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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Christmas-Themed Atheist Billboard Raises Eyebrows

The billboard shows a girl wearing a Santa hat writing a letter to Santa that says, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.”

12/08/2014

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Seasonal Flu Hits St. Louis Hard

In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 – more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.

12/03/2014

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Study Ranks Missouri as State with Sixth Biggest Spenders

Missouri places in the top 10 for most spending on health care, food and beverages, as well as people spending more than they make.

11/26/2014

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Are White Supremacist Groups on Their Way to Ferguson?

KMOX News looks into reports of extremist groups planning to get involved in potential Ferguson protests.

11/20/2014

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Process to Produce Hemp Oil in Mo. for Medicinal Purposes has Begun

Today kicks off a 30-day period when the Missouri Department of Agriculture will accept applications to produce hemp extract in the state.

11/03/2014

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Local Hospitals Now Have New, Tougher Ebola Care Guidelines

The revised recommendations include protective covering from head to toe and the use of a site manager to supervise the donning and removal of protective gear.

10/22/2014

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Toys R Us Taking Heat for ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Parents nationwide are upset about a new action figure on sale at Toys R Us – the Breaking Bad doll – complete with a fake bag of crystal meth.

10/21/2014

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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