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.


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

St. Louis County Wants Innovation District for Plant Scientists

Local boosters boast that the region has more plant science Ph.D.s than anywhere else in the world.


Sump Coffee's Scott Carey (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Sump Coffee Brews New Technology

KMOX’s Michael Calhoun got some tips on how to brew up the perfect cup of coffee


Senator Claire McCaskill votes in her home district of Kirkwood, Missouri

Sen. McCaskill Live Tweets Her Visit to Jury Duty, Including TV Remote Disagreements

Claire McCaskill decided to live tweet what she hoped would be a short journey through the St. Louis County jury pool on Monday.


Protesters march the streets of Clayton on August 12, 2014, expressing their distrust of the investigation into Michael Brown's death. (File photo/Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

‘Chronicle Ferguson’ Aims to Corral Thousands of Photos

“Images get lost in the feed pretty quickly,” Santiago Bianco explains.


A discarded Rams jersey hangs on the fence at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on January 13, 2016. (Photo Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Post-Rams St. Louis Should Focus on ‘Entrepreneurial Renaissance’

The region needs to double-down on supporting the city’s “entrepreneurial renaissance”


Urban Chestnut brewmaster Florian Kuplent (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Urban Chestnut Plans New St. Louis Brewery for Experimental Beers

Urban Chestnut, one of St. Louis’ top craft breweries, is opening what’s dubbed “The Urban Research Brewery.”


Petitioners make their case for holding a Mardi Gras celebration this year. (Photo via STL Mardi Gras Twitter)

LISTEN: Not-So-Close Vote Ensures Another Year of Soulard Mardi Gras

On the 12th night after Christmas, the Mardi Gras Inc. board of directors hears petitions from the people, urging board members to approve another year of revelry.


Contegix CEO Matthew Porter
(Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

St. Louis CEO Says Kroenke’s ‘Showmanship’ is Misguided

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St. Louis Ranks High – Again – As a Start-Up City

San Francisco analytics firm DataFox did the compilation, which notches Cambridge, Mass. at the top. St. Louis comes in at No. 9.


(KMOX file photo)

Comprehensive Plan to Stem St. Louis Crime Announced

Alderman Antonio French says he and Mayor Francis Slay have come to agreement on a comprehensive plan to lower crime.




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