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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    NGA recommends north St. Louis as location for new $1.75B site; 3,000 employees

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s director recommends St Louis site for new federal spy agency facility. The 99-acre site in north city is at the corner of north Jefferson and Cass avenues.  The new headquarters location means 5,200 construction jobs. The NGA has been in St. Louis since it was founded in 1942. It has since has outgrown its location in south St. Louis near the Anheuser Busch Brewery. There are more than 3,000 employees who work for […]

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    Ferguson settlement could be in jeopardy if tax hikes fail

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Despite a promise from the U. S. Justice Department to not force Ferguson into bankruptcy under the government’s consent decree, Ferguson voters are pressed with a choice about their town’s financial future. Like many other communities and school districts in north Saint Louis County, Ferguson is facing a budget shortfall. It blames the nearly $3 million gap on the drop in property values as much as, if not more than, the protests which drew national attention […]

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    Next phase of legal challenges after parts of municipal court reform law overturned

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A bipartisan effort to curb excessive ticketing of motorists, particularly those who are minorities or indigent, will be reviewed by the Missouri Supreme Court. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster intends to appeal a decision from the Cole County Circuit Court that ruled part of Senate Bill 5 unconstitutional. Protests in Ferguson and studies showing how traffic court problems across north St. Louis County were negatively impacting low-income residents prompted the Missouri legislature to approve […]

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    St. Charles police offer $25,000 reward for serial killer’s gun

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Police are asking for your help to find a gun used in at least six murders. They are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of a serial killer. St. Charles City Police are still looking for the man who killed a young woman 24 years ago this May. He used a most unusual weapon that has been linked to five other murders. All along Interstate 70 in April and […]

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    Pregnant teacher found shot to death in Central West End

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are looking for a suspect in the murder of a young public school teacher and her unborn baby. Jocelyn Peters, 30, was found on Thursday dead of a gunshot wound. Police said Peters’ boyfriend discovered her unconscious lying in bed in her apartment, located in the 4200 block of West Pine. There were no signs of forced entry into Peters’ apartment and police did not find a […]

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    Community gathers to support suspended St. Louis officer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – As many as a thousand signatures have been gathered in support of a suspended St. Louis police captain. They will be delivered to the mayor and police chief in April. St. Louis City Alderwoman Dionne Flowers and other citizens from the Sixth Police District want to be sure the district’s commander is being treated fairly. They say Captain Ryan Cousins, who had held the district command for only four months, was making positive changes in their […]

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    Three homicide victims found in north St. Louis neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This is a story of dramatic contrasts. A $66 million dollar development effort that has added 326 new rental housing units along north Sarah just northwest of St. Louis University. But a block and a half away, vacant homes challenge the stability of property in the 4100 block of Enright. Wednesday morning police found two male gunshot victims, one inside 4129 Enright, and the other in the alley behind the vacant home. Police also discovered an […]

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    Local businessman safe after terrorist bombings in Brussels

    LAMBERT AIRPORT (KTVI) – A St. Louisan in Brussels on business this week believes he was about a mile away from the explosions at the airport and then an hour later a mile away from another terrorist attack at a subway station. Tom Tussey, an employee of salesforce.com a software company, was driving to his firm’s office at the Brussels airport complex for a meeting Tuesday morning when two explosions occurred in the terminal departure area. Tussey said “it seemed like […]

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    Woman dies in Madison County house fire

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Fire raced through a single story frame home near Granite City Monday morning taking the life of a middle aged woman. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire was concentrated in the front half of a home in the 1600 block of Courtney Boulevard just off Route 203. A woman who neighbors said is in her 80’s managed to get out, but her friend, about 55-years old, did not. Two volunteer fire departments […]

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    Jail escapee spotted in Union, Missouri

    UNION, MO (KTVI) – A 38-year-old man who escaped a Missouri jail earlier this week is still on the run, but authorities believe he’s been spotted in Union. According to police, Jason Mills, 38, was seen walking east on East State Street between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Police quickly mounted a search, stopping cars in downtown Union to check trunks and pickup beds for any sign of him. They say Mills knows the area. He was convicted of […]

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    McCaskill returns to work optimistic about her health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) is back at work after a three-week treatment for early-stage breast cancer. She jumped into an aggressive legislative schedule when she returned to the Capitol on Monday. During her sick leave, McCaskill said she saw a “real juxtaposition” between the political landscape and her immediate reality. “There was name-calling, ugliness, hatred, and division, and I was surrounded by people who were lifting me up,” she said. The Missouri Democrat said she received […]

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    Missouri voters showed intense interest in Tuesday’s primary

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri voters kept the nation in suspense last night as tallies for the Democratic and Republican Presidential Primary went well into Wednesday morning. Just a couple of tenths of one percent separated Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as well as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the Missouri Primary. The intense interest in primary will be appealing to the eventual nominees come fall, but the fact Missouri has only ten electoral votes means we may not […]