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

  • Red Cross assisting residents of St. Ann high rise apartment fire

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 03:46pm, March 29, 2014

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – A fire at a high rise apartment in St. Ann Friday is still playing havoc...
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  • Former judge Mike Cook sentenced to 2 years

    Posted on: 5:49 am, March 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:00pm, March 28, 2014

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – A former St. Clair County judge is heading to prison for two years. Michael...
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  • Police on the lookout for teens staging fights for media attention

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– St. Louis city police are on the lookout for teens who are staging fights to get...
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  • Two men who died in Kansas tower collapse from St. Charles

    Posted on: 12:29 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    BLAINE, KS (KTVI) – Two employees of a St. Peters firm were killed Tuesday in a communications tower collapse on...
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  • School cuts in Granite City may not balance budget

    Posted on: 6:33 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI)– Granite City School District`s budget troubles have prompted the local teachers` union to lobby for a...
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  • St. Clair County issues no burn ban

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, March 23, 2014

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) –St. Clair County issued a ban on open burning Sunday in hopes of reducing brush...
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  • Billiken fans disappointed but not discouraged

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 04:15pm, March 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) –Saint Louis University basketball fans, hoping for an upset Saturday, crowded into the Billiken Club at Busch...
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  • Downtown businesses scoring big with NCAA Tournament fans

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The warm weather and NCAA Tournament made for a busy downtown Friday night. Businesses around the...
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  • Child located after woman steals car during dispute

    Posted on: 3:39 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 05:30pm, March 20, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Police have located a child after a woman allegedly drove off during a dispute with a...
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  • Bank robber tries to take his own life during police chase

    Posted on: 11:06 am, March 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:04pm, March 19, 2014

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A suspected bank robber shot himself in the head Wednesday morning as police closed in at...
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  • Normandy students rally to show support for district

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:03pm, March 13, 2014

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)– Normandy Middle School seventh graders organized a demonstration Thursday in support of their school district.  The noontime...
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  • Reward offered after heavy equipment stolen from business

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, March 12, 2014, by

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)–A thief put a small business owner out of business this week by stealing his heavy equipment. Arthur...
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