Brett Blume

Brett Blume has been employed as a news reporter at KMOX since September 2002.

 Brett Blume

(Emily Lucarz Photography)

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 St. Louis Lambert International 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.

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

Brett married the former Kathleen Crowe of Mascoutah, Illinois, in May 1990. Their son, Devin Charles Blume, was born Feb. 6, 1998.

The Blumes currently live near Edwardsville, Illinois.

Quick Questions with Brett

Favorite restaurant? Lion’s Choice
Favorite St. Louis attraction? Missouri Botanical Garden
Favorite music? 70s and 80s Rock ‘n’ Roll
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Jamaica
Person who made the most impact on you? Mom and Dad
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be? Car, house, family photo
If you are not at work, you’re probably doing what? Sleeping
If you won the lottery, what would you do? Retire and travel the world
If you could interview one person, who would that be? Film director James Cameron
What is your strongest personal quality? Good listener

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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

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

Stolen Firearms Suspects Caught Before Guns Sold to Ferguson Protesters

Two individuals were caught on tape making three trips to eventually remove nearly 40 firearms – including dozens of pistols, several rifles and one shotgun, plus 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

12/05/2014

Fast-Food Employees Demand Minimum Wage Increase

Fast-food workers are walking out from behind the counter and onto the sidewalks to intensify their demands, including here in St. Louis.

12/04/2014

UPDATED: 6 Shot, One Critically Hurt in South St. Louis Bar Shootout

The shootout began with three suspects looking to hold up Pooh’s Corner on Virginia Ave.

12/03/2014

MetroLink Down in Metro East After Car Hits Utility Pole

Repairs to take most of the day and could stretch into evening rush hour, according to MetroLink spokesperson.

11/24/2014

Director of Judicial Administration: Judge Has Made No Agreement to Release Evidence to Public

There is some confusion about what evidence – if any – against police officer Darren Wilson will be made public.

11/24/2014

Safeguards in Place to Protect Identity of Jurors in Ferguson Case

Washington University law professor Peter Joy says despite safeguards, no system is 100 percent fool-proof.

11/21/2014

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

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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