by 7 am just in time for the morning rush hour.  With falling temperatures into the mid and low 20’s, slick spots and […]

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