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Katie reports for Fox 2 News in the Morning. She is thrilled to be able to tell you about big stories happening around St. Louis as you start your day.

Katie joined the Fox 2/News 11 family in September 2014 as a producer and backpack reporter. In January 2016, Katie was promoted to supervising producer and launched the 11 p.m. newscast on Fox 2.

Katie previously worked as a reporter at KFSM in Fort Smith, AR. She began her news career as a writer for the midday news show at WGN in Chicago.

Katie graduated from Purdue University with majors in Communication and Psychology and a minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision. She earned a M.A. in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago.

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    Relieving stress with flotation therapy

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI) – Flotation therapy is the process of lying in an isolation tank filled with 120 gallons of warm water and about 900 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt. Chris Garlich, owner of Presence Float Center in Town and Country, says soaking in Epsom salt may ease muscle aches and joint pain. He calls it a holistic approach to pain management. “That is foreign to a lot of people,” Garlich said. “Introducing that perspective to people […]

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    Using your smartphone to make it home on New Year’s in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police want you to make it home safely however you plan to celebrate the new year. Chief Sam Dotson says if you’re going to drink, don’t drive. “We’ll have extra officers out doing drunk driving enforcement. We’re making sure that if we see impaired drivers that we stop them. And St. Louis City is a no refusal city. So if you’re stopped and you refuse the breath test, we’re going to go get a search […]

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    SLU Hospital nurse helps strangulation victims

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Strangulation is one of the most deadly forms of domestic violence, and it’s a felony in both Missouri and Illinois. However, many first responders and emergency room personnel are not trained to know what to look for. St. Louis University Hospital forensic nurse, Kathy Howard, says it takes about 22 pounds of force to open a can of soda. It takes just 4 pounds to damage the jugular vein. Howard became a sexual assault examiner in […]

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    Edwardsville students appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Macy’s Great American Marching Band features the finest high school musicians and performers from across the country. This year, three students from Edwardsville High School were selected to perform with the prestigious group. Marcus Kwasa, Erika Axtell, and Maria Arzuagas are juniors at Edwardsville High School. Kwasa is a member of the band’s drum line. Axtell and Arzuagas perform with the school’s color guard. Each student submitted an audition tape in hopes of being selected […]

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    St. Louisans protest in support of Planned Parenthood

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A group of about 50 people gathered outside the Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Avenue in the Central West End Saturday to show support for Planned Parenthood staff as well as the 2.5 million men and women who depend on the organization for health services. Organizers of the peaceful demonstration stressed their message was not a protest of President-elect Donald Trump who some fear may cut funding for Planned Parenthood once he takes office. Vice President-elect […]

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    Local non-profit offers free legal services to domestic violence survivors

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) provides free legal representation to low-income clients across 21 counties. Its ‘Lasting Solutions Program’ focuses on helping survivors of domestic violence. “Domestic violence doesn’t look like anyone,” said Holly Yoakum, managing attorney with the Lasting Solutions Program at LSEM. “Domestic violence is transcendent when it comes to victims. We have (clients) of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities.” Domestic violence is defined as repeated assault and coercive behavior by one […]

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    12-year-old with scoliosis on the final stretch to recovery

    (KTVI) – Last year, Fox 2 witnessed a group of St. Louis doctors and nurses performing life saving surgery in the Dominican Republic. One of the cases required another surgery. Lisbeth Garcia, 12, traveled to St. Louis for yet another complex but crucial operation. The last time you saw her she was taking her first steps after surgery.  Doctors with the Pediatric Orthopedic Project said Lisbeth had the most severe case of scoliosis they had seen during their mission trips […]

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    Crash into transmission tower causes I-44 to be shutdown for nearly 8 hours

    ST. JAMES, MO (KTVI) – A single car accident along Interstate 44 near St. James caused both directions of the highway to be shutdown Saturday.  The incident happened around 11:30 am and shutdown I-44 for 7 hour causing a massive back-up of 10 miles in both directions. The Public Information Officer for the Missouri Highway State Patrol Trooper Cody Fulkerson told Fox 2 that a female driver of a red SUV drove off the frontage road and crashed into the […]

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    New law requires family courts to take closer look at child custody arrangements

     ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A new law, formerly known as House Bill 1550, which takes effect Sunday, August 28, could impact child custody cases in Missouri. According to Jeremy Roberts with the Missouri Fathers’ Rights Movement, beginning Sunday, family courts will be required to answer eight questions to determine a custody arrangement in the best interest of the child. Questions consider which parent the child wishes to live with as well as the mental and physical health of all […]

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    Family Travels to St. Louis For Medical Treatment With Help From Wings Of Hope

    COLUMBUS, OH (KTVI) – At 18 weeks pregnant, Amanda and Corey Coe’s unborn child was diagnosed with bilateral clubfeet.  While the diagnosis was surprising to the couple, Amanda said finding out early gave them time to do extensive research and carefully choose the best course of treatment for their son, Griffin. “We wanted to find somebody who specialized in pediatric disorders and deformities, and all of the signs pointed to Dr. Dobbs,” said Amanda. Dr. Matthew Dobbs is a nationally […]

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    Rain forces schedule changes at Fair St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The threat of heavy rains and lightning forced event organizers to delay the start of Fair St. Louis on its second day. The gates opened at 4 p.m. Sunday and the first performance from New Orleans-based band Cowboy Mouth began at 5 p.m. Eddie Money and Sammy Hagar also performed. Steve Pozaric, General Chairman of Fair St. Louis 2016, said all of Sunday’s scheduled musicians were excited to play in St. Louis, particularly Hagar. “When we […]

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    Blues fans pumped for game 4 against the Sharks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Blues fans are pumped for Saturday’s game 4 of the NHL Western Conference Finals between the Blues and the Sharks.  Fans started arriving early at Ballpark Village to watch the Cardinals game and the Blues game slated to start just after 6 pm. Meteorologist Chris Higgins was in San Jose for Game 4 of Western Conference Final, and caught up with Blues fan at tonight’s game as the SAP Center.