Tom Ackerman

tom ackerman1 Tom AckermanTom Ackerman is Sports Director at KMOX, overseeing a department that serves as the flagship station for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. He is also the lead sports anchor on KMOX’s “Total Information A.M.” and a host on the Cardinals Radio Network.

In 17 years at KMOX, Ackerman has worked as a host, play-by-play announcer, anchor and reporter since beginning his career at the radio station in 1997. He’s interviewed the biggest names in sports, covering Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games and Final Fours.  He’s traveled throughout the NFL, launching his career in 1999 with his extensive coverage of the Rams’ Super Bowl title.

For the past decade, Ackerman, 39, has called college basketball play-by-play for the University of Missouri, the Missouri Valley Conference and various national contests, including Syracuse-Georgetown, Kansas-Kansas State and North Carolina-N.C. State.  He’s also handled play-by-play duties for the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Ackerman emcees dozens of area events each year, including the annual Jack Buck Sports Awards at the Missouri Athletic Club, recognizing the top sports personalities in St. Louis.  A member of the “Red Ribbon Panel” that votes on the Cardinals Hall of Fame, Ackerman is also involved in the production of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Dinner, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame induction and the Musial Awards.  Ackerman has performed as a narrator for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and a public address announcer at the Edward Jones Dome.

Active in the community, Ackerman has a passion for helping local charities, volunteering for countless organizations each year.  In 2013, Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club honored Ackerman for his role in raising funds to improve sports facilities for children in the inner city.

Ackerman is a past recipient of the Riverfront Times’ “Best Reporter” (Radio/TV) award and has been recognized and featured in the St. Louis Business Journal.

Ackerman began his broadcasting career calling play-by-play for Indiana University basketball, football, and baseball for WIUS-AM in Bloomington (1993-1997). He recently served as the delegate for Indiana University president Michael McRobbie at the Saint Louis University Presidential Inauguration.

A St. Louis native, Tom is a graduate of Indiana University and St. Louis Country Day School. He and his wife, Angie, live in St. Louis with their daughters, Erika and Audrey.

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH TOM:

What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
Attending Cardinals games with my daughters, exploring Forest Park, trying our city’s outstanding restaurants

What would you do if you weren’t in radio?

TV…or help run a professional sports franchise

Do you have any pets?
Wally, a 6-year-old Sheltie

Share one random fact.
I once caddied for Bob Knight

If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
San Diego or New York

Tom Ackerman, Chris Kerber, and Jake Allen hosting the Blues post-game

Hockey Nights in St. Louis at OB Clarks

Pizza, wings, and beer on tap sounds like a great way to end your Saturday night after a Blues game, right? KMOX and OB Clarks host a Live from the Bar: Blues Post Game following Saturday night home […]

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Head coach Kim Anderson of the Missouri Tigers appeals a call during the game against the LSU Tigers at Mizzou Arena on January 8, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

5 Questions With Mizzou Basketball Coach Kim Anderson

When Kim Anderson told me this morning that he was involved in an emergency landing during a recruiting trip, it was the start of five questions for the Missouri coach

02/12/2015

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win the World Series. (Getty Images)

Top 5: American League East Preview

For the next six weeks, Tom Ackerman will preview each of the MLB divisions and offer his predictions for the upcoming season.

02/06/2015

T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues talks to KMOX's Tom Ackerman. (Credit: KMOX)

ACKERMAN: 5 Questions With T.J. Oshie

It’s not often that you hold a press conference in the middle of a Dierbergs, but that’s exactly what T.J. Oshie accomplished this week.

01/29/2015

2012 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii

5 Ways To Fix Pro Bowl Week

The Pro Bowl, the most insignificant of the four major All-Star Games. Isn’t it something that the king of professional sports can’t do better than this?

01/22/2015

Outside linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks runs 69-yards for a touchdown against guard Louis Vasquez #65 of the Denver Broncos after intercepting a pass intended for running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Top 5 Super Bowl Contenders

We break down the top five contenders for this year’s Super Bowl.

09/05/2014

NFC Wild-Card Game: St. Louis Rams v Seattle Seahawks

Top 5 St. Louis Rams of All-Time

Check out these top five St. Louis Rams of all time.

08/14/2014

Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers attempts to break away from Dontavis Sapp #41 of the Tennessee Volunteers in the first quarter on November 2, 2013 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Top 5 Things To Know About Mizzou’s Upcoming Season

On the heels of Mizzou football’s first practice of fall training camp on Monday, we take a look at the top 5 things you need to know about their upcoming season.

08/06/2014

National League All-Star Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

5 Most Important Cardinals This Season

KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman breaks down the 5 players who will be key for the Cardinals down the stretch.

07/17/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

7 Places To Hang Out Downtown Before A Cardinals Game

Heading to a Cards game this weekend? Check out our list of the best places to spend some time before heading to the stadium.

07/03/2014

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