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

  • Monarch fire board disputes rumor from firefighter’s union

    Posted on: 7:49 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– A member of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board is calling reports the board has purchased used bullet proof...
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  • Festus man killed in ATV accident

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 09:09pm, April 23, 2014

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI)– The Missouri Highway Patrol Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating a fatal accident Tuesday night in Festus involving...
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  • Cahokia shooting takes life of 21-year-old

    Posted on: 2:39 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 05:29pm, April 22, 2014

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone identified a 21 year old killed in Cahokia Monday...
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  • Blues fans excited by overtime win over Blackhawks

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 19, 2014, by , updated on: 04:12pm, April 19, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) –St. Louis Blues fans raised their arms in victory Saturday at the Scottrade Center in downtown St....
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  • St. Louis priest charged second time with sexually abusing minor

    Posted on: 11:24 am, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 07:51pm, April 18, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis priest was charged Friday with sexually abusing a child inside a school...
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  • McCaskill calls for investigation of university sexual assault policies

    Posted on: 7:35 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:15pm, April 18, 2014

    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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