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.

Contact

A file photo of the old canal bridge on I-270 in Madison County, Illinois. (Kimberli Green photo)

Old Canal Bridge Coming Down Soon

The Illinois Department of Transportation is making plans for a bridge demolition in Madison County.

12/16/2014

Florists Kim Brannan and Jenny Thomasson outside the White House. (Kim Brannan)

Florissant Florists Decorate White House for Christmas

A mother-daughter duo of St. Louis area florists can say they’ve done something few others have.

12/08/2014

Country singer Garth Brooks performs on Opening Night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 4, 2014. Brooks will play four concerts in four nights in St. Louis.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Garth Brooks Sponsors Local Hockey Camp for Boys and Girls Club

Country music superstar Garth Brooks traded his cowboy hat for a pair of ice skates Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.

12/07/2014

Members of the NAACP and their supporters start out for the first day of Journey for Justice, a seven-day 120-mile march from the Canfield Green apartments where Michael Brown was killed to the Governor's mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Was NAACP Bus Window Shot Out in Rosebud?

The Gasconade County Sheriff is questioning media reports of an NAACP bus window being shot out in the small town of Rosebud, Missouri.

12/06/2014

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

police-lights4

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

Photo: Getty/MANDEL NGAN

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

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,366 other followers