Media Moves

Journalist Killeen to lead communications for St. Charles County, Mo.

August 10, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Kevin Killeen

A longtime St. Louis-area journalist has been hired to lead communications for St. Charles County.

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann said Monday that KMOX reporter Kevin Killeen has been tapped to replace retiring Communications Director Mary Enger.

Before heading to KMOX in 1995, Killeen worked as a stringer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals and reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.

“In recent years, I have taken interest in the growing population, business development and political influence of St. Charles County in the region,” Killeen said in a news release. “I look forward to helping further tell that story.”

Killeen’s last day at KMOX will be Aug. 18. His first day on the county staff will be Aug. 21.

In his new role, Killeen will oversee a staff of 13 other communication professionals including videographers, a graphic designer, a digital media specialist and others that work in the county’s in-house print shop and mailroom.

Killeen, who has spent 28 years working in newsrooms, said he is looking forward to the opportunity to work in St. Charles County.

In addition to his work as a reporter, Killeen has written several books including “Most Improved Sophomore” and “Never Hug A Nun,” a semi-autobiographical novel detailing his childhood and educational experiences at a Catholic School in Webster Groves during the 1960s.

Killeen is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in speech communications.

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