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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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    Investigators looking for cause of medical helicopter crash

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The investigation into the Friday night crash of an ARCH Medi-Vac helicopter could take as long as one year. The helicopter was heading to the Saint Louis University Hospital helipad around 11:00pm when it failed to achieve enough altitude to land. Its rotors struck the side of an outpatient clinic building before it crashed on the parking lot below. The pilot, identified as Ronald Rector, 52, of Lynn, MO, was killed. He was the […]

  • Alternative spring break will bring college students to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For college co-eds, spring break traditionally means a time to party. But several hundred students have chosen an alternative trip: spending the week in Ferguson, with a chance to make a difference in the town that has dominated national headlines. There will be some new faces on the Ferguson City Council this spring. But residents who want a say in who wins the election must be registered to vote by March 11. College students from across […]

  • Ferguson residents respond to DoJ report

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson city leaders were expected to spend Thursday analyzing the department of justice report that blasted the city’s police department. No one was available to answer questions about the 105 page report. It is not clear how much time the city has to make up its mind about either suing the federal government over the report or agreeing to a court consent decree laying out changes the government wants to see.

  • Lawmakers react to Ferguson DOJ Report

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Two St. Louis area state senators are echoing the justice department report and urging major changes in how Ferguson and other municipalities conduct business. The report, issued on Wednesday, raised questions about how African-Americans are treated by police during traffic stops. It also pointed to Ferguson’s reliance on court fines and traffic tickets as the city’s second largest source of revenue.  Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle Nadal, a Democrat representing Ferguson and University City, complained […]

  • Missouri officials mourn death of Auditor Schweich

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) -Somber moments and strong statements in Clayton Tuesday morning as funeral services were held for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich. Police say Schweich died in an apparent suicide last week. The services were held at the St. Michael and St. George Episcopal Church on Wydown. Hundreds of people gathered in the church to remember the 54 year old. Schweich’s casket was brought into the church draped in the Missouri flag. All kinds of well-known public figures were on […]

  • Officer shoots driver after being dragged during traffic stop

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI) – A man is in critical condition after an officer involved shooting in Wellston.  The incident happened at 10:15 AM on Saturday. Wellston’s chief of police G. T. Walker said one of his officers had made a traffic stop on Morton Street just north of Page and was questioning the driver outside of the vehicle when a man climbed from the backseat into the driver seat and attempted to drive off. The officer jumped into the car and […]

  • Road crews out battling latest snow storm in St. Louis region

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – MoDOT is asking drivers to be patient.  This weekend’s snow event is expected to continue into Sunday.  MoDOT did not pre-treat the interstates for this storm.  A spokesperson said there was no pre-treating because there were salt and chemicals still on the ground from the previous storm. Workers will plow and drop rock salt, sand, a cinder mix, beet juice and salt brine.  Supervisor Mike Froppe says the sand and cinder mix will help give drivers […]

  • Schweich death investigation continues; supporters still baffled

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Clayton police continued its investigation into the apparent suicide of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich. Police chief Kevin Murphy said no information concerning Friday’s autopsy would be immediately available. The earliest investigators might discuss new details in the case would be Monday. Schweich was raising hundreds of thousands of dollars even on the day he died. GOP fundraiser Sam Fox had sent invitations to Schweich supporters for a campaign party at his home. Fox said Friday the […]

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    Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the floor of his residence with a single bullet wound. Chief Murphy would not disclose where the gunshot wound occurred. Schweich was rushed to Barnes Jewish […]

  • Fire official worried over oil and gas being transported by train

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A federal report from the Department of Transportation backs up the concerns St. Louis City’s Fire Chief has for trains hauling as many as 100 tanker cars full of crude oil from Montana and North Dakota through the city. Chief Dennis Jenkerson said Wednesday there is an immediate need for the industry to improve safety and strengthen the tanker cars that haul the crude from the Bakken Fields.  The oil that comes from oil shale often […]

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    Man arrested after attacking woman at Brentwood fitness center

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KPLR)- Security video and photos inside the Brentwood Club Fitness gym helped police identify a suspect in an assault at the club early in the morning on February 17. A female patron told police a man attacked her by pulling her from a workout machine and wrestling her to the ground where he attempted to sexually assault her.  She fought him off and ran.  He fled, but was caught two days later not far from the workout facility. […]

  • Star studded send-off for Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club co-founder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis honored Martin Mathews with a birthday bash, a retirement party and a huge community thank you Saturday night. The co-founder of the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club retired as president and CEO in November. He turned 90 years old this month. The event at the Fox Theater was also a fund raiser to help maintain Mathews’ legacy of service to young people. The evening included a VIP dinner and a concert by the […]