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After working in Los Angeles for nearly eight years, Patrick Clark has returned home to report for News 11 at . His work also airs on KTVI FOX 2. Patrick is an Emmy award winning television news reporter/anchor/host. He is most recently known as the host of HGTV's "Offbeat America." Seen in more than 100-million homes, the series on Home & Garden Television celebrates the offbeat spirit of America's homeowners. Traveling the 50 states, Patrick uncovered the most amazing people, places and plants this country has to offer. "Tall and blond with sparkling blue eyes, the host you see on Home and Garden TV is the same guy you meet in person: an enthusiastic, easy-going, young man with a zeal for traveling and a gift for meeting people and making them feel comfortable." (Decatur Magazine) Patrick's gift of conversation with everyday people is evident as he interviews people with extraordinary life experiences. Before joining HGTV, Patrick was host of G4's "Pulse." The series took a weekly look into the world of interactive gaming and technology. He has also been featured on the ABC Family Channel, and All News Channel, and served as a correspondent for the Cartoon Network.

Prior to his hosting experience, Patrick was a television reporter and sports anchor in St. Louis at KPLR and KDNL. He has also spent time as an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University, and he wrote a weekly column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch website. He began his broadcasting career in radio as an on-air host and program director at a children's radio station WFUN.

A music lover, Patrick spends his spare time composing new music. In 1994 he released a children's album "Moo Moo Vacation." While working in television , Clark released two more albums: "None The Worse For The Better", an album critics say, "Finds joy in unexpected places." (St. Louis Post Dispatch) and "American Maid." Among the featured songs were the title track " American Maid" and the popular television station theme and Emmy Award-winner "The Night is Young," which was used in St. Louis, MO, Dayton, OH, and Knoxville, TN. Both albums were released on the Tinker Records label. Thrilled to be back on St. Louis television and involved in the local music scene, his band (The Patrick Clark Band) will release their latest CD "Spiraling Towards Madness" in August 2010. A mix of pop, and singer/songwriter alternative rock. You can find more information at his website

Recent Articles
  • Some St. Louisans get out to enjoy the weather

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s a weird weather Tuesday with temperatures making many in mound city feel like spring is near. But Mother Nature isn’t through kicking another wintry mix our way come Wednesday. This is why some St. Louisans took advantage of a dreary day to get outside. ‘You know you come at right time and today is the best time for fishing,’ says Lucky Vorackach. For Lucky Vorackach and his friend Rami, the crappie and catfish were biting. […]

  • Father and son make snow sculpture of the Simpsons

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – ‘We were thinking about doing Godzilla,’ says Freddie Noviosel III. ‘Right,’ says Freddie Noviosel, Jr.  ‘We were going to do Godzilla.’ ‘I was like let`s do something,’ says Noviosel III. Something from nothing is what this father son duo did. Freddie Noviosel and his son Freddie the third came up with, the first family of FOX Television. ‘All the cartoons we do all these cartoons have little skinny legs and big bodies but they never stand,’ […]

  • Police dispatchers pedal away stress on the job

    O’FALLON, IL (KPLR) – Erik Mensen might work a stressful job as a dispatcher. ‘’We are the first point of contact for service for emergency or non-emergency,’’ he says. ‘’Police or fire or medical, it’s everything from ‘my house is burning down’ or ‘my wife is having a baby.’” And while he has a handle on his job, there are no handle bars on his desk. ‘’I don’t want to break a sweat,” says Mensen. ‘’I don’t want to be […]

  • Students attend Boeing conference to develop interest in math and science

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – If you ask Wyatt Lake what he wants to be, it’s an aerospace engineer. Today the teenager came to the right place to do such a thing. ‘I was talking to some guys who were jet pilots who now do different engineering and aspects and the way think about things is really creative but also to the point like an engineer,’ says Wyatt Lake, a sophomore from Wentzville.  ‘That’s how I`m hoping to be.’ […]

  • TJ Oshie helps Make-A-Wish come true for North Dakota teen

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) –It started with the sizing of a stick for a special 14-year old. On Monday, St. Louis Blues right-winger TJ Oshie welcomed Chris Hendrickson, his longtime fan and Make-A-Wish recipient, to the team’s practice facility at the St. Louis Mills. The two took to the ice for some shots on goal. “This is definitely his dream,” says Denise Johnson, Chris’ mother.  “He sat and watched TJ Oshie during the Olympics.  Chris will play floor hockey in my […]

  • Swansea Improvement Hall prepping for Wednesday’s fish fry

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR) – If you were to count up the cod Susan Walter has cut, well it’d be enough to fill this freezer in one morning, about 800 pounds worth. ‘Thaw it out in cold water, and then we cut,’ says Susan Walter, Owner Swansea Fish Stand. Tuesday afternoon Walter was busy filleting cod for tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season. ‘Cod is the number one selling fish,’ says Walter. ‘This is Cod country here. […]

  • Florists busy with Valentine’s Day orders

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but it’s still not too late to get in your flower order. Walter Knoll florists were busy all day Thursday getting orders ready. From roses to some non-traditional arrangements this is a florist’s busiest time of the year. In fact, with Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday they expect Friday to be a very busy delivery day.

  • Financial blow could knock-out South Broadway Athletic Club

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A south St. Louis boxing and wrestling institution is in financial trouble and could  be closing their doors for good later this year. The South Broadway Athletic Club is trying to stay off the ropes and says your shouldn’t count them out. “The South Broadway Athletic Club means a lot to a lot of people.  It`s been here for over 100 years and it was founded on boxing and wrestling.” said former President Tony Casta. […]

  • North Park deeds land to Kinloch farmers

    KINLOCH, MO (KPLR) – For 20 years this stretch of Hanley near 170 and the airport has been great ground for growing fresh greens. ‘Like sweet potato, peas, okra, corn, tomato, squash, cucumber,’ says Armstead Ford, an urban farmer. But the fertile piece of urban farmland used by many is about to become a giant industrial complex. ‘Phase two is all the area in front of you here,’ says Larry Chapman, a Partner with North Park Partners.  ‘It’s almost entirely […]

  • St. Louis Symphony wins Grammy

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There`s good reason these two gateway city residents are grinning. It all started Sunday afternoon around 3 pm when they heard their St. Louis Symphony Orchestra had won a Grammy. ‘Then we ran downstairs, we ran downstairs,’ says Adam Crane, VP External Affairs for the St. Louis Symphony. ‘The orchestra they were actually on the stage. It was the first half of the concert and they were headed off stage for intermission and we were standing […]

  • Students adding historic plaques to Waterloo landmarks

    WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) –  Mayor Tom Smith has a lot of big ideas for his small town. “Community of tradition and progress,” says Smith. “That’s Waterloo?”asks Clark. “That’s Waterloo,” says Smith. So, Smith decided to take his idea of the city’s past to high school teacher Matthew Schweizer. “I spent the rest of the summer coming up with a research plan and program for the kids that would feature  courthouse records, library records and newspaper records and oral histories and […]

  • ‘Thanks, Budweiser!’ – Local micro breweries appreciate Super Bowl ad

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – There’s a formula for fermentation, and Brian Owens knows it well. ‘’We’re kind of like mad scientist around here,’’ says Brian Owens, brew master O’Fallon Brewery. ‘’So there`s a lot of science, a lot of fun, a lot of creative passion.’’ When this craft brewer isn’t busy making beer, he’s tweeting about it. ‘’I was surprised to hear the words peach and pumpkin used in a multi-million dollar beer commercial,’’ says Owens. ‘‘It was kind of […]


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