Martin has been with the station since 1997 and has been the primary Sports Anchor since 2000. In addition to anchoring sports Sunday through Thursday, Martin hosts “Rams Weekly” Monday’s at 6:30pm.
A St.Louis native, Martin went to C.B.C. high school before heading to Marquette University. His broadcast career has included stops at KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona; WJFW-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; and WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin.
Martin’s time in the Northwoods included covering snowmobile racing and ice fishing. Career highlights include covering Brett Favre’s win in Super Bowl XXXI, Mark McGwire’s homer pursuit of Roger Maris, and the Rams improbable run to the Super Bowl XXXIV title, and the Cardinals World Series win in 2006.
ST. LOUIS – Fox 2 viewers first met Laila Anderson in October 2018. She’d been diagnosed with a life-threatening immune disease disorder called HLH. With the help of Be the Match, Laila found a donor and had a bone marrow transplant in January. This past week, Laila was able to ring the bell at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, signifying 100 days since her transplant. Through her journey, one thing has kept her motivated, and that is her love of the […]
ST. LOUIS – Laila Anderson is a 10-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare condition that attacks her immune system. When we first featured her story on Fox 2 in October, the goal was to find a match for a bone marrow transplant. Recently, the family got a call that they consider the best Christmas present they’ve ever received. Fox 2’s Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne updates her story.
ST. LOUIS – He played in the NFL, which was somewhat amazing since he didn’t even start in college. And for one fall, Samkon Gado was an unlikely star for the Green Bay Packers. The former NFL player’s focus is now on medicine. Gado is a fourth-year resident at SSM St. Louis University Medical School, with hopes of returning to Nigeria to make a difference. FOX 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne has his story.
PERRYVILLE, Mo. – There is a new tourist attraction being built in Perryville, Missouri. But this has nothing to do with commerce; it’s about a commitment. It’s the story of one Vietnam veteran’s promise to his fallen soldiers. Fifty years later, his promise is becoming a reality. Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited the memorial on Wednesday. FOX2’s Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne has the story. For more information on the memorial and how you can contribute to Missouri’s National Vietnam Memorial, visit MNVMfund.org.
ST. LOUIS – For nearly 50 years, Mike Shannon has been in the broadcast booth for the Cardinals. Before that, he was a 2-time World Champion playing for the Cardinals. But when he wants to get away from it all, he goes fishing. Recently Fox 2’s Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne spent a day at the lake with the Cardinals icon.
ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals are out of town and begin the second half of the season Thursday night in Chicago. With one game under his belt, Mike Shildt is now trying to orchestra a second-half turnaround, as the Cardinals interim manager. Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne spent some time with Shildt this afternoon at Busch Stadium. Being a manager in baseball has become a bit of a glamor position. Handed to former players with big league resumes. Whether […]
ST. LOUIS – The greatest golfers in the world will be in St. Louis next month. One of the Cardinals all-time greats helped make it happen. Fox 2 Sports Director has the story of Ozzie Smith’s role in helping Bellerive Country Club secure the 100th PGA Championship.
ST. LOUIS – He was a former state champion in basketball that lost his life after what police believe was an accidental shooting. Eric Clark was a regular at Vashon basketball practices. He didn’t play there, but his former coach is there. Clark liked being around other people and other people liked being around him. FOX-2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne talks to Tony Irons about the tragic death of the player who was known by many as “Smoov”.
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The push to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis got a boost Monday evening. The Major League Soccer commissioner held a MLS to STL rally at Ballpark Village at 5:30 pm. Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne was at the rally, where city officials and the proposed expansion team ownership rallied support for an expansion team for St. Louis and for passage of 2 tax measures to fund the construction of a soccer stadium just […]
SAN DIEGO, CA (KPLR) – Exactly one year to the day it was deja vu for NFL fans. On January 12, 2017 the San Diego Chargers announced they were moving to Los Angeles. Just as the Rams did on January 12, 2016. FOX-2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne goes to San Diego to talk with local officials and members of the sports community. The emotions of the Chargers fan base described as “enraged”. The process for leaving an NFL city behind […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A New Year’s tradition is coming back to Busch Stadium.The Blues and Blackhawks will play at Busch Stadium for the NHL’s Winter Classic on January 2nd, 2017. The official announcement was made Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Members of the Blues, Blackhawks, and Cardinals management delivered a press conference from home base. St. Louis will be the eighth franchise to host the Winter Classic. The game is usually held on Jan. 1, but the league is […]