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Fred Bodimer

fred bodimer1 Fred BodimerFred Bodimer joined KMOX in 1982 after graduating from the University of Missouri at Columbia, School of Journalism. Bodimer is the Health and Religion editor for KMOX News and executive news producer for The Mark Reardon Show, Total Information PM, Total Information AM Saturday and The Hancock and Kelley Show.

Over the past two decades at KMOX, Bodimer has interviewed the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Cardinal Justin Rigali and coordinated the station’s award wining coverage of Pope John Paul the Second’s visit to St. Louis in 1999. He also is the religion editor for CBS News…and for 15 years wrote, produced and anchored AP Radio’s World of Religion syndicated weekly news program. Bodimer also anchors the regular features “The Week in Religion,” “Report on Religion,” “The Week in Health” and “Sixty Seconds to Better Health.”

During his time at KMOX, Bodimer has won numerous awards including “The Edward R. Murrow” award for outstanding continuous coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, “The Wilbur Award,” “The Angel Award,” and “The Missouri Broadcasters Award” for best religion news coverage. Over the years, Bodimer has produced for some of the station’s legendary names including Anne Keefe and Bob Hardy.

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Report: Illinois Has Lower Teen Birth Rate Than Missouri

The birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 in Illinois is well below the national average.

17 hours ago

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Heat Warning in Effect Through Sunday Night

St. Louis City Health Director Pam Walker is urging residents to protect themselves against the high temperatures and humidity.

17 hours ago

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Supplied Ferguson With 2 Humvees, 1 Generator, 1 Cargo Trailer

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was asked by reporters about the extent of the supply of excess military items to police departments in Ferguson and the surrounding area.

08/20/2014

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Local Expert Speaks on Depression and Suicide

What drives a person with depression – like actor and comic Robin Williams – to commit suicide?

08/13/2014

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

LCMS Donates Thousands to Prevent Cases of Ebola

The St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod [LCMS] directs thousands of dollars in aid to fight Ebola in western Africa.

08/13/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

HPV Vaccine Prevents More Than Cervical Cancer

Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.

08/11/2014

Protests continued Monday in Ferguson. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

St. Louis Archdiocese to Hold Prayer Vigil in Ferguson

The say the purpose is to pray for all those involved in and hurting from the recent shooting in our community.

08/11/2014

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Research Finds Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Doubled in Those Age 45-64

Drug-related suicide attempts are climbing nationwide – including here in St. Louis.

08/08/2014

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Local Group Concerned by Federal Decision Not to Publicly Report Hospital Errors

A local health advocacy group is concerned about changes made by the federal government to stop publicly reporting when hospitals make life-threatening mistakes while treating patients.

08/07/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Hospitals Say They’re Ready Should Anyone Show Up With Ebola-Like Symptoms

If someone with Ebola-like symptoms shows up at a local hospital, how prepared are they to handle the potentially contagious case?

08/06/2014

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