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Joe Chiodo

Head of Media Relations

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

B.J., Broadcast Journalism, Minors in Political Science and Business, Missouri School of Journalism


Joe Chiodo joined the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in April 2022 as Head of Media Relations and leads the Institute’s digital media team. Prior to joining the Institute, he was an anchor/reporter for the local CBS affiliate in Kansas City, MO.

Chiodo focused his reporting on health and medicine. He was one of the first reporters in the country to interview coronavirus patients who returned to the United States after being quarantined on the Princess Diamond Cruise Ship in early 2020. He also covered the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

Chiodo graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism and minors in political science and business. He has also worked at the NBC affiliates in Omaha, Nebraska and Columbia, Missouri. His reports have been seen on national platforms as well such as CBS Mornings, NBC Nightly News, and the Weather Channel.

During his time in television news, he earned 4 mid-America Emmy Awards for his reporting on mental health, breaking news, and education. He has been honored with several AP awards and Kansas Broadcast Awards.

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