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No Longer Reporting Live: John Mills @ KMOV

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UPDATE: KMOV reporter Robert Townsend has also been laid off. His biography page on the KMOV Web site has  been removed.

Got word that Channel 4 (KMOV-TV) let go of its senior reporter John Mills today. Unclear right now if anybody else got shown the door.

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Mills was a breaking-news, general-assignment guy who reported live for weekday evening newscasts and then filled in as anchor when subs were needed.

He worked for KMOV for thirteen years and won several of journalism's highest honors, including a George Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Your very own Riverfront Times named him the "Best Reporter TV/Radio Division" just last fall.

Mills has posted a statement on his Web site thanking the people of St. Louis for all the stories over the years.

He told me, "If any St. Louis companies or organizations are interested in a loyal and dedicated employee, I would very much appreciate their consideration. I really feel that way! I'm not bitter. In TV this was an incredible run."

Mills is the third marquee reporter that Channel 4 has pink-slipped in the last year. The station let go of police reporter Kara Kaswell and investigative reporter Mike O'Connell in 2008.


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42 comments
bambaam666
bambaam666

All the people below who posted ignorant comments did so because they have overloaded on goat penis. They should really seek help.

Gary
Gary

Channel 4 has always been known for demoting their best personnel. That silly traffic girl is a joke. I only watch any more because of Matt Chambers and Andre Hopkins.

Loren Meggie85
Loren Meggie85

You have no tact. You are a bumbling 7th grader who just reached puberty. You are a banana peel away from the grave. You are all hunched over. Man up and have some posture; You can tell you never went to the Service.. Sit and stand like a man. Nobody even knows you. The others are all well known. After all your mom was a fly by night waitress making children with patrons and marrying, divorcing and remarrying etc. She was a tramp gold-digger too. It only figures thats what you end up with. Hopefully she repented her sins. Two midgets will create a really small midget dwarf. Remember Rick and Shirleys lounge? Were you left in the car while she seviced the bar and the customers. Just wipe that sh#t eatin grin off your face. Your bonded teeth need to match at least. Little gerbil corn twisted teeth. Your bags, crows feet and forehead maplines need injections. 60 then 70 around the corner act it. Prostate checked. One word-sociopath. Anti-sementic remarks under your breath.

Anon Tall Mg
Anon Tall Mg

Really it is a very depressing nowing he lost his noble position because of very short heavy gal who did not want anything to do with him until other waitresses at the dive told her who he was. Then she really warmed up to his overly flirtatiousness dating advances and then wanting to hook him. Now there are 2 broken familiesPoor guy, how depressing can it get.Autis,szhipren

Guest
Guest

Please remove these disgusting comments.

Sandy
Sandy

My husband and I change from channel 2 to channel 4 because we liked Kent Ehrhardt when you demoted him we change back to channel 2 we thought 4 was loyal to their employee, like family, that's what made 4 a great station. Not Anymore!!!

Lilly
Lilly

I agree. It's really sad that people get on the internet and trash others. I'm sure they don't know any of these people they are trashing... I'm sure it is a common case of the Pot calling the Kettle black.

Gracie
Gracie

Are you talking about the twirp who is 5 feet tall and about 100 lbs. Whats ups with that? Is he sick? Sounds like a Bob Richards deal. Now Kenny can live like a bum the rest of his life whoopie and he will be 72 when the illegit graduates if it even gets to high school. She must be a loser to put up with him and his crude sense of humor.

D Long
D Long

Who is Kent Ehrhardts girlfriend? How long did he cheat on his wife for? What a creep and she is a home-wrecker. Feel sorry for his poor kids how will they turn out because of his mid-late life crisis and selfishness. How long will this farce last maybe she will cost him his dumb job.

jane doe
jane doe

Kent had an affair left his wife and kids high and dry. He is now having a baby with his girlfriend!

Henry Beckam
Henry Beckam

If anyone needs to go away its the glassy eyed robot zombie Robin Smith. This woman struggles with any word longer than 2 syllables long and can't read a street map for squat. The day she started doing traffic, I stopped watching channel 4 in the morning and haven't watched it since. I won't come back until she's gone or stuck on the overnight shift and is just going home when I'm waking up.

Meghan The Event Planner in th
Meghan The Event Planner in th

Kent Ehrhardt will have sex with any man or woman to further his career or'promote' himself- man wh*re - better pay support on your 4th one baby.

Eliza
Eliza

Kent is 54 and had an illigitimate baby????????????????????????

R.L Neal
R.L Neal

Hello,

I recently came across this blog regarding former employee John Mills. Good luck to John but I believe on-air talent all have a season for reporting the news.

Larry Conners... A statesman in the news industry, should retire his telepromter. His season is over and Vicki Newton is next in line to be head anchor.I would like to see Steve Sevar do more news reporting, like Mike Bush-News 5..and perhaps another African American sports anchor take his place.

Erica is becoming very polished in putting together her news packages..great job Erica.

Loyal viewer

Ky
Ky

Kent Ehrhardt had a new baby girl with an intern? Ewwwww!!!!!

Beth
Beth

Does Kent Ehrhardt sexual orientation have anything to do with it?

Casey B
Casey B

Just saw Mrs. Kent Ehrhardt and mistakenly took her for the cleaning lady! With Kents avg looks he not so good in the relationship arena either; unless she makes him look better in comparison.Kent is so immature for his age and imitates everybody else's verbage and never can think of his own words to use. Why does everything have to be so funny?

