Tom Schultheis joined KY3 in September of 2001 as a news Photographer right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"Before I started, I was watching the news on KY3, and I remember being very impressed with the quality of stories being produced, I knew right away that I picked the right place to continue my career," Tom explained.
Tom got his start in television news at the ABC affiliate in Decatur, Illinois working for WAND-TV, assigned to the State Capitol Bureau in Springfield.
"Working out of a small room on press row with all these print journalists from around the state was a great learning experience. Seeing Illinois state politics up close and personal and learning how state government worked was awesome."
Tom originally got his start in broadcasting at Lindenwood University in St. Charles where he studied Mass Comunications. Every Sunday afternoon Tom took a turn on the university run radio station, KCLC 89.1 where he quickly realized his talents were not behind the microphone!! After college Tom was lucky enough to be hand-picked to work for KMOX radio in St. Louis as a sports producer.
"I got to work with alot of great people that I grew up listening to like Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Hamilton, and many, many others," Tom explained.
After radio, Tom decided to go back to school to pursue a Masters Degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (SIU) where he picked up a television news camera for the first time. After one year Tom decided that was enough schooling and decided to start his professional career.
Tom was promoted in August of 2012 to Assistant Chief Photographer.
Born and raised in north St. Louis county, Tom is the youngest of 4 boys and a die-hard Cardinals, Blues, and Rams fan! Tom and his wife Lisa have 2 girls, Maylie and Norah, along with their "big brother" Jackson, a miniature dachshund!!