Michael Calhoun

calhoun Michael CalhounA native St. Louisan, Michael Calhoun grew up listening to the Voice of St. Louis.

During his high school years, Michael produced several nationally award-winning video documentaries, including one on the extensive influence and history of KMOX Radio. He interviewed such notables as Bob Costas and Dan Dierdorf and Sen. John Danforth.

In September 2003, Michael joined the staff of KFRU-AM/Columbia as reporter and news anchor. While there, he was honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for his reporting on the controversy surrounding the naming of the University of Missouri’s new basketball arena — reporting which was also featured on the ABC Radio Network.

Michael came to KMOX in the fall of 2006. During his time in the newsroom, he’s covered such important stories as the death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock, historic flooding on the Mississippi and Meramec Rivers, two presidential elections, the sale of Anheuser-Busch and baseball’s 2009 All-Star Game and 2011 World Series.

In August and September of 2008, Michael spent a week embedded with Missouri National Guard soldiers in Louisiana during and after Hurricane Gustav. Ask him about riding in a Humvee and eating MREs (better yet, don’t).

His work during the Kirkwood city hall shootings informed not only KMOX listeners, but those tuned into radio networks such as CBS, CNN and the Missourinet. KMOX’s coverage of that tragedy was recognized both by the Missouri Broadcasters Association and with a national Edward R. Murrow award. The station’s continuing coverage of severe flooding also earned a national Murrow.

Michael was one of the first St. Louis-area journalists to embrace Twitter.

During his free time, Michael enjoys keeping up to date on local politics, playing the violin in a local orchestra and volunteering as an instructor for the American Red Cross and as a judge for the National History Day in Missouri’s documentary competition.

He’s a graduate of Parkway West High School, attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and has an undergraduate degree from Lindenwood University.

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An 1880s tavern, re-created inside Anheuser-Busch's Old Schoolhouse museum, includes a life-sized side of a refrigerated train car. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Anheuser-Busch Highlights St. Louis Legacy in New Museum

The museum, which includes 400 objects, or about 10 percent of the brewery’s collection of historical items, opens Monday as part of expanded tour offering.

03/09/2015

"The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show" at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 17, 2014 -- Pictured: Best in Show, Miss P the 15" Beagle -- (Photo by: Dave Kotinsky/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Westminster ‘Best in Show’ Has St. Louis Connections

You could say St. Louis-based Purina’s Pro Plan dog food is the breakfast of canine champions.

02/18/2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers health physicist Jon Rankins talks about Coldwater Creek at a meeting on January 30, 2015. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Army Corps of Engineers Seeks to Soothe Coldwater Creek Concerns

The big question asked by several: Why aren’t there signs, warning children and others to steer clear of the creek?

01/30/2015

Candidates for Ferguson-Florissant superintendent: Joseph Davis (L) and Bryan Davis. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Finalists for Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent See Opportunity

For out-of-towners, it might seem like a daunting task given the national headlines from Ferguson.

01/30/2015

Laclede's Landing MetroLink station (Photo via mtram.mashke.org/Yury Maller)

Metro Transit’s Old Laclede’s Landing Building Could Turn Residential

Metro’s parent, the Bi-State Development Agency, is moving west to downtown’s Metropolitan Square building.

01/30/2015

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul stands in front of the now-vacant Best Buy on Manchester Rd. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Ellisville Gets New Stores to Fill Its Empty Buildings

The K-mart which closed last year at Clarkson and Manchester Rds. will be replaced with Sports Authority, Michaels and Party City.

01/23/2015

A lone piece of plywood remains at Café Natasha on South Grand on January 23, 2015. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

South Grand Wonders What Happens if No Federal Ferguson Charges

Natasha Bahrami hopes for continued quiet, although she says she’s still “hyperaware,” especially after reports that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson might not face any federal civil rights charges.

01/23/2015

(Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Get Ready: St. Louis NFL Stadium Plans to be Unveiled Today

The task force appointed by Gov. Nixon to investigate stadium options for the St. Louis Rams will hold a news conference at noon today. Sources say the event will be at Union Station and officials will outline and show plans for a new stadium.

01/08/2015

juristat

Local Start-up Juristat Raises $1.2 Million

Start-up describes itself as ‘sabremetrics for lawyers.’

01/05/2015

A memorial to Michael Brown on Canfield Dr. after it was rebuilt on Dec. 26, 2014. (Photo: Brett Blume/KMOX)

UPDATE: Ferguson Police Spokesman Denies Calling Memorial “Pile of Trash”

Ferguson protesters mobilized overnight to rebuild the memorial to Michael Brown, after a car ran over it.

12/26/2014

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