Fred Bodimer

Fred Bodimer joined KMOX in 1982 after graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Journalism. He is the health and religion editor for KMOX, and Executive Producer for The Mark Reardon Show, Total Information PM, and Total Information AM Saturday.

 Fred Bodimer

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Over the past three decades at KMOX, Fred has interviewed the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Cardinal Justin Kigali, and coordinated the station’s award-wining coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis in 1999. He is also the religion editor for CBS News, and for 15 years, Fred wrote, produced, and anchored AP Radio’s World of Religion syndicated weekly news program.

Fred anchors the regular features Health Checkup, 60 Seconds to Better Health, The Week in Religion, Report on Religion and The Week in Health.

During his time at KMOX, Fred has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding continuous coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, a Wilbur Award, an Angel Award, and a Missouri Broadcasters Award for best religion news coverage.

Over the years, Fred has produced for some of KMOX’s legendary names, including Anne Keefe and Bob Hardy.

Quick Questions with Fred

Favorite restaurant? Pho Grand

Favorite St. Louis attraction? Busch Stadium

Favorite music? Anything alternative: The Neighbourhood, Sir Sly, Olivver the Kid, City and Color, Lana Del Rey, Iron and Wine, The XX

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Anywhere with my family, hopefully somewhere with a beach. I prefer hot to cold.

Person who made the most impact on you? Former KMOX talk show host Anne Keefe

If you are not at work, you’re probably doing what? Hanging out with my family or watching a sporting event

If you won the lottery, what would you do? Travel, travel, travel

If you could interview one person, who would that be? Pope Francis


Christmas-Themed Atheist Billboard Raises Eyebrows

The billboard shows a girl wearing a Santa hat writing a letter to Santa that says, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.”


Seasonal Flu Hits St. Louis Hard

In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 – more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.


Study Ranks Missouri as State with Sixth Biggest Spenders

Missouri places in the top 10 for most spending on health care, food and beverages, as well as people spending more than they make.


FERGUSON, MO - SEPTEMBER 10: A sign welcomes visitors to the city on September 10, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The suburban St. Louis city is still recovering from violent protests that erupted after teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson about a month ago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Are White Supremacist Groups on Their Way to Ferguson?

KMOX News looks into reports of extremist groups planning to get involved in potential Ferguson protests.


SAFED, ISRAEL - MARCH 07: (ISRAEL OUT) A worker at a cannabis greenhouse at the growing facility of the Tikun Olam company on March 7, 2011 near the northern city of Safed, Israel. In conjunction with Israel's Health Ministry, Tikon Olam are currently distributing cannabis for medicinal purposes to over 1800 people in Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Process to Produce Hemp Oil in Mo. for Medicinal Purposes has Begun

Today kicks off a 30-day period when the Missouri Department of Agriculture will accept applications to produce hemp extract in the state.


Local Hospitals Now Have New, Tougher Ebola Care Guidelines

The revised recommendations include protective covering from head to toe and the use of a site manager to supervise the donning and removal of protective gear.


Toys R Us Taking Heat for ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Parents nationwide are upset about a new action figure on sale at Toys R Us – the Breaking Bad doll – complete with a fake bag of crystal meth.


A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade.

Vatican’s Seemingly New Openness Toward Gays Welcomed by Local LGBT Catholics

Local gay and lesbian Catholics say there’s a stunning new tone coming from bishops concerning homosexuals during the Vatican Synod of Bishops meeting on the family now underway in Rome.


St. Louis Art Museum’s Mummies Get CT Scans

Three Egyptian mummies – dating back to between 300 and 1300 BC – received CT scans from Washington University radiologists.


Health Official: ‘We Are Prepared for a Possible Ebola Patient in Missouri’

Missouri health department director says there’s probably a little bit of an overreaction from the public, but it’s better to be prepared.



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