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
The driver has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The respiratory illness plaguing the Midwest brought nearly 450 kids in for treatment recently at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Redditt Hudson says he was disillusioned with the criminal justice process and the way race impacts it.
One of Granite City’s landmark buildings is ready for its public re-introduction.
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.
The challenger to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary is reacting to accusations of “push polling” by the Dooley campaign. The Missouri Political News Service reported Saturday that it obtained a copy of a script for calls out to county residents that suggests candidate Steve Stenger defends sex trafficking.
Police in Jersey County, Ill., say a female passenger was killed Friday morning when the driver of a car suffered a medical problem.
Deputy director of claims for the American Legion’s national office Zachary Hearn says the Saint Louis crisis center helped about 175 veterans get medical appointments or file disability claims during the week.
The creator of American Top 40, Casey Kasem, died Sunday at the age of 82.
International police recently busted two large computer-hacking networks, finding more than a million infected computers around the globe.