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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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Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke walks on St Peter's square after a cardinals' meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Four Americans to be Ordained by Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke

With the permission of current St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke will ordain four men into the sacred priesthood of the Institute of Christ the King Sovreign at St. Francis de Sales Oratory on Gravois in South St. Louis.

08/05/2014

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)

Expert: Experimental Ebola Serum Needs to Be Tested

A local infectious diseases specialist is closely following the progress of the two Americans who were given an experimental Ebola serum before being brought back to the United States.

08/05/2014

A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry. A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said on July 24. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river in that country. AFP PHOTO / CELLOU BINANI        (Photo credit should read CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is ‘Very Low,’ Expert Says

The Ebola outbreak in Africa is worsening, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a special warning. But how likely is this deadly disease to show up in the U.S. or in St. Louis?

07/31/2014

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Identifying Remains of Malaysian Airliner Victims Could Take Months

Forensic pathologists in The Netherlands have spent the weekend attempting to identify the remains of victims from the crash of the Malaysian Airliner. It’s a grim task, with charred remains degrading the quality of the DNA, and experts say it may take weeks if not months to complete the job.

07/28/2014

Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Postponing Chronic Disease Development Means Less Time Spent Sick

Washington University researchers say changing how medical care is delivered could help prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend the total number of years we remain healthy.

07/24/2014

Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

St. Louis Ranks Seventh Best Metro Area for Recreation

St. Louis ranks seventh out of 100 of the largest metro areas studied by personal finance website WalletHub.com for its list of 2014’s best and worst cities for recreation.

07/24/2014

Photo: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

STUDY: Younger Women Hospitalized Longer, Have Worse Outcomes After Heart Attacks

Thirty thousand women in the U.S. are hospitalized each year due to heart attacks, with women between ages 30 and 54 being hospitalized longer and with worse outcomes than men of the same age.

07/23/2014

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Missouri’s Lack of Prescription Drug Database Opens Doors for Abuse

Missouri is the only state in the nation that has not agreed to set up a prescription drug database, which would be used to identify and track those who acquire excess painkiller or tranquilizer prescriptions.

07/23/2014

Photo: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

STUDY: Patients Less Likely to Take Generic Drug if Looks Different from Name-Brand

A new study finds one out of three patients falsely believes their new generic pill isn’t as effective as the name-brand medication if it has a different shape or color.

07/22/2014

Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Electronics May Cause Skin Reaction in Those Allergic to Nickel

Do you have an unexplained rash that doesn’t go away? Check your electronics.

07/22/2014

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