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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Wash U. alumni in the Bay Area are introduced to the leaders of several St. Louis tech start-ups. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Wash U. Asks Bay Area Alumni to Give Home a Second Look

The alumni were introduced to the founders of 21 local start-ups, ranging from bio-science research companies to a video game software firm.

09/11/2014

Chris Motley pitches his start-up, Better Weekdays, aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on Sept. 9, 2014.

Passengers Applaud St. Louis Start-ups’ ‘Plane Pitches’

Passengers on Southwest Airlines’ inaugural non-stop flight to San Francisco heard pitches from five of St. Louis’ most promising start-ups, then cheered for which they’d rather invest in.

09/10/2014

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St. Louis Tech Scene Flying High on New San Francisco Route

To celebrate, leaders from 21 St. Louis-based tech and biotech start-ups are filling the inaugural flight (WN2111) at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

09/08/2014

Charlie Dooley speaks to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership's annual luncheon. (Photo via HEC-TV)

Dooley Apologizes on Ferguson: “This Happened On My Watch”

A major address on Ferguson, Missouri, today, from St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley: “I want to apologize to this community. This happened on my watch, and I take it very seriously.”

09/04/2014

Police guard a Quick Trip gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown turned to riots and looting on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Centene Pledges As Many As 200 Jobs for Ferguson

Centene Corporation has announced plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, in the wake of weeks of unrest following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

09/02/2014

A view of the July finishing work inside United Provisions. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

United Provisions, a Grocery in the Loop, About a Week From Opening

The Delmar Loop is about a week away from getting a grocery store, a 24-hour peacock-themed diner by Joe Edwards and more apartments as part of an $80 million Washington University development.

08/01/2014

The infamous Joe Kelly dance. (via YouTube)

Ten Times Joe Kelly Made Us Laugh

Joe Kelly’s trade to the Boston Red Sox was just as much a shock to him as it was to Cardinal Nation.

07/31/2014

St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission members at their meeting on July 22, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Taxicab Commission Clears Way for Uber; Lyft Trial Delayed

Uber, the highly anticipated, app-based ride service, got most — but not all — of what it wanted from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.

07/22/2014

All of the candidates for County Executive sit before a crowded room in Florissant. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

RAW: County Executive Candidates Speak for Themselves

Each candidate was given one minute to respond to a question from the League of Women Voters moderator.

07/17/2014

Candidates for St. Louis County Executive prepare for a forum on July 17, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

County Executive Candidates Spar

Every challenger promised to do some form of audit of county government.

07/17/2014

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