Fred 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.
Healthgrades is out with its annual list of the best hospitals in America and three local hospitals have made the cut.
Cardiologists at Saint Louis University Hospital are now using a new mini-monitor that lets patients go about their lives while doctors keep track of their heart functions remotely.
Nearly half of electronic cigarette poisoning cases in the area involve young children.
Missouri continues to report its influenza status as widespread despite plummeting numbers of new flu cases.
Suffering from a broken heart is no joke.
Flu numbers continue to fall throughout the St. Louis area.
The mysterious stomach bug that has come up in a dozen states has spread to Illinois, but has yet to make it to Missouri.
The Wittenberg Project, an outreach project in Germany, was backed by delegates attending the national convention of the St. Louis based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
More than 350 million people are chronically infected with the virus that causes severe liver damage and many kinds of health problems including liver cancer and death.
Illinois fared slightly higher than the national average and Missouri when it came to the National Honesty Index, presented by Honest Tea.