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Bob Hamilton

bob hamilton1 Bob HamiltonVeteran KMOX news anchor, Bob Hamilton, started at KMOX in 1982. Before joining KMOX, Bob worked as a reporter and feature writer for the Washington Missourian and as a news anchor at the KSD Radio AM/FM and KSD-TV.

Today, Bob’s duties at KMOX include anchoring, writing and editing news stories. Bob is a familiar voice to many in the Midwest because of his distinctive voice and anchoring style. Bob’s superior journalistic skill has won numerous awards for his news series on organized crime’s connection to the local illegal drug trade. A veteran at reporting local election returns, Bob, a political scientist by training, is known for being among the first to predict a candidate or an issue as a winner in an election.

In addition to working as a news anchor, Bob often participates in the set-up and coordination process for new organizations whose purpose is to benefit and serve the public. Operation Nightwatch and Effort for AIDS are just two organizations that Bob helped coordinate and support.

A mentor to scores of interns at KMOX over the years, Bob has been Senior Adjunct Lecturer on the faculty of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His civic activities include membership on the board of directors of the Transport Museum Association and the financial support arm of the St. Louis County’s Museum of Transportation. Bob is also a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Education Association, the National Trust for Scotland, the Radio Society of Great Britain, and dozens of St. Louis area civic organizations.


American Ninja Warrior set up in downtown St. Louis on April 13, 2014 (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

NBC-TV Show Shooting Downtown

A future episode of American Ninja Warrior was taped on the lot just south of Soldiers Memorial.



Missouri Legislative Leaders Support Limited Medical Marijuana

Some Missouri state legislators are talking about decriminalizing marijuana—at least medical marijuana, on a very limited basis.



U of I Recruiting Rural Students

The university is now offering scholarships to high-achieving students from rural counties.


Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat

St. Clair County Declares Open Burn Ban

With brush fires a problem the past few weeks, open burning is now banned in St. Clair County.


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Nose Numb And Leaky? Could This Be Why?

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The chance for snow is over but, just when it finally seems safe to go outside—something smaller than snow is ready to make us miserable all over again. Health officials say tree [...]


Thousands turned out in green to watch the St. Patricks Day Parade in downtown St. Louis on March 17, 2012. Photo: KMOX/Brad Choat

Sunny Sky For St. Pat’s Day

As if Saturday’s downtown St. Patrick’s Parade wasn’t enough, here’s another one.


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College Student Slain In St. Louis

A 20-year-old college student has been shot to death in south St. Louis early Saturday.


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Snowfall Downgraded But Now It’s Back To Bitter Cold

What had been a Winter Storm Warning has been downgraded to a Winter Storm Advisory.



Suspended Super Meeting Accusers

Embattled Ferguson-Florissant school superintendent Art McCoy is scheduled to have his day in front of the district’s school board.


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Quinn Hiring

Illinois Governor Quinn is ramping up his re-election campaign. Quinn’s campaign over the weekend hired Illinois native Bill Hyers as chief strategist. Hyers most recently managed Bill de Blasio’s successful campaign for mayor of New York.