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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A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Vatican’s Seemingly New Openness Toward Gays Welcomed by Local LGBT Catholics

Local gay and lesbian Catholics say there’s a stunning new tone coming from bishops concerning homosexuals during the Vatican Synod of Bishops meeting on the family now underway in Rome.

10/15/2014

Curators and radiologists examine the mummy of Pet-Menekh on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Washington University Medical Center campus in St. Louis. From left are Lisa Çakmak, assistant curator of ancient art at Saint Louis Art Museum; Karen Butler, assistant curator of Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Dr. Sanjeev Bhalla, professor of radiology and chief of cardiothoracic imaging at Washington University School of Medicine; and Dr. Vincent Mellnick, a Washington University radiologist. Pet-Menekh was scanned in a computerized tomography (CT) scanner at the medical center. Pet-Menekh, a male believed to have lived during the 4th or 3rd century B.C., belongs to the Kemper Art Museum but is on permanent loan to the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mummy was one of three mummies scanned at the medical center Sunday. (Robert Boston)

St. Louis Art Museum’s Mummies Get CT Scans

Three Egyptian mummies – dating back to between 300 and 1300 BC – received CT scans from Washington University radiologists.

10/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Workers with the union 32BJ, many of them airline cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and wheelchair attendants, participate in a class on how to better protect themselves from infectious diseases in the wake of increased concerns around the Ebola virus on October 9, 2014 in New York City. The infectious disease training classes will be ongoing and teach members how to wear protective clothing and to safely handle potentially harmful body fluids they may come in contact with. It was announced on Wednesday that five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Health Official: ‘We Are Prepared for a Possible Ebola Patient in Missouri’

Missouri health department director says there’s probably a little bit of an overreaction from the public, but it’s better to be prepared.

10/10/2014

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Three Cases of Possible Enterovirus at St. Louis Hospital

It was first seen in Denver, and now it has begun showing up here: muscle weakness or possible paralysis in children that may be linked to enterovirus.

10/07/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Hospitals On the Watch for Possible Ebola-like Cases

On guard. That’s how a local physician says all hospitals are right now in light of the most recent Ebola case in the Dallas area.

10/03/2014

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County Health Department Calls for Further Study of Health Problems in Coldwater Creek Area

Coldwater Creek was contaminated with nuclear waste after World War II.

09/26/2014

File photo of a needle being filled with a vaccine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SLU Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

While many go about getting that annual flu shot, researchers at St. Louis University are looking for ways to improve the protection the vaccines give.

09/25/2014

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Columbia, Mo. Is 15th Fastest Growing City in U.S.

Where does St. Louis rank?

09/25/2014

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Teens’ Genetic Protection Against Alcoholism Can Lessen Depending on Friends

Washington University researchers find a teen’s genetic protection against alcoholism can lessen, depending on whom they hang out with.

09/24/2014

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Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the Church

Three-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.

09/23/2014

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