Brad Choat

brad choat Brad ChoatReporter/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 began 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 blames the St. Louis Rams’ downturn on the team abandoning Macomb as its summer training camp site).

Brad has won numerous awards during his career in broadcasting, including the Illinois Associated Press “Newsfinder of the Year” 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 a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge and cubmaster of his son’s Cub Scout pack.

Brad is married to his Granite City High School sweetheart, Stacey. The Choats love sports, music, and spending time with family.

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Police Chief Sam Dotson responds to dangerous city ranking. (KMOX file photo)

St. Louis Officers Preparing for Ferguson Crowd Downtown

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.

10/13/2014

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Police Promise Extra Patrols in Belleville After Pair of Armed Robberies

Officers say a 61-year-old woman had her purse snatched Wednesday night while getting out of her car on Blue Ridge Drive.

09/26/2014

U.S. Army Major General Leslie Smith, commanding general at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

Ft. Leonard Wood Commander Says Recruiting Remains Competitive

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.

09/22/2014

File photo of an ambulance. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Death of 1-Year-Old in Hawk Point Crash Sparks Petition for Highway Changes

Saturday’s death of one-year-old Parker Mantia in a car crash near Hawk Point has friends of his family seeking change.

09/22/2014

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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.

09/15/2014

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

15-Year-Old Struck, Killed While Waiting for School Bus

The driver has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

09/12/2014

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Symptom of Respiratory Illness Infecting Midwest Children is Asthma Attacks

The respiratory illness plaguing the Midwest brought nearly 450 kids in for treatment recently at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

09/08/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former St. Louis Police Officer Says ‘Disillusionment’ Prompted Switch to NAACP Career

Redditt Hudson says he was disillusioned with the criminal justice process and the way race impacts it.

08/25/2014

The main level customer service desk of the newly renovated Six Mile Regional Library in Granite City, Ill. (Photo courtesy of Tina Hubert)

Six Mile Regional Library Set for Reopening in Granite City

One of Granite City’s landmark buildings is ready for its public re-introduction.

08/22/2014

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State Senator: More Can Be Done to Prevent Violent Crimes by Mentally Ill

A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.

08/05/2014

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