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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Will Potential Ferguson Unrest Deter Bargain Holiday Shoppers?

The on-going countdown to the Michael Brown grand jury decision coincides with the start of the holiday shopping season – so what can St. Louis-area retailers expect?

11/19/2014

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St. Louis Ranks No. 4 on ‘Most Dangerous’ Cities List

The annual list of “most dangerous” cities is out, and St. Louis is on it once again – but does not rank No. 1 as in past years.

11/12/2014

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Smartphone App that Records Police Misconduct Catching On

Introduced late last week, the ACLU’s new “Mobile Justice” app has already been downloaded up to 1,000 times, according to executive director Jeffrey Mittman.

11/11/2014

A parade goer holds a sign for those marching in the Veterans of Foreign Wars parade in St. Louis on July 22, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Three Local Veterans to be Given Keys to Refurbished Cars

Easing the path for veterans returning to their everyday lives – that’s the goal of a program offered by St. Louis-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

11/11/2014

The water in the running man statue in Kiener Plaza is running red as vendors and visitors prepare for the St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day game against the San Diego Padres in St. Louis on March 31, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Kiener Plaza Redesign Plans Open for Public Review

An open house to review the $20 million redesign plans for Kiener Plaza happens tonight from 4 to 7 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.

11/10/2014

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Man Robs 2 at ATM, Kills Himself in Elementary School Parking Lot

After a brief chase over some twisty, hilly roads, the suspect pulled onto the parking lot of Blades Elementary School on Patterson, yelled something out the window, and that’s when officers heard a single shot.

11/07/2014

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New ACLU Phone App Records Police Misconduct

“The moment you stop recording, that video is sent to the ACLU servers,” says ACLU executive director Jeffrey Mittman. “It cannot be erased. It cannot be deleted. It cannot be destroyed.”

11/06/2014

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St. Louis Seeing Less Tornadoes So Far This Year

For the St. Louis forecast area in 2014, there have been four tornadoes on the Missouri side and 11 in Illinois, for a total of 15 in the area.

11/06/2014

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MoDOT Breaks Out Snowplows for Statewide Drill

Missouri Department of Transportation crews are firing up their snowplows today, but there’s no need to panic.

11/05/2014

Community leaders gather in St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's office to talk police diversity in response to Michael Brown's death on Nov. 4, 2014. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

St. Louis Looking to Boost Minority Recruiting Efforts for Police, Firefighters

St. Louis is launching an effort to recruit and train more minorities to serve as police officers and firefighters.

11/04/2014

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