Elizabeth Barmeier

Multimedia Journalist

United States


Fox 2/KPLR 11 is a television station in St. Louis. As a web producer and digital reporter, I post stories and videos to Fox 2's website and social media that were aired during a news broadcast. I edit on-air reporters' scripts and transform them into stories for the website. I livestream breaking news, press events and regular news segments to Facebook and the website. I additionally write 3-5 news and feature stories on a daily basis for online, as well as develop original story ideas.

FREELANCER Nov. 2020-May2021

West Newsmagazine is a bimonthly publication where I wrote a minimum of four news stories per month.

As a freelancer, I attended city meetings for Town & Country and Ellisville municipalities and I reported on significant agenda items from those meetings.

EDITOR May 2017-Jan. 2020

The Missourian is a biweekly paper, where I wrote seven to 10 news and feature stories, and published numerous original photos on a weekly basis.

As the St. Clair editor, I attended city, school and county meetings, as well as community events. Most of the people I interviewed were prominent members of the city and Franklin County communities.

For each paper, I assisted a page designer with designing the section. Together, we placed my stories and photos to fill three pages. I also proofread copy before it went to print. Deadline was always met.

I wrote a weekly column about a variety of local and national topics. I won first place in the National Newspaper Association contest for my column about National Walkout Day. I also won other awards for my news stories and photos from the Missouri Press Association.

Not only did I write stories and capture photos for print, but I also posted them online and to social media platforms.

In addition to my regular duties, I provided interesting stories about senior residents for the monthly Senior Life Times publication.

Most of my time was spent working independently, however, I enjoyed working in collaboration with my colleagues.

McDonald's employee shot in north St. Louis County Wednesday afternoon

COOL VALLEY, Mo. - A woman working at a McDonald's in north St. Louis County was shot Wednesday afternoon. Col. Mark Hall, the Normandy police chief, said the employee was shot in her chest by another woman while outside the fast-food place located in the 1700 block of S. Florissant Road.

St. Louis firefighter killed in roof collapse after fire identified

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The firefighter who died after a roof collapsed during a two-story house fire in north St. Louis has been identified. Benjamin Polson died in the line of duty on Thursday, the St. Louis Fire Department confirmed. Another firefighter, who has not been identified, was injured and taken to the hospital.

St. Louis man charged in connection to fatal shooting

by: Elizabeth Barmeier Posted: / Updated: ST. LOUIS - A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting of a 27-year-old woman. Robert Shelton was charged with shooting into a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence, and failure to report a shooting by the Circuit Attorney's Office.

Former Monsanto scientist pleads guilty to stealing trade secret for China

by: Elizabeth Barmeier Posted: / Updated: ST. LOUIS - A man from China recently pleaded guilty to stealing a trade secret from Monsanto. The AP reports that Haitao Xiang, 44, formerly lived in Chesterfield and worked as an imaging scientist for Monsanto and its subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, from 2008 to 2017.

This Missouri county's seal went viral and now they need redesign help

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. - The St. Francois County community will have an opportunity to design a new county seal after the current one received criticism on social media. A Reddit user recently posted an image of the county seal, which sparked hundreds of comments, mostly negative ones.

Where to find COVID-19 testing in St. Louis area

by: Elizabeth Barmeier Posted: / Updated: ST. LOUIS - There are several places in the St. Louis area that are providing free COVID-19 testing. Below is a list of places found on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website: January 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 8 a.m.

East St. Louis School District to begin remote learning after winter break

by: Elizabeth Barmeier Posted: / Updated: EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill - East St. Louis School District 189 will begin remote instruction after winter break due to increased COVID-19 cases. The announcement was made in a Facebook post by Superintendent Arthur R. Culver Friday evening. Remote learning will start Tuesday, Jan.

'It's a great time to live in Eureka;' City receives land donation of 201 acres

by: Elizabeth Barmeier Posted: / Updated: EUREKA, Mo. - Eureka recently received its largest land donation to date of more than 201 acres. The announcement was made Tuesday by Mayor Sean Flower in a Facebook post. He said the land was donated by Ruprecht Building Materials Company, owned by Nathan McKean.