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 http://www.patrickclark.tv.
ST. LOUIS – Construction of the new 200-foot tall observation wheel is well underway downtown at Union Station. First built in 1894, St. Louis Union Station was the biggest and busiest train terminal in the country. Now, the new St. Louis Wheel will light up the Gateway City skyline next to it. Some of the latest attractions coming here to Union Station include an 18-hole mini golf course, a carousel, new restaurants, and the St. Louis Wheel. Bob O’Loughlin, CEO […]
ST. LOUIS – Wednesday’s heat and humidity made for one of the hottest days of the year so far. But the intense summer heat and thunderstorms did not stop some St. Louisans from getting some exercise and outdoor fun in Forest Park. Whether golfing, riding a bicycle, running, or any outdoor activity, people are dealing with degrees of heat in their own ways. Outside of our Fox 2/News 11 meteorologists, the golf pros at the Highlands Golf and Tennis Center […]
HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Calling it a stay and play environment for sports families, the St. Louis Mills Mall is undergoing a transformation. When the mall first opened in 2003 there were eight anchor stores and 200 specialty stores inside “The Mills.” But now, the new POWERplex will change the way you view the defunct mall. Getting a major makeover and re-branding the power Plex plans to change the way you view this complex. The Mills will close for good August […]
GRAFTON, Ill. – With the river levels falling and the Great River Road reopening, a welcome sight north of Grafton. For the towns along the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, a flooded Highway 100 meant daily ferry crossings had to be shut down. But thanks to receding waters, the Brussels Ferry is busy after opening Friday. From Alton to Elsah to Grafton, things are slowly getting back to normal. Getting back-and-forth across the Illinois River to Calhoun County, that’s been […]
ST. LOUIS – All around the river region, they’re ready to see sparks fly and fireworks fill the sky. Whether you’re in Jefferson Barracks or up the river in Alton, there are plenty of places to see fireworks July 3. Jefferson Barracks will be rocking and rolling Wednesday when Southside Johnny takes the stage and fireworks follow. The band will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with fireworks soon after. The band will perform at the amphitheater. People can […]
ST. LOUIS – Man’s best friend is likely not fond of this week. The crackles, pops, and bangs that come with fireworks can cause a lot of anxiety in animals. “It can be a time of lots of loud noises and change in a dog’s schedule,” said Dr. Nicole Fulcher, Animal Medical Center of Mid America. “Dogs are really sensitive to noise, noises they’re not used to, and a lot of it happening all at once.” The Humane Society of […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – While you might learn your ABC`s in school, in the summertime school is out and the A`s, B`s, and O`s are missing. “We supply 80% of the local hospitals in the St. Louis region,” said Mary Jane Thomsen, Executive Director American Red Cross. “We need to have blood on the shelf for transfusions. During the summer months as you mentioned, schools aren`t in session. We get about 25% of our local blood supply from universities, […]
GRAFTON, Ill. – The city of Grafton is gearing up to get back open for business and tourists in time for Independence Day. The Fourth of July is one of the busiest weekends in Grafton, so they’re trying to get the city set up for fireworks and tourists returning to town. Volunteers will return this weekend to roll up their sleeves. Since March 29, Dan Bechtold’s specialty wood shop, Knotty by Nature, has been open for business just eight days […]
EAST ALTON, Ill. – Fox 2 first introduced you to Shirley Webb when the then 78-year-old powerlifter she joined a gym three years ago and changed her life. “When I first joined I could not climb steps unless I held on with both hands and pulled myself up,” Webb said. Now 81, Webb’s traveled all over, taking down dumbbells and taking home 17 medals. But now the gold-winning granny has hit the global scale, powerlifting her way to a world […]
CHICAGO, Ill – Illinois is the latest state getting into the recreational marijuana business. Beginning January 1, 2020, adults over 21 will be allowed to purchase pot. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker made good on a campaign promise to legalize marijuana in the Land of Lincoln. On Tuesday, the governor signed House Bill 1438. A group of bipartisan lawmakers were on hand to witness the signing, with the hope that equity and economic opportunity will begin next year. “On January 1, […]
ST. LOUIS – Clearing out and keeping Forest Park beautiful for generations to come. They were the most famous “communi-trees” in the fine arts community. For centuries, the white oak trees framed the outdoor stage. “One hundred one years ago, when they decided that this would be where the Muny would be, there was this natural amphitheater that came down to a bowl where there were these two giant oak trees and who knows how long they’d been there even,” […]
ST. LOUIS – Since the beginning of May, this town that sees red in the summer has been all about the Blues. And the stories extend beyond the hockey team. Take the blue lobster for instance. The owner of Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar on Cape Cod decided to gift a unique blue lobster to the new St. Louis Aquarium currently under construction inside Union Station. On Friday, that lobster landed in its new Midwest home. The blue lobster is […]