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

CDC: Missouri is Lagging Behind in Measles Vaccinations

The CDC’s Dr. Melinda Wharton says Missouri is one of 13 states to have a measles vaccination rate below 90 percent.

08/29/2014

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Report: St. Louis Mirrors U.S. in Economics

How closely does the St. Louis area mirror the nation as a whole?

08/29/2014

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Report: How Safe Are St. Louis Drivers?

The St. Louis metro area finished right about in the middle of the pack at number 105 out of 200.

08/27/2014

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Study: Electronic Cigarette Use Up 60 Percent Among Middle, High Schoolers

America’s cardiologists are growing increasingly worried about electronic cigarettes.

08/27/2014

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Extreme Heat Takes Toll on Asthma Patients

St. Louis City and County hospitals have treated 46 heat-related illnesses since last Thursday.

08/26/2014

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Death of 13-Year-Old Athlete Prompts Closer Look at Rare Heart Conditions in Teenagers

A local cardiac surgeon says the sudden death of a 13-year-old O’Fallon, Illinois boy during basketball practice last week at school is rare, but happens more often than it should.

08/25/2014

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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.

08/21/2014

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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.

08/21/2014

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

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