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Zac joined FOX 2 as a sports reporter and anchor in November 2013. He’s home, after stops in Virginia, Minnesota and Florida.

Zac grew up in the small town of Elsberry before moving to St. Peters. The usual STL question, he went to Francis Howell Central High School.

He graduated from Avila University in Kansas City. Since, Zac has worked at KMBC-TV and KSHB-TV in Kansas City, WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota, and WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

Zac developed his love for sports as a kid watching countless games at Busch Stadium and the old St. Louis Arena. LGB! In his spare time, he likes to play soccer, poker, video games, watch sports, quote movie lines, try to workout and spend time with his beautiful wife Ashley, their baby boy ZCII and long-haired dachshund, The Duke.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: zac.choate@tvstl.com


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    Sunday Sports Extra: Lou Korac talks St. Louis Blues playoffs

    (KPLR) – FOX2 sports reporter  Zac Choate talked to St. Louis Blues sports writer Lou Korac about the Blues season and the upcoming playoffs.

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    Rams Win Thriller Over Seahawks in Season Opener

    (KPLR) – The Rams beat the Seahawks in the season opener 34-31 in overtime.

  • St. Louis makes pitch for MLS expansion team

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Soccer fans packed Ballpark Village to show their support for a Major League Soccer team in St. Louis. Tuesday the commissioner of Major League Soccer Don Garber was in the Gateway City to judge support for MLS expansion team. Top local officials met with Garber, Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and Dave Peacock who is leading the effort to build a Riverfront Stadium. That is included in the pitch for MLS expansion team […]

  • Preview of game 3 between Blues and Wild

    ST. PAUL, MN (KPLR) – The St. Louis Blues are on the road for game 3 for the first round of the NHL playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild. The series is tied at one game apiece, with game 3 slated to start at 7 pm CT in St. Paul Minnesota. Sports reporter Zac Choate has a preview of what to expect in game 3.

  • Cardinals open the season against the Cubs, while the Blues play the Blackhawks in Chicago

    CHICAGO, IL (KPLR) – Baseball is back and the Cardinals are on the road in Chicago for opening day in Major League Baseball, taking on the rival Cubs for the first game of the year. But baseball isn’t the only game in town. The Blues are taking on the Blackhawks in Chicago trying to clinch the top spot in the division. FOX2 has Martin Kilcoyne and Zach Choate in the Windy City covering the Cardinals and Blues. https://twitter.com/ZacChoate/status/584859447488483328 https://twitter.com/ZacChoate/status/584827648586682370

  • Rams attend NFL combine in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (KPLR) – The NFL has become a year round business and the off-season unofficially kicks off with the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  The annual collection of college football talent gets paraded in front of coaches and scouts.  FOX 2’s Zac Choate spent the day in Indianapolis reporting on the growth of an event former Rams coach Dick Vermeil once called “the underwear Olympics”.

  • Webster Groves Boy’s Basketball team headed to tournament in Florida

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Time now for our Papa John’s Team of the Week. Remember, all you need to do to enter is shoot a note, here to enter. The whackier the team, the better.  If your guys or gals are picked you win Papa John’s pizza and a little TV time. This week’s Team of the Week is the Webster Groves Boys Basketball team that took home the 15th annual Webster Classic last week, for the first time […]

  • CBC wins its first state football championship

    (KPLR) – Saturday CBC won its first Missouri state class 6 football championship at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Zach Choate sat down with the coach and a player to discuss the game.

  • Valle Catholic wins first state football championship

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Time now for our Papa John’s Team of the Week. Remember, all you need to do to enter is shoot a note, here to enter. The whackier the team, the better.  If your guys or gals are picked you win Papa John’s pizza and a little TV time. This week’s Team of the Week is Valle Catholic. The Ste. Genevieve school Saturday won its second Boy’s Class 1 Missouri State football championship at the Edward […]

  • Cardinals GM discusses the death of Oscar Taveras

    PHOENIX, AZ (KPLR) – Baseball’s off-season kicks into gear with the annual General Manager’s meetings.  This year they are being held in Phoenix, Arizona.  FOX2’s Zac Choate is there covering the meetings and he spoke with the Cardinals GM John Mozeliak. The franchise still trying to recover from the tragic death of young outfielder Oscar Taveras.

  • Preview of NLDS game 3 Cardinals v. Dodgers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Cardinals will host the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS Monday night at Busch.  Series is tied at 1 win apiece. First pitch is at 8:07pm central time.   It’s the first ever post-season start as a Cardinal for John Lackey, but it’s the 17th time he has started a playoff or World Series game.  Sports reporter Zac Choate has the latest from the stadium.

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    St. Louis Rams unveil final 53-man roster, Michael Sam cut from team

    (KPLR)-The St. Louis Rams unveiled their final 53-man roster on Saturday and DE Michael Sam has been released from the team. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team when the Rams selected him in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft. The Rams cut 17 players Friday, taking them down to 58, but none of them were Sam. The NFL mandates that every team trim their roster from 75 to 53 players by […]