Joe Chiodo anchors KCTV5 News This Morning from 4:30-7 a.m. every weekday.
He joined the team in March 2016 as a 4 p.m. co-anchor and reporter. Shortly after that, he traded in the late nights for early mornings and a 2:30 a.m. alarm clock.
Joe loves calling Kansas City home.
Ever since attending the Missouri School of Journalism, he hoped to one day get to tell stories in Kansas City.
Since working at KCTV5, Joe has been honored with four Mid-America Emmy nominations including Best Anchor, Best Morning Show and Breaking News Coverage.
Joe's covered a wide range of stories, from heartbreaking to uplifting, in his time reporting in Kansas City.
Some of the most challenging, but memorable, include anchoring from Oak Grove surrounded by the devastation caused by an EF-3 tornado, anchoring from Kauffman Stadium the morning Kansas City learned about the tragic death of Yordano Ventura and reporting on the duck-boat incident on Table Rock lake that left 17 people dead.
He's also been lucky enough to cover some of the most exciting times in Kansas City.
Joe anchored a two-hour Royal's special following their 2015 World Series win, several Opening Days and Chiefs training camps.
His favorite memory, however, was the excitement surrounding the Chief's 2018-19 run to the Super Bowl and anchoring live from Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Championship.
Storytelling is Joe’s passion, and he loves to find interesting people living in the community.
Joe has featured several prominent people and organization in the Kansas City area in his "Morning Joe" segments. He also helps with KCTV5's "Surprised Squad."
He is now working on a new franchise in which he answers your questions. "Good Question" airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.
If you have a question you'd like to know about any issues in Kansas City email Joe or connect with him on social media.
Before joining KCTV, Joe worked as an anchor and reporter for nearly three years at WOWT, a NBC affiliate in Omaha, NE. He co-anchored the 5 p.m. newscast and won awards for his breaking news, investigative and feature reporting.
In Omaha, Joe reported on many severe weather events, anchored live coverage during President Barack Obama’s visit to town and helping a young, terminally ill woman get the chance to meet her idol, Justin Timberlake.
Joe is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and landed in Missouri after attending Journalism School at the University of Missouri-Columbia. There, he worked as an anchor/reporter for KOMU-TV, a NBC affiliate in Columbia.
He likes to visit his family back east as much as possible.
Joe has also worked as a reporter for the PBS station in St. Louis, and an anchor for NEWSY, a multimedia video news service. While pursuing his degree, he interned at KCTV5’s sister station, KMOV, in St. Louis.
When he’s not at the anchor desk or reporting in the field, you’ll likely find Joe taking advantage of all Kansas City has to offer. Whether that be restaurants, the golf course or running trails.
He has run six half marathons and takes advantage of many in Kansas City.
In the winter, he also enjoys trips to Colorado to ski.