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ST. LOUIS • Longtime reporter and weekend show host Charles Jaco is leaving KTVI (Channel 2), according to the station.

“After 11 years of journalistic service to St. Louis, Fox 2 and reporter Charles Jaco have mutually agreed to part ways,” the station’s general manager, Spencer Koch, said in a statement. “We thank Charles for his service and wish him all the best in his future plans and pursuits.”

KTVI’s news director, Audrey Prywitch, emailed the statement to the Post-Dispatch but declined to comment further.

Jaco addressed his departure on Twitter, saying: “From Iraq in ’03 to Todd Akin in ’12, a great time. Thanks, guys! Now working on new book. Stay tuned!”

Jaco, 63, gave no details and could not be reached for comment.

Before joining KTVI in 2003, Jaco worked for KMOX-AM for seven years. He worked at CNN before that, reporting on the Persian Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City. He is a native of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Jaco has also has hosted a weekend talk show, “The Jaco Report,” which drew national headlines for his August 2012 interview with then-Congressman Todd Akin of Wildwood.

The interview during Akin’s run for the U.S. Senate became controversial when Jaco asked Akin about his opposition to abortion in instances of rape. Akin answered that pregnancies caused by rape were rare, adding “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

KTVI is owned by the Tribune Co., which closed on a deal last year to buy KTVI and 15 other television stations from Local TV Holdings for $2.7 billion.

A very sad day for St. Louis and integrity in STL media. Charles Jaco was a great truth-teller who kept Todd Akin out of office. 

This is the 2nd stupid blunder that Fox2/KPLR11 has been made in the past 2 months. 
First, the infamous scheduling swap that got Angie Mock ejected off the morning shift (thus putting Kim Hudson in Mock’s old slot, and Anthony Kiekow in Hudson’s old slot), now this.

h/t: Joel Currier at STLToday.com 

Here’s my take on KPLR/KTVI’s Melanie Moon’s hugging recently freed Ryan Ferguson: she was well within her rights to do so.  

H/T: STLToday.com

(KTVI) – Reporter Chris Hayes is well-known around the St. Louis area. Now a national audience is finding out who he is, thanks to another Chris Hayes.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes who hosts “All In with Chris Hayes” highlighted our “Missouri” Chris Hayes on his show Tuesday night.

He pointed out the number of tweets Chris Hayes gets that are actually meant for him @ChrisLHayes and was impressed by the investigation he did on synthetic drug busts. He even highlighted the infamous sign posted for Chris Hayes (St. Louis) to stay out of a store he investigated, calling it a “badge of honor.”

From the 10.22.2013 edition of MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes:
 

h/t: Fox2now.com

At least it wasn’t Sinclair buying them up.

Guess who’s back by popular demand? The Rosemount Hottie, aka Angie Mock.

Speaking of Mock, she and her cohort Sonja Shin started a show on the new 1380 The Woman, called The Healthy Beauty. She will co-host with Shin 2x a week.

Images from of the 04.03.2013 edition of KTVI’s Fox 2 News In The Morning

blueflamebat:

Rebecca Roberts, a fox at Fox 2 News in St Louis.

I LOVE that Rebecca Roberts chick on there.

Fox2now’s Angie Mock and Randi Naughton on the 03.21.2013 edition of KTVI’s Fox 2 News In The Morning.

Fox2’s Angie Mock (03.12.2013)

Also: a solo Angela Hutti pic.

Fox2’s Angie Mock during the 03.08.2013 edition of KTVI’s Fox 2 News In The Morning.

Guess who’s back on here? 

02.19.2013.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It is Oscar week.  The FOX 2 9am news crew has put together spoofs of the big pictures up for awards this year.  Check out this skit based on the movie Django Unchained

(via Djaco Unchained: Charles Jaco In The Newsroom)

The lovely Angie Mock from KTVI on 02.15.2013.