Mark is the host of “The Mark Reardon Show” and “Total Information PM” on KMOX from 2 – 6 p.m. every weekday. A Chicago native, he moved to St. Louis in 1979 and quickly became a Cardinals fan for life after the 1982 World Series. He started in radio when he was just 15 years old and his answer to the most important question in St. Louis is: Parkway West class of 1983.
After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Mark spent the following 10 years in radio and television in Columbia, Missouri. His other radio gigs include stops at the former KSD-AM in St. Louis, WTMJ in Milwaukee and WGN in Chicago. He is a film fanatic and has been a long time film critic. Mark is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and his reviews are heard on KMOX, BXR radio in Columbia, Missouri and “Great Day St. Louis” on KMOV channel 4. He’s also a member of the Broadcast Journalist Television Association (BJTA).
He’s an avid cyclist, fisherman, hunter and is passionate about music—especially Bruce Springsteen. Mark is married and has two children, two dogs, three cats—and a very powerful vacuum.
What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
Concerts at The Pageant. Cycling in wine country. Too many restaurants to name, but favorite place to hang out is The Haven in south city.
What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
Do you have any pets?
Two dogs: KC (lab mix) and Chase (black lab)
Three cats: Lizzie (Am shorthair), Jack Jack (Tortoise shell) and Dave (Maine Coon mix, originally from New Orleans – rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)
Share one random fact.
I once sat next to Bruce Springsteen at a movie in LA. “Defending Your Life” 1990.
If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
This week Mark Reardon spoke with Jeff Kunin, the chairman of radiology at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, during the Washington University Olin Business School Executive Edge.
This week Mark spoke with Karen Dodson of Reveal Patagonia. She was born and raised in the Chicago, Illinois area and worked as a daily newspaper journalist during the early part of her career.
This week Mark Reardon spoke with Doug Villhard of Second Street during the Washington University Olin Business School Executive Edge.
Gene Dobbs Bradford is the executive director of Jazz St. Louis.
Mark Reardon: Things We Would Like To Forget From 2013
This week Mark spoke with David Peacock, formerly of Anheuser-Busch, who is now an entrepreneur and civic advocate.
St. Louis Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber talks about Thursday’s Steen poster giveaway and the team’s impressive two game win streak.
Paul Hall of Common Guy Films discusses Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid discusses what happened and what information can be at risk with the Target situation.
President of Citizens Against Government Waste Tom Schatz talks about Senator Tom Coburn’s annual book of government waste. Chris Reimer, Vice President of Social Media for Falk Harrison, Chris Reimer, discusses why Justine Sacco lost [...]