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 – 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 […]
CANTON, OH (KTVI) – It’s Hall Of Fame Weekend for Some St. Louis favorites. Rams offensive tackle Orlando Pace and Granite City’s Kevin Greene are being inducted. FOX 2’S Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne is in Canton, Ohio for the big event. More information: http://www.profootballhof.com/
CHAMPAIGN, IL (KPLR)- It’s official. “They will win.” Former NFL coach Lovie Smith has been named the new head football coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will replace Bill Cubit, who was fired Saturday after one season in charge at the university. Director of Athletics, Josh Whitman, tweeted photos of himself and Smith using the hashtags #ILLINI and #WEWILLWIN. The official Illini Football Twitter account did the same. In a news release, Smith said he did not hesitate to take his […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Rams have fired offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. Assistant offensive coach Rob Boras will assume his duties. “We thank Frank for his hard work and dedication over the past four years,” said Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher in a release. “We wish him the best moving forward.” Cignetti joined the Rams in 2012. He spent three seasons as the teams quarterbacks coach. He was named offensive coordinator in February 2015. This comes after the Rams […]
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Wednesday after an incident the night before, the Rams said. The team did not say what happened to Bailey. “We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening. We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more,” […]
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – He’s been the lead announcer for FOX Sports for two decades, but when Joe Buck talks about football in St. Louis he speaks as a fan. A vocal critic of Stan Kroenke, Buck first sounded the alarms last year that the Rams owner wanted to leave for Los Angeles. FOX-2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne talks with Buck about Kroenke, the chances of the Rams staying, and dealing with critics of his own.
TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KPLR) – CBC will play for another state championship in football next week. One teammate has been savoring each win, while also embarking on a journey of his own. Drew Hessler, a junior at CBC, suffered a freak accident this past summer that left him paralyzed. But his determination to one day walk again has led to inspiration for others.
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Cardinals head to Chicago with their NLDS playoff series with the Cubs now tied at a game apiece. The Cubs winning Saturday’s Game 2 at Busch Stadium 6-3. Jaime Garcia had a throwing error as the Cardinals surrendered 5 unearned runs in the second inning. Garcia left the game after just 2 innings with the Cardinals reporting that Garcia was bothered by a stomach virus. Three Cardinal players hit home runs (Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, […]