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!

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    Financial services firm president faces jail term over DWI

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The 62-year-old owner of a local financial services firm faces a year in the St. Louis County Jail as a repeat offender with several drunk driving convictions. Gary Dean Siegfried, president of Siegfried Financial, was serving a two-year probation under a suspended execution of sentence order. Court records show he is now facing a hearing on his status. Siegfried was convicted of drunk driving in Madison County, Illinois and in St. Louis County. This spring, he […]

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    Belleville teen charged with murder of woman on Washington Ave

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 19-year-old from Belleville is being charged after a woman was shot and killed on Washington Avenue Sunday night; her car was stolen, and baby was found in the street. Ross Randolph, 19, is being charged with 1st degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.  Randolph turned himself into police Tuesday. Investigators said Brandi Hill, 21, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue […]

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    Woman found shot to death on Washington Avenue; two suspects at large

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A woman was shot and killed Sunday evening in downtown St. Louis. Police said the shooter left 21-year-old Brandi Hill’s body in the middle of the street and sped off with her infant child still inside the vehicle. Investigators said Hill, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue near 11th Street around 10:30 p.m. when two black men approached their vehicle on foot and demanded the keys to the car, a 2015 Dodge Challenger. The suspects opened […]

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    St. Louis City using Twitter to fulfill citizen complaints and requests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – How do you get a pothole fixed in St Louis City? Or notify the proper department when trash is spilling out of the dumpster? It’s not as difficult as you might expect. In fact, social media is speeding up the process in the city. Saint Louis city’s Citizens’ Service Bureau, a 25-year-old consumer complaint agency, is turning more and more to tools like Twitter and the Internet. The agency responds to 5,500 complaints a month […]

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    Family of man killed by St. Louis police 4 years ago want broader investigation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Just days after a former St Louis police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, his family is calling for an independent federal prosecutor to investigate possible cover-ups by the police department and city government. During a news conference Thursday on the steps of St. Louis City Hall, the group demanded to know why it took more than four years to file the criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reviewed […]

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    Major Case Squad activated for Fairview Heights homicide

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Area Major Case Squad detectives have an unusual murder case on their hands this week. It revolves around an attempted robbery of a Fairview Heights man. One of the suspects in the Tuesday night robbery was shot multiple times in a gunfight at the intended victim’s Ashley Drive Apartments; he later died. Police identified him as 26-year-old Sean J. Redd of Washington Park. A second suspect is in custody and was questioned on Wednesday. As […]

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    Citizens raise questions over former officer accused of murder

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The case of a former St Louis City police officer now under arrest for murdering a suspect in 2011 will go to a St. Louis City grand jury. Former officer Jason Stockley is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. The attack was captured on police dashcam video.  Smith had fled from police in a high-speed chase before crashing his car. Stockley said Smith reached for something.  The officer then went up […]

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    Erin Bode performing at charity concert for St. Louis Children’s Hospital patients

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An elementary school concert band that plays music ranging from jazz to Americana will open a charity concert this weekend with Erin Bode as the headliner. The 75 member New City School band was looking for new opportunities to perform this spring. Third-grader Kian Eghtesady and his mother Kim got to talking about how they would like to help other children. Together they organized a Sunday, May 15 concert at 3 p.m. at the school, located […]

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    Missouri legislative session comes to an end

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri lawmakers made a start on reforming campaign finance and ethics laws this session as well as passing legislation to broaden the state’s conceal and carry law, defund Planned Parenthood, and block the expansion of Medicaid services. The 2016 legislative session ended Friday at 6 p.m., but members of the Senate completed their work and adjourned at 4:15 p.m., leaving the Missouri House to complete bills sent there from the Senate. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon […]

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    Woman charged in Madison County nursing home fire

    ALHAMBRA, IL (KTVI) – A 67-year-old woman who admitted to setting an arson fire at a nursing home in Alhambra, Illinois was charged with aggravated arson Thursday. Linda Braun lived in an adjoining independent living unit. The two facilities comprise the Hitz Memorial Home. She told police she was angry with employees there. “Clearly, this could have been a very tragic incident with a lot of lives lost,” said Capt. T. Mike Dixon, chief of investigations for the Madison County […]

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    Home explosion injures three in Carlinville, IL

    CARLINVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A natural gas explosion leveled a single family home in Carlinville, IL Wednesday morning.  The Kinney Construction firm from Raymond, IL was installing a new water main in the 400 block of N. West St. when a worker struck the gas line while digging. AMEREN Illinois, which provides natural gas service in the area, was called to the scene, but before a crew could turn off the gas the home blew up. Two residents of the house […]

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    Fight caught on video, sends teen with serious head injury to hospital

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A teenage boy is in intensive care after a classmate attacked him in a hallway at the Washington, Missouri public high school. The incident happened Monday as students were leaving for the day. The parents of 16-year-old Seth Kloppe are at his bedside at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  His mother says he has bleeding on the brain. She gave FOX 2cell phone video of the attack which we will show you with the warning it […]