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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.

Recent Articles
  • Rehab work begins on MetroLink station elevators

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Metro Transit begins a major rehabilitation project Monday (Feb. 19) to repair and restore elevators at four Metrolink stations in downtown St. Louis. The work focuses on six elevators in Metrolink stations at Union Station, 8th and Pine, Convention Center and Laclede’s Landing. Elevators will be out of service for about 12 weeks while crews work on them. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The Executive Director of Metro Transit […]

  • Maryland Heights fatal stabbing suspect in police custody

    UPDATE: Police say the stabbing suspect is in their custody.  There will be an update with more information later Friday morning. ST. LOUIS, MO — Maryland Heights police are searching for the man suspected of stabbing four family members Thursday night (Feb. 15). Investigators believe the suspect is related to his victims. Police responded to the 12400 block of Marine Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. and found four victims with multiple stab wounds. A man and a young boy died […]

  • New surveillance video may help solve cold case murder

    ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis police released new surveillance video in hopes someone may recognize a “suspicious” vehicle and help them solve a murder. In the early morning hours of February 15, 2016, Danesha Barnes, 33, was found shot to death inside her car. No one has been charged for the crime. According to police, Barnes spent the evening of February 14, 2016 at the Midtown Sports Bar and Grill in North St. Louis. Sometime before midnight, Barnes left that […]

  • Elderly man dies in Cahokia house fire; woman recovering

    CAHOKIA, Il. – Two people were pulled from a house fire in Cahokia early Wednesday morning. One person died and another continues to fight for her life. Camp Jackson Fire Chief Chris Davis said the fire broke out in the home on Westwood Drive around 2 a.m. Davis said he thought one of the people inside the home called for help and said they were trapped. Cahokia police also responded the scene. A third resident of the home, Tim Carpenter, […]

  • St. Louis aldermen consider bill to decriminalize marijuana

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will consider a bill Tuesday evening (Feb. 13) to decriminalize marijuana. The proposal by Alderwoman Megan Green and others would limit the ability of police officers to enforce city ordinances against marijuana use and possession. The bill would allow penalties for possession of more than two ounces or more than ten marijuana plants. There would also be penalties for anyone under 21 years old using marijuana, or anyone selling it to […]

  • 11-year-old boy shot by mother in Jefferson County has died

    Update: 11-year-old boy shot by mother in Jefferson County has died  JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – An 11-year-old Jefferson County boy, who was shot by his mother, has died. Police say his mother shot him in the head before fatally shooting herself. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 7200 block of Valley Drive in Barnhart just after 12 a.m. Saturday. They found a woman and boy who had been shot in the head and a gun nearby. “Without getting too […]

  • 10th anniversary of Kirkwood City Hall shooting

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The city of Kirkwood will hold a remembrance ceremony Wednesday night (Feb. 7) in honor of the lives lost during a shooting at Kirkwood City Hall 10 years ago. On Feb. 7, 2008, Charles “Cookie” Thornton opened fire on a city hall meeting killing two police officers: Sgt. William Biggs, Jr. and Officer Tom Ballman, and three city leaders: Councilwoman Connie Karr, Councilman Michael Lynch, and Public Works Director Kenneth Yost. Reporter Todd Smith was also injured […]

  • Major Case Squad joins search for Macoupin County woman

    MACOUPIN COUNTY, Il. – The Major Case Squad is now assisting the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office with the search for a missing mother from Royal Lakes, Illinois. Investigators are working out of the Bunker Hill Police Department. Denita Hedden, 37, has not been heard from since the afternoon of January 25 which was her birthday. Her roommate told police she borrowed his truck to go out to celebrate. The truck was returned sometime that night or early the next morning, […]

  • Dine out for injured Pontoon Beach officer

    PONTOON BEACH, Il. – An outpouring of support from across Madison County and beyond for a Pontoon Beach police officer injured in the line of duty. Several businesses are hosting dine out events to support his medical bills.   Officer Lee Brousseau was seriously injured in a head-on collision on January 25 that killed the other driver. Since the accident, Brousseau’s condition has improved – he is breathing on his own, but he has a long road of recovery ahead […]

  • 41st Annual St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show at America’s Center

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 41st Annual St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show kicks off Thursday (Feb. 1) in downtown St. Louis. Event organizers call it the “go-to” place to shop for a new 2018 recreational vehicle (RV), trade up to your dream RV, or just learn about the joys of traveling RV-style. Attendees will be able to see more than 300 RVs highlighting the latest in state-of-the-art RV technology, streamline designs, RV parts, accessories, and services, as well […]

  • Group announces feasibility study for proposed Missouri Hyperloop

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A partnership of public and private institutions in Missouri will launch a feasibility study for a high-speed Hyperloop route along Interstate 70 connecting St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City. The Hyperloop system uses electric propulsion to send a train-like pod through a low-pressure tubular track at high speed. The pods, which could carry either passengers or cargo, would travel up to 640 miles per hour, cutting the trip from St. Louis to Kansas City down to […]

  • Missouri Hyperloop Coalition to make announcement

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  An announcement is coming Tuesday afternoon about the future of a possible Hyperloop route connecting St. louis, Columbia and Kansas City along Interstate 70. The Hyperloop system uses electric propulsion to send a train-like pod through a low-pressure tubular track at high speed. The pods could carry either passengers or cargo. The pods would travel up to 670 miles per hour cutting the trip from St. Louis to Kansas City down to 31 minutes. Missouri did not […]