Reporter/editor Brad Choat joined the KMOX news team in the summer of 2006. The 1993 University of Missouri – Columbia graduate is a Metro-East native.
Brad started putting his Mizzou journalism degree to good use by first landing a reporter’s job at WBYS-AM/FM in Canton, Illinois, and later serving as talk show host and news director. He went on to spend nearly nine years as news director and morning show co-host at WJEQ-FM in Macomb, Illinois.
Brad has won numerous awards throughout his broadcasting career, including the Illinois Associated Press Newsfinder of the Year award and Best Feature honors.
When he’s not chasing down leads and interviews, Brad enjoys shuttling his two children to school, practices and meetings. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster of his son’s Boy Scout troop, and a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge and Granite City High School Band Parents Association.
Brad is married to his Granite City High School sweetheart, Stacey. The Choats love sports, music and spending time with family.
Quick Questions with Brad:
Favorite restaurant? Red Lobster
Favorite St. Louis attraction? St. Louis Cardinals baseball
Favorite music? Classic Rock
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Australia
Person who made the most impact on you? My wife. Since we began dating in high school, she has challenged me every day to be the best I can be.
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be? My two dogs and the Bible.
If you are not at work, you’re probably doing what? Housework
If you won the lottery, what would you do? Disappear
If you could interview one person, who would that be? Oprah Winfrey (I find her fascinating.)
What is your strongest personal quality? Friendliness
St. Louis is joining more than 60 cities across the country where police have set up “safe places” in an effort to reduce crime and harassment against members of the LGBTQ community.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is making plans for a bridge demolition in Madison County.
A mother-daughter duo of St. Louis area florists can say they’ve done something few others have.
Country music superstar Garth Brooks traded his cowboy hat for a pair of ice skates Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.
The Gasconade County Sheriff is questioning media reports of an NAACP bus window being shot out in the small town of Rosebud, Missouri.
Today is the day for what is being called a National March on Ferguson – a protest that organizers say will include acts of civil disobedience.
Officers say a 61-year-old woman had her purse snatched Wednesday night while getting out of her car on Blue Ridge Drive.
Major General Leslie Smith tells KMOX the military should not be viewed as a “last resort” for job seekers between the ages of 17 and 24.
Saturday’s death of one-year-old Parker Mantia in a car crash near Hawk Point has friends of his family seeking change.
McCaskill: Charter Extension For Export-Import Bank Would Be ‘Really Good News’ for Missouri Businesses
The bank provides loans, credit insurance and loan guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase American goods.