Betsey Bruce


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

  • McCaskill calls for investigation of university sexual assault policies

    Posted on: 7:35 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is launching a national probe into how universities and colleges are...
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  • Pastor calls on community to help disabled tenants in St. Ann

    Posted on: 5:39 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 07:46pm, April 16, 2014

    (KTVI)– The fire last month at the Santa Ana Apartments in St. Ann left more than 160 residents homeless for...
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  • Man charged with sexually torturing women beginning in 2006

    Posted on: 9:35 am, April 15, 2014, by and

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say a South County man for raped, sodomized, and tortured multiple women dating back...
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  • Megan Meier Foundation honors those fighting bullying

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 03:38pm, April 12, 2014

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A nine year old who sold tee shirts to help fight bullying was among those...
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  • Virus killing millions of baby pigs and raising pork prices

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:10pm, April 10, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) A deadly virus that is decimating hog breeding operations in more than two dozen states has...
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  • St. Ann residents return to apartment to deal with more problems

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI)– A day after the water damaged Santa Ana apartments were allowed to re-open, one of the...
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  • Students participate in IDOT Career Day

    Posted on: 8:19 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI)– Illinois is already looking for the next generation of engineers, bridge builders and pilots. The state...
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  • Hiring Our Heroes career fair helps Veterans

    Posted on: 6:02 am, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 08:05pm, April 8, 2014

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Several hundred local veterans and their spouses participated in a career fair Tuesday at the Machinists...
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  • Displaced St. Ann fire victims still waiting to go home

    Posted on: 6:56 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – It`s been another frustrating day for residents of the Santa Ana Apartments. Many say they...
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  • Victims, utility crews spend weekend clearing tornado debris

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 04:00pm, April 5, 2014

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – University City residents hit by the tornado Thursday spent their Saturday cleaning up and scheduling...
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  • Heavy rains cause storm water to backup in Sullivan homes

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:00pm, April 4, 2014

    SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI)– Unusually heavy rain hit Sullivan, Mo Thursday flooding basements in low lying areas and swamping normally dry...
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  • Emergency responders prepare for severe weather

    Posted on: 8:07 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    ELLISVILLE, MO (KTVI)– Local emergency management operations brought in additional staff in anticipation of the severe weather Thursday.  Metro West...
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