Fred Bodimer joined KMOX in 1982 after graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Journalism. He is the health and religion editor for KMOX, and Executive Producer for The Mark Reardon Show, Total Information PM, and Total Information AM Saturday.
Over the past three decades at KMOX, Fred has interviewed the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Cardinal Justin Kigali, and coordinated the station’s award-wining coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis in 1999. He is also the religion editor for CBS News, and for 15 years, Fred wrote, produced, and anchored AP Radio’s World of Religion syndicated weekly news program.
Fred anchors the regular features Health Checkup, 60 Seconds to Better Health, The Week in Religion, Report on Religion and The Week in Health.
During his time at KMOX, Fred has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding continuous coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, a Wilbur Award, an Angel Award, and a Missouri Broadcasters Award for best religion news coverage.
Over the years, Fred has produced for some of KMOX’s legendary names, including Anne Keefe and Bob Hardy.
Quick Questions with Fred
Favorite restaurant? Pho Grand
Favorite St. Louis attraction? Busch Stadium
Favorite music? Anything alternative: The Neighbourhood, Sir Sly, Olivver the Kid, City and Color, Lana Del Rey, Iron and Wine, The XX
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Anywhere with my family, hopefully somewhere with a beach. I prefer hot to cold.
Person who made the most impact on you? Former KMOX talk show host Anne Keefe
If you are not at work, you’re probably doing what? Hanging out with my family or watching a sporting event
If you won the lottery, what would you do? Travel, travel, travel
If you could interview one person, who would that be? Pope Francis
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