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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 and their two boys, Zac and Zane, plus hang out with their long-haired dachshund, The Duke.

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Recent Articles
  • Disabled athletes celebrated at local sports extravaganza

    ST. LOUIS – A first-of-its-kind sports extravaganza is being called a major success. Dozens of members of the Disabled Athlete Sports Association took part in the event. As Fox 2’s Zac Choate explains, it brings awareness to the number of activities for disabled athletes.

  • After dismal 2017 season, Roosevelt High School posts amazing turnaround

    ST. LOUIS – Perseverance pays off for a local high school football team. At one point last year, Roosevelt High School only had one uniform — a rules violation in Missouri. The school also didn’t have a weight room for its student-athletes. Fox 2/KPLR 11’s Zac Choate shows us how, with some help along the way, the team went from 1-9 last year to winning a conference title.

  • Coleman, Lankford and Brecheen inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame

    ST. LOUIS – Ballpark Village was packed Saturday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals inducted 3 new members in the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Vince Coleman and Ray Lankford were voted in by fans. Harry Brecheen was selected by a red-ribbon panel. Brecheen had a 0.83 era in World Series play. Coleman stole 110 stolen bases in his rookie year, a rookie record that still stands. Lankford had five seasons with at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases, ranking […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]