Steve Templeton has a higher intelligence factor and maturity level. Easy on the eyes also. No bitterness and a outstanding wife-we introduced ourselves to him at a family restaurant and Steve was incredibly sweet-natured and not 'put-on personality just for the camera'.

Steve Templeton has an actual DEGREE in METEOROLOGY from a PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE unlike Kent's communications degree (HAHA) from cheap SEMO.

Kent Ehrhardt has a lot of growing up to do.

Anonymous
Anonymous

it doesn't make sense to any of us that kent ehrhardt is no longer chief meteorologist. the weather isn't the same. i watch channel4 every morning and usually at 5 o'clock. please bring kent back. we all miss him.i don't like the changes channel 4 is making.

Don Gurlen
Don Gurlen

We are so disappointed to know Kent is no longer Chief meteorologist. He always does a fine job. Always caring about the people. You bring a new comer in ( Steve) make him Chief...I always thought KMOV was a caring station. Why would anyone want to fix something that isn't broken. GET KENT BACK TO WHAT HE WAS DOING. PLEASE....THE FOUR....LARRY, VICKIE. STEVE SAVARD & KENT are great. Please get it back to where it was. CHief Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt

annie
annie

steve templeton is a dorky copy of a copy (multiplicity) of tom cruise. can stand his s***-eating grin. 'boyish charm' is an oxymoron. he's just a moron. bring back kent. i liked john mills too. too bad kmov doesn't have a clue about loyalty. they think folks can be replaced... well, as far as i'm concerned, THEY can be replaced... hello ksdk...

maureen Kelleher
maureen Kelleher

What has happened to weatherman Kent Ehrhardt? Why is he no longer Chief weatherman at KMOV? Steve is great, but Kent is my man! John Mills is a great reporter, so professional. You need to bring him back to add class to your news. Keep Larry and Vicki!

Anonymous
Anonymous

vicky newton is such a lady as is laurie waters excellant reporters

Anonymous
Anonymous

well....i am a day late and a dollar short john mills is a great reporter and i caetainly hope a respectable company has grabbed him too bad the viewers arent able to add input

downonthefarm
downonthefarm

My greatest memory of John Mills was in October 2000, when many of us gathered at the Carnahan farm in Rolla days after Governor Mel Carnahan died in the tragic plane crash (along with his eldest son Randy Carnahan and loyal aide Chris Sifford). Newly widowed Jean Carnahan held a news conference on her back porch to announce she would accept appointment to the Senate seat if Mel got elected posthumously (of course he did). John was intoning his standup with his back to the pasture in which the Carnahan's kept their beautifuly and Clydesdale sized Belgian draft horses. One of the males came up right behind John and proceeded to display his unfurling love muscle, while your correspondent chattered away and everyone viewing the scene, including Mrs. Carnahan, fell into convulsions. I don't think John ever knew how much that Belgian stud loved his work...best of luck to John, a good sport. And kind to animals.

TV general manager
TV general manager

Local TV news is garbage. Crime, car accidents and non-stop weather hype.

Allen
Allen

SO true. He looks a little scary! BOO! And making $750,000 a year is just too darn much for 15 minutes of repeated news.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You could really save money by "retiring" Larry Connors.

Show him the door
Show him the door

Why doesn't Alan Cohen get rid of Chief Weatherguy Kent Ehrhardt? Steve Templeton is so much superior and gets paid 1/4 the pay as the Chief Bozo. Why do you need all those weatherpeople anyhow?

D Short
D Short

J.R. is a creep.  J.B. is also a home-wrecker.  Wow and Wow.

Jane Doe
Jane Doe

J.B had an affair with J.R.  How about his wife being left high and dry?

J Bohn
J Bohn

What's ironic about this comment/nonsense is that his ex wife had/is having an affair with Jason Ronimous who is married with two small children, since 2008. Even before he moved his family to Telachapi CA. Who is the victim here? Maybe his wife and children? People, who live in glass houses, (who BTW are hosing the government pretending to be disabled and fully capable of working) should not throw stones. She pretends to be a Christian while having a relationship with a married man. Shame shame shame.

shirley1929
shirley1929

You already told everyone when we dated for 4 years and drank like a sailor at Georges on Clayton now Alibi 25. You don't remember I'm a waitress. Alienation of affection judgement no going to happen. down on luck.. needing a support check each month.. baby would provide that.Oldest daughter will not be her step mom. it's on birth certificate filed with state dummie

Joycemihelich
Joycemihelich

At our home we prefer Kent as the weatherman-bring him back as chief-why mess with success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Casinonut007
Casinonut007

Robin Smith really needs to learn to either read her teleprompter or memorize her news reports. She spends most of her time stumbling over the words and it has become a nerve wracking chore just to watch her get through the noon day news. I like you Robin but geez, get with the program!!!

Sbaalmanb2
Sbaalmanb2

News reporters of any kind do not make 750,000, prob not even 75,000.

ldurant421
ldurant421

Steve Templeton is a joke, stopped watching when they screwed over Kent... Now I watch Dave Murray.

J.B.
J.B.

You should feel sorry for Jason's kids.

AA is the way.
AA is the way.

Who ever wrote this is a drunk psycho.  You really should go to AA.  Just sayin'... And in the state of MO you cannot access birth certificates.  Needing a support check each month huh?  Yea, that's rich... Get a job!

Jay
Jay

One time, or a million times, it is all the same.

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