• Follow me on:

Some folks are born curious. I plead guilty to that. A strong sense of curiosity and a commitment to public service have fueled my interest in news reporting.

My first assignment was writing stories about my junior high for the Tonawanda (NY) News. After heading west to major in journalism at the University of Missouri, I found my first TV job in St. Louis. Women TV reporters were oddities then, but when I started on the air in 1971, St. Louis audiences kindly accepted my work.

KTVI hired me in 1989 to anchor weekend news and cover government consumer stories for Contact 2. Today, my assignments include general news, politics and education stories.

From the Flood of '93 to the Pope's visit - from presidential nominating conventions to stories of personal adversity and courage - TV news reporting gives me a front row seat for history in the making!

Recent Articles
  • McCulloch Nasheed

    Governor Nixon refuses to name special prosecutor in Brown shooting case

    (KTVI) – There will not be a special prosecutor appointed to handle the Michael Brown shooting case.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made that clear Thursday. Protestors delivered petitions to the prosecutor they say contain seventy thousand signatures from around the country demanding McCulloch’s removal.  Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed organized the petition drive, but Governor Nixon said he would  not respond to that pressure. “Folks elect officials to make choices and to have responsibility,” he noted adding he thinks “ […]

  • St. Louis County Grand jury could take weeks to review Mike Brown evidence

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Members of the current St. Louis County grand jury took on a new assignment today: the Michael Brown shooting case. The twelve member grand jury heard the first evidence to be presented in the investigation. Grand jury proceedings are held in secret. Even a lawyer representing a witness may not attend the session. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said his staff would continue to present evidence in an organized pattern to the grand jurors as […]

  • Violence besets Ferguson Sunday night before curfew

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Sunday the residents around West Florissant awoke from a night that saw some violence along West Florissant. But the violence did not include any looting. Police had to use smoke and tear gas to disperse a large group of protests around 12:40 am. Police had to respond to several incidents, one was a shooting near Redz Barbecue at West Florissant and Canfield were police a man was spotted with a gun and a man was found […]

  • JayNixon

    State of Emergency: Nixon imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County. Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson. Nixon […]

  • County prosecutor says Michael Brown case will go to a grand jury

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – It’s now been one week since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer in the Canfield Green apartment complex. In that time precious little has been said about the investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch is on record says that his office is reviewing all relevant information, evidence and witnesses to the shooting. But that has done little to calm the residents of Ferguson who again demanded […]

  • Questions remain for new police leadership in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Questions remain the day after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson.  In fact, the governor warned this journey could still be bumpy. It is peaceful in the heart of Ferguson.  Protestors are chanting and holding signs but not impeding traffic. Officials have been speaking to media and to some citizens throughout the day.  Critics including the St. Louis County Police Officers Association  tell us last night was […]

  • Some law enforcement officers disagree with new tactics

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – 24 hours after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of security in Ferguson, questions remain.  In fact the governor warned Friday this journey could still be bumpy. Rush hour proved peaceful in the heart of Ferguson.  Protestors stood across the street from the police department chanting and holding signs but not impeding traffic. Gov. Nixon, Highway Patrol Commander Ron Replogle and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson answered questions from the news […]

  • Highway Patrol Captain

    MHP Captain Ron Johnson takes charge in Ferguson: “I got a big dog in this fight”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There has been a change in command and a former North St. Louis County resident is now leading the policing in Ferguson. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said he’s from North County and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.  Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Johnson lead demonstrators as they marched to the now infamous QuikTrip that was torched late Sunday night by vandals. With the eyes of the world watching, Missouri Governor Jay […]

  • Striking contrast at Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors wielding bullhorns and challenging the  line of police in riot gear were  not the only demonstrators on West Florissant Wednesday evening. Members of a local Ferguson church brought in a band on a flatbed truck about six thirty.  The lively gospel music quickly drew some protestors away from the police line.  They sang and danced in the street praising Jesus and calling for peace in their town. It sounded like a revival.  Pastor Marquaelle Futrell […]

  • police shoot gas-2

    Tear gas disperses demonstrators in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Tactical units and other law enforcement agencies have deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd at West Florissant near the burned out QuikTrip in Ferguson. The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and […]

  • police-shoot-gas

    Protesters pushed from Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and Chambers Road began throwing objects at police officers. Fearing for the safety of the officers police responded with tear gas and concussion grenades to push […]

  • Ferguson asks protesters to restrict demonstrations to the daytime

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The City of Ferguson is asking demonstrators to disperse before dusk.   The last three nights of demonstrations have turned violent after the sun went down.  Now, the city would like those who wish to hold peaceful protests to restrict their activities to daylight hours. The city says people are co-opting the Mike Brown protests and turning them violent.  They have been able to do so during the evening hours. The city says, “These events are […]