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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
  • Inside the Academy: Search and Frisk

    ST. LOUIS, MO — There are many reasons an officer may have to stop and search someone, their vehicle or their home. Recruits at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy learn searching is crucial not only for their safety and the safety of the public, but it can also impact a suspect’s case. Academy Instructor Eric Austermann said people find places on and in their body to conceal various items. Items seized from a suspect are generally sent […]

  • Halloween Nights return to Grant`s Farm

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Halloween Nights are back again with all the things you love about being at Grant’s Farm at night! On October 20-22 and 26-29, the park will be decked out with lights and decorations, and guests can experience dark deer park rides, a Halloween themed show and a DJ in the courtyard. Admission is $20 per car or $5 per person for walk ups. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Park officials recommend arriving as close to 5:30 p.m. […]

  • Deadline for cities to submit bids to become Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday (Oct. 19). More than 100 cities across North America have expressed interest. Amazon has said it prefers cities with more than a million people as well as cities with a stable, business-friendly environment and strong tech talent. Local leaders immediately went to work to put together a competitive proposal for the St. Louis region including two sites and a bridge. The site along the north riverfront in St. Louis […]

  • ACLU sues St. Louis City to protect rights of protesters

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri is headed to federal court Wednesday morning (Oct. 18) for the first hearing in a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis. The class action lawsuit alleges unlawful and unconstitutional actions against people by police officers during demonstrations following the “not guilty” ruling of a former St. Louis city police officer in September. The former officer, Jason Stockley, was charged with first degree murder in the 2011 shooting […]

  • Stenger signs Prop P accountability bill

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO -On Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signed Bill 227, the Prop P Accountability Act, to make sure the money generated from Proposition P is designated to only be used for police and public safety. It shuts down the ability for municipalities to use the funds for other purposes. In 2016, voters approved the money from Proposition P to help generate $80 million to be shared between St. Louis County and its municipalities. The new bill will […]

  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon Oct. 14 in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _More than 13 miles of road will be closed this weekend as thousands of runners hit the streets for the Rock ‘N’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon. More than 6,000 runners from 48 states and eight countries are registered, according to event organizers. On Saturday (Oct. 14), a 5k run will kick off at 8 a.m. from 13th and Market streets. From about 6 a.m.-10 a.m the major roads impacted include 15th Street, 18th St., Market St., […]

  • Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will gather in Lake St. Louis this weekend for a big competition with big prizes. Performances start at 7pm.  The event highlights the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls from the state of Missouri. Nearly 70 competitions are held throughout year leading up to this event. Admission for adults is $12 on Thursday, $15 on Friday and Saturday. Kids ages 6-12 are half the price of an adult ticket, and children […]

  • Man found dead in Fenton; Major Case Squad activated

    FENTON, Mo. – The Major Case Squad was activated Wednesday morning after a homicide at the Chancellor Farms mobile home park in Fenton. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Crime Scene Unit were at the scene on Chancellor Lane. Officials said a male victim was killed but did not specify the victim’s age or how he was killed. They did say the victim was not a resident of the home where the crime occurred. The front window of the mobile home […]

  • Town hall meeting on Stockley ruling at Harris Stowe State University

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A local organization hopes to spark discussion about policy issues related to policing and race by inviting community leaders to participate in a public panel Wednesday (Oct. 11). The St. Louis Young Democrats are bringing together St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, State Representative Bruce Franks, Jr., David Dwight with Forward Through Ferguson, and Heather Taylor with the Ethical Society of Police” for the event. It comes more than three weeks after demonstrations began across the […]

  • Two injured while taking selfies with Elk in Lone Elk Park

    VALLEY PARK, Mo. _Two people were injured recently by elk at a park in west St. Louis County. Lone Elk Park near Interstate 44 and Valley Park is a popular place for people and photographers to visit because the elk roam free within the park and visitors can see them up close. Now, park officials are warning people to not get too close. According to Lone Elk Park officials, they usually get one report each year of someone being injured […]

  • Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims

    HILLSBORO, Mo. _While much of the national attention has shifted to hurricanes Irma in Florida, Maria in Puerto Rico and Nate in the gulf, people in St. Louis are still working to help thousands of people still dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. An estimated 176,000 homes in Texas were damaged or destroyed, and many Texans lost everything. During an assembly Monday morning (Oct. 9) at Grandview Middle School in Hillsboro, students and teachers will pack more than $8,000 […]

  • Inside the Academy: Report writing and physical training

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – For nearly six months, recruits at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy are pushed to their limits – both physically and mentally. Recruits must be committed to getting in top physical shape and learning the duties of a police officer, including knowing the many laws they must enforce and documenting the crimes they investigate. “We are already hearing from other officers that writing reports is going to be what we do the most […]