Bill Reker

bill reker 1 Bill RekerBill Reker re-joined KMOX in September of 1995. His duties at the station include anchoring the evening and nighttime newscasts. A veteran in the broadcast industry, Bill brings experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the KMOX news team.

Bill got started in radio in high school doing play by play for high school football, for a small station. From there he served as News Anchor at station WINZ, Miami, Oklahoma City, and KOMO, Seattle. Bill also served as News Director, Morning Anchor and Reporter for WIBV for nearly five years.

Bill has won numerous awards for his reporting including “Radio Festival of New York” GOLD award for a feature on mentally disabled children.

Bill is married with two daughters and lives in the Metro East. Bill is also active in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.”

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Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on October, 11 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Civil rights organizations, protest groups and people from around the country were protesting the August 9 shooting of Brown, 18, which involved Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the suburban town of Ferguson near St. Louis.  Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images

Officer Who Called Protestor’s Boss Fully Backed By Union

A police officer has the same right to free speech as any protestor – that’s the defense voiced by the police union for an officer who called a protestor’s boss.

10/17/2014

KMOX file photo.

Guardrail Injuries, Deaths Spark Investigation

Missouri asked for a study after it was charged in some lawsuits around the country claiming a newer version of the guardrail doesn’t absorb as much impact.

10/09/2014

Voluteers help the owners of Sam's Meat Market clean up after their business was looted during another night of rioting following protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Looters ransacked several businesses for several hours as police held a position nearby with military grade weapons and armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place almost nightly in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Some Ferguson Businesses Staying Put, Others Not Sure

With the reports of stores closing or vowing to stay open in Ferguson, who are you to believe?

09/26/2014

Photo: Getty Images

Committees Recommend All Missouri’s Non-Partisan Judges be Retained

Committees representing the state Bar Association are recommending all 50 of Missouri’s non-partisan judges be retained in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.

09/25/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Cancers Occur at Higher Rate Along Cold Water Creek

People who live near Cold Water Creek in North St. Louis County have a higher rate of cancers than the rest of the state, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Cancer Registry.

09/24/2014

Illinois House of Representatives (KMOX file photo)

Mike Bost Says TV Ad Using Rant Isn’t Hurting Campaign – It May Be Helping

Illinois Congressional candidate Mike Bost’s oposition is using his rant on the Illinois House floor in their TV ad, but is it hindering or helping Bost?

09/23/2014

Photo courtesy of Change.org

Calls Renewed for Clemency for Man Serving Life for Marijuana Possession

Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison without parole after his third felony marijuana conviction in 1993.

09/23/2014

Booking photo of Phillip Brock.

School Principal Charged With Sexual Contact With Student

Phillip Brock, 37, is jailed on a half million dollars bond.

09/19/2014

State Rep. Rick Stream of Kirkwood wins the Republican primary for St. Louis County Executive. He vows to run a positive campaign. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Rick Stream Distancing Himself from Campaign Troubles of Opponent

Republican Rick Stream says he wants to “stay outside of the fray” when it comes to his opponent’s political troubles in North St. Louis County.

09/18/2014

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned to riots and looting on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police May Not See Reimbursement from State for Work in Ferguson

It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.

09/17/2014

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