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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A whiteboard during Venture Cafe at CIC St. Louis. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

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Kids pose on their new basketball court at KIPP Inspire Academy (Photo courtesy KIPP Inspire Academy)

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ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the exterior of the Scottrade Center prior to a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche on November 14, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Avalanche 7-3. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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An outside look at the @4240 building inside the Cortex Innovation District.

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Pushup Social founder Dan Lohman
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St. Louis Start-Up Chosen for Silicon Valley Accelerator Program

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Y Combinator president Sam Altman (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

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FERGUSON, MO - MARCH 12: Police block off an area on South Florissant Road outside the Ferguson Police Department on March12, 2015 in Ferguson, MO. Two police officers were shot and wounded in front of the Ferguson Police department overnight as protestors gathered after the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Both officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries but were reported to be concious. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center president Jim Carrington gives Sen. Claire McCaskill D-Mo, a tour of a labratory at the facility in Creve Coeur, Missouri on August 31, 2015. McCaskill is on a 15 site visit to argicutural facilities acrss the strate of Missouri.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

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