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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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 protest outside Hardee's on Hampton at I-44. Workers are demanding $15 an hour. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

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

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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 and Metro bus near Union Station (KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

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

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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

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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

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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

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