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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
  • Investigators attempt to identify skeletal remains found in Litchfield lake

    LITCHFIELD, IL —  Illinois State Police along with Litchfield Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after partial skeletal remains were found near Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, Illinois Wednesday. Investigators said they could not confirm race or gender of the remains. Sergeant Elbert Jennings with Illinois State Police said they could not confirm whether the remains were of a teen or adult but are not of a child. Jennings said it could take weeks or even months […]

  • Final four concepts presented for Chouteau Greenway

    ST. LOUIS, MO — After months of planning and preparation, four international teams will pitch their designs Wednesday (April 25) to connect Forest Park to Downtown St. Louis. These teams have drawn up plans for the Chouteau Greenway, an elevated walkable green space built on an old rail line between the Gateway Arch and Washington University Plans were completed in early April, and the public has since been able to view the designs online and provide feedback through a survey. […]

  • Fitz’s Gateway Arch root beer only available for a limited time

    ST. LOUIS, MO — In celebration of the grand opening of the Gateway Arch’s new museum and expanded visitor center this summer, Fitz’s Root Beer and Jefferson National Parks Association have partnered to introduce a limited-edition Fitz’s Root Beer bottle featuring St. Louis’ iconic monument. Gateway Arch bottles and 4-pack carriers are now available for purchase at The Arch Store, the Old Courthouse gift shop, Fitz’s in the Delmar Loop (6605 Delmar Boulevard), and select stores throughout the St. Louis […]

  • Michael Brown’s mother considering run for Ferguson City Council

    ST. LOUIS, MO —  The mother of the late Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, was part of a panel Monday night (April 23) at Harvard University where she announced she would run for Ferguson City Council. Co-panelist Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Brown’s family, noted what a legacy it would be for McSpadden to be elected to the city council and supervising the same police department that killed her son. As elected officials, the city council is responsible for setting policies for […]

  • Shooting shocks hotel guests in Maryland Heights

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – A scary scene for guests at a motel in Maryland Heights. Shots ring out and police swarmed the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn on Lackland. A guest tells FOX 2 that someone was shot just after midnight.  Other guests say they heard five gunshots, a woman scream, and then two more gunshots. They say officers blocked the exits to the motel and eventually had a man and woman in custody.  Police found a gun […]

  • National School Walkout renews calls for gun safety

    Students across the country will walk out of class Friday on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado. While that tragedy happened before most current high school students were even born, the Parkland, Florida shooting is still fresh in their minds, and students say it is time for a change. Game Changers is a Ritenour High School student organization and social justice club formed after the events in Ferguson. The group of 30-40 students focuses on […]

  • Metro Transit teaching people how to make fresh, nutritious and affordable meals

    WELLSTON, MO — Each month, Metro Transit, in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension, hosts cooking demonstrations to teach Metro riders how to prepare healthy, hearty and affordable meals. The programs are held at the North Hanley Transit Center in Berkeley (4398 Hanley Road) and the Wellston Transit Center in Wellston (6402 Plymouth Avenue). A registered dietitian uses ingredients found in the Link Markets located at each of these transit stations to create the meals. For a list of […]

  • Lindenwood University joins #MeToo with ‘Take Back The Night’ walk

    ST. LOUIS, MO — In the wake of the “Me Too” movement, some local college students are showing their support for survivors of sexual violence, and they are asking the community to join them. Lindenwood University students are hosting the university’s first “Take Back the Night” event Thursday evening (April 19) with hopes of ending sexual assault both on and off campus. The roots of “Take Back the Night” can be traced to the 1960’s. It is considered one of […]

  • Two killed in fiery crash fleeing from police in Venice, Illinois

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. –  Two people were killed in a crash in Madison County Wednesday morning (April 18) after Brooklyn, Illinois police attempted to initiate a traffic stop. According to Trooper Calvin Dye, Junior with Illinois State Police, around 3 a.m., Brooklyn police got a call about a gathering in the alleyway at the Pink Slip Nightclub in Brooklyn. When the officer arrived on the scene, witnesses told him a man displayed a “large weapon” and drove off in a […]

  • Competing bike sharing companies to begin operating in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A new way for people to get around downtown St. Louis launched Monday morning, as Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a pair of competing bicycle sharing companies were issued permits to begin operations in St. Louis. LimeBike and Ofo USA will rent dockless bikes in the city. Over the next few months, an estimated 5,000 bikes will be on the streets between the two companies. LimeBike also offers electric assist bikes and electric scooters. Sam Sadle with LimeBike […]

  • Check out the Biergarten at Das Bevo

      ST. LOUIS, MO — If the warm weather has you ready for al fresco dining, you’re in luck. The Biergarten at Das Bevo in South St. Louis (4749 Gravois Ave., 63116) opens Friday (April 13). Das Biergarten offers live music every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30. Have a family-friendly “Sunday Funday” in the Biergarten with karaoke, hula hoop contests, limbo contests and more. On Saturday, May 26, Das Bevo will host its first Sausage Party featuring the Waterloo […]

  • Several injured during deck collapse after funeral

    O’FALLON, IL – An Illinois family faces a tragic event on what had already been a difficult day. After attending a funeral, several people were injured when a residential deck collapsed. O’Fallon Fire Chief Brent Saunders said approximately 15 people were on the second story deck at the house on Winding Creek Court when it gave way just after 9 p.m. Thursday (April 12). The group fell ten to 12 feet. Six adults were injured, according to Saunders. One person was […]