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


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Local Hospitals On the Watch for Possible Ebola-like Cases

On guard. That’s how a local physician says all hospitals are right now in light of the most recent Ebola case in the Dallas area.


County Health Department Calls for Further Study of Health Problems in Coldwater Creek Area

Coldwater Creek was contaminated with nuclear waste after World War II.


SLU Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

While many go about getting that annual flu shot, researchers at St. Louis University are looking for ways to improve the protection the vaccines give.


Columbia, Mo. Is 15th Fastest Growing City in U.S.

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Teens’ Genetic Protection Against Alcoholism Can Lessen Depending on Friends

Washington University researchers find a teen’s genetic protection against alcoholism can lessen, depending on whom they hang out with.


Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the Church

Three-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.


Chances for Free Flu Shots are Coming Up

On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center will offer free flu shots in its first ever drive-thru flu shot clinic.


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More than one in every three people age 65 or older will suffer a fall this year, with roughly 1.6 million ending up in the ER.


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Cardiac Surgeons Use Non-Invasive Approach to Fix Mitral Valves

St. Louis University cardiac surgeons now have a new option for mitral valve repair – one that doesn’t involve cutting open a patient’s chest.




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