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.

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


Recent Articles
  • Pujols returns to Busch Stadium this weekend, but he never really left St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The last time he played at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals won their 11th World Series title. For the first time in eight years, Albert Pujols makes his return to St. Louis this weekend. And even though he’s with Los Angeles, Pujols is still making a difference off the field in St. Louis.

  • US Women’s Soccer Team in World Cup tune-up at Busch Stadium tonight

    ST. LOUIS – More than 30,000 people are expected to watch the US Women’s National Soccer Team face New Zealand Thursday night at Busch Stadium. It’s the penultimate game for the Americans before the 2019 World Cup in France. The US beat New Zealand four years ago at Busch in front of a record crowd of nearly 36,000.

  • Blues head to playoffs for 42nd time; tickets go on sale Thursday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 42nd time in franchise history, and fans hit the box office Thursday looking to score some seats. In January, the playoffs seemed like a far reach for the Blues, and now they get a shot. Fox2’s Zac Choate caught up with two fans who will experience the playoffs for the first time this year.

  • St. Louis hosts chess championship for 11th consecutive year

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 2019 United States Chess Championships are in full swing and St. Louis is hosting the tournament for the 11th consecutive year. St. Louis is considered to be the “chess capital of the United States” and every year the best of the best head to the St. Louis Chess Club in hopes of winning a national title and nearly $2,000.

  • Zac Choate shares difficulty as parent going through potty training

    ST. LOUIS – Getting a good night’s sleep is tough for parents with young kids. What is also tough is potting training. FOX 2’s Zac Choate is in the thick of it. He spoke with a pediatrician in search of helping other parents.

  • Saint Louis FC home opener is March 9

    ST. LOUIS – The home opener for Saint Louis FC is March 9. Soccer’s been a hot topic around here as the city tries to land an MLS franchise but the team that’s here now is just as important.

  • Blues super fan turns basement into ultimate viewing room

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues were riding a seven-game winning streak heading into Thursday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes As Fox 2’s Zac Choate explains, an O’Fallon, Missouri native and Blues super fan gets to watch the games from his dream basement.

  • Ladue football program recognized by national publication MaxPreps

    LADUE, Mo. – Certainly a season to remember for Ladue football after they have gone 15 and 0. The national publication ‘MaxPreps’ took notice. Their tour of champions, presented by the Army National Guard, made a stop Thursday morning at the high school.

  • Inaugural high school girls wrestling state championship to start next weekend

    ST. LOUIS – The first-ever high school girls wrestling championships are about to begin in Missouri but not without some controversy. Zac Choate reports.

  • New Athens man wins silver medal at Winter X Games

    NEW ATHENS, Ill. – Tyler Brandenburger had his right leg amputated in 2015 after a motocross accident. Just recently, the New Athens, Illinois native competed in the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, winning the silver medal in the adaptive Snow BikeCross event. Sports reporter Zac Choate has more.

  • Busch Stadium getting new lighting system ahead of 2019 season

    ST. LOUIS – Busch Stadium will have a new, state-of-the-art lighting system ready for the upcoming season. The multi-million dollar project began in November 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-March. Some might wonder: Busch Stadium III opened in 2006; why are we changing the lights? “Technology has evolved so much. With this system we’re getting…we’re gonna have the most advanced lighting in outdoor sports,” said Joe Abernathy, Cardinals vice president of facility planning. The old lights have to be changed […]

  • 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.

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