Brett Blume

brett blume1 Brett BlumeBrett Blume has been employed as a News Reporter at KMOX since September 2002.

Brett is a life-long resident of the St. Louis area, having grown up in a neighborhood in Bridgeton that now lies underneath the new Lambert Airport runway.

His family moved to Troy, Illinois when Brett was 14, and he graduated from Triad High School.

He attended SIU-Edwardsville, and shortly after receiving a Mass Communications degree in 1986, Brett began working at a series of ever-larger radio stations, bouncing around the St. Louis area and southern Illinois.

He has worked in St. Louis for several years, and prior to KMOX he was a reporter for the local Public Radio station, KWMU.

Brett married the former Kathy Crowe of Mascoutah, Illinois in May, 1990. Their only son, Devin Charles Blume, was born Feb. 6, 1998. The Blumes currently live near Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Popping the Bubbly Incorrectly Could Cause Devastating Injuries

The American Academy of Opthalmology warns that champagne corks are backed by 90 pounds of pressure per square-inch and can shoot out at 50 miles per hour.

12/31/2014

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St. Louis Woman Shot After She Wakes to Find Home Intruder

A 26-year-old woman was asleep at her home in the 4200 block of Farlin Avenue when she awoke just before midnight to find an intruder inside her home.

12/30/2014

Shirley Knehans (Photo courtesy of the Hazelwood Police Department)

Hazelwood Woman Reported Missing

Hazelwood police say they need help locating a woman reported missing since late Sunday night.

12/29/2014

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Two Air-Lifted to Hospital After Jefferson County House Fire

Two people were air-lifted to the hospital after a fire leveled their Jefferson County home this morning.

12/29/2014

Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins: This can't be compared to Ferguson, NYC deaths. We'll use video to investigate.  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Berkeley Mayor: Surveillance Video Strong Evidence Officer Fired in Self-Defense

Berkeley mayor Theodore Hoskins is hoping to avert the kind of street violence that he saw in neighboring Ferguson just a few months ago.

12/24/2014

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Happy Festivus!

If you’ve had it with all the commercialism surrounding the holidays, Dec. 23 – known as Festivus – is the day for you.

12/23/2014

Jennings students listen intently as St. Louis County Police Department Lt. Col. Troy Doyle answers their questions. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Jennings School District Students March to City Hall with Demands

Part protest, part civics lesson this morning for more than 100 students from the Jennings School District.

12/11/2014

KMOX file photo.

Another Killing in St. Louis Area Involving Hammer

St. Louis County police were called to a home in the 3800 block of Melba Place early Tuesday for a report of a disturbance made by a woman who said her two sons were arguing before she fled the home in fear.

12/10/2014

Jim Weber of the St. Louis Fire Department (L) takes a punch to the face while delivering one to the head of Will Smith of the Illinois State Police, during the first round of the annual Guns and Hoses boxing match at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 23, 2011. Guns and Hoses rasies money for the Backstoppers, an organization that assists families of firefighters and policemen killed in the line of duty. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Event Rescheduled

Guns ‘N Hoses was set for the night before Thanksgiving, but was postponed over concerns of Ferguson-related violence.

12/09/2014

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Ferguson ‘Starting to Heal,’ Soon to Shed Plywood-Covered Windows

The Missouri History Museum is working to preserve the art that sprung up on plywood meant to protect storefronts or cover damage from Ferguson unrest.

12/08/2014

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