KMOV Anchorman/Reporter Julius K. Hunter is a native St. Louisan, teacher, author, musician and veteran broadcast journalist with more than thirty years on the front lines. He has won enough awards to fill a barn even though he is quick to confide that he has never actually filled a barn. He has conducted exclusive one-on-one television interviews with six incumbent U.S. presidents; traveled the city, state, region, country and world to gather and broadcast news.
Mr. Hunter has written a weekly history column for the Post-Dispatch and has served as a regular host and guest host on KMOX Radio. As a published author, Mr. Hunter has written on subjects ranging from children's alphabet stories to a broadcast news textbook to books about St. Louis' great mansions. A recent book, "TV One - on - One," chronicles his life story and his rich and colorful career. His book "Honey Island: A Broadcaster's Search for His Mississippi Roots" is his own family's history going back to his great-great-grandfather. Ned Rounds was born a slave in 1825. It was this research project that turned Mr. Hunter onto the joys and challenges of genealogy.