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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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Boeing Celebrates 100th Growler Aircraft Delivery to U.S. Navy

The 100th U.S. Navy Growler aircraft, also known as the EA-18G, rolls off the assembly line today at Boeing in St. Louis.

05/05/2014

St. Louis Police officers huddle to talk strategy before heading out on the streets after a series of shootings. Photo: KMOX

Police Officers Prepare with Active Shooter Simulation

St. Louis police officers and firefighters will participate in a real-life simulation to prepare for mass shootings in lieu of recent incidents.

04/21/2014

Photo: ADAM JAN/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Would Keep Violent Offense Suspects Out of Schools

State Representative Jay Hoffman is proposing a bill that would prevent a student with a violent offense, out of school until the legal process is completed.

04/07/2014

Rev. Nancy Wilson visits the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis on April 6, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Gay-Church Pope Visits St. Louis

Rev. Nancy Wilson says it’s inevitable that same-sex marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

04/06/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Take Back St. Louis Initiative in Court Today

The proposal would ask St. Louis residents if they want to keep the city from giving tax breaks to big energy companies and require the city to invest in an open land for renewability and sustainability initiatives.

03/31/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings at East 116th St. and Park Avenue that left at least 17 injured and a number of people are missing. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

Could a Natural Gas Explosion Happen in St. Louis?

In light of recent deadly explosions in New York and New Jersey, what kind of natural gas pipe leakage is going on here in St. Louis?

03/17/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

St. Clair County Faces Tax Increase to Renovate Jail

St. Clair County residents face a possible tax increase in efforts to renovation the county jail.

03/17/2014

Charlie Flanagan. Photo: Twitter

Irish Politician to Attend St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish politician Charlie Flanagan is visiting St. Louis for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

03/14/2014

Photo: Getty Images

Former Washington Park Official Sentenced for Forging Checks

Douglas Knowles used a forged check to buy a stove for his home.

03/14/2014

Omar Vazquez. Photo: Kirkwood Police Department

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Kirkwood Hit-and-Run

43-year-old Omar Vazquez is charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident—a Class “D” felony.

03/14/2014

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