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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!

Recent Articles
  • Saturday marks the last day of 2014 Fair St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday is the last day for this year’s Fair St. Louis being held in Forest Park. Pleasant temperatures continued to make this a fair to remember and easy on visitors, volunteers, and performers. This is the first time the fair has been in Forest Park. Visitors are finding that there is more room to spread out. Shakespeare’s Glen had good crowds at the Parade Town stage Saturday and Art Hill was also full of blankets and […]

  • Water sports entertain Fair St. Louis crowds

    FOREST PARK (KTVI)- Wakeboarders and water skiers took to the waters of the Grand Basin for a special exhibition at Fair St. Louis. The Wake Challenge featured performances by Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club and the Midwest NightFly Wakeboarders.

  • Lots of sights, family-friendly fun at Fair St. Louis

    FOREST PARK (KTVI) – Crowds at Forest Park are taking advantage of the weather to celebrate the 4th of July in a historic setting — a city park that welcomed the World’s Fair 110 years ago. But there were new attractions Friday at Fair St. Louis on Art Hill.  Water athletics are not what you usually see at the foot of Art Hill.  Winter brings snow boarders, but the wonderful weather of July gave wakeboarders a chance to take over. […]

  • Miniature home stolen from Imperial parking lot

    IMPERIAL, MO (KTVI) – Jefferson County Sheriff deputies are looking for some house thieves. But not the kind who break in. They actually stole a miniature house mounted on a trailer. The 13 foot tall and 12 foot long house is a rolling display of the work done by an Imperial siding and roofing contractor. J H Exteriors kept its trademark parked on at its business in the 65-hundred block of Highway 61-67 in Imperial. Owner Josh Hudson said the […]

  • Woman in custody after man shot to death inside South County home

    AFFTON, MO (KTVI) – A woman is in custody and a man is dead after a shooting in south St. Louis County Sunday. According to police, a woman called them around 11:00am and said she had shot a man at a home on Pembroke Dr. No other details were immediately available. The investigation continues. Previous story:

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    Missing autistic teen found in Lemay

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – An autistic boy who left his home without his mother knowing was found wandering in the Lemay area of South St. Louis County Sunday afternoon. County Police responded to a call for a suspicious person at the Park Ridge Apartments in the 300 block of Kingston adjoining Jefferson Barracks County Park. He was unable to speak and had no identification. Police took him into protective custody but by five pm sought help from the […]

  • Police name person of interest in Cahokia homicide

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – Major Case Squad detectives released the name and a new photo of a man they describe as a “person of interest” in the shooting death of 45-year old Cassandra Holman in Cahokia early Friday. He is identified as Antrell Teen, who is in his 30s and known to the Overland, MO area. Investigators say he has a criminal record and is considered armed and dangerous. They still need to identify a woman wearing a Cardinal shirt […]

  • East Alton tenants face eviction after village buys rental property

    EAST ALTON, IL (KTVI)– Residents in an East Alton three family flat face eviction now that the village has purchased the property.   The tenants say previous landlords failed to keep the property up to code. The village wants to turn the land into an attractive green space since it is on a busy road leading to the heart of the town.  Officials are giving the seven tenants until August first to move out but they still have to pay the […]

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    Belleville man posing as photographer charged with child porn

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – St. Clair County authorities charged a Belleville man with creating child pornography and child sexual abuse Wednesday. 39-year-old Joseph E. Suggs of the 3400 block of Sheridan in Belleville is accused of four felony charges. Belleville Police responding to a complaint of suspicious activity at a vacant house found Suggs photographing two boys, ages 13 and 16. After acquiring search warrants they discovered hundreds of pornographic images of the teens on camera memory cards belonging to […]

  • Black bear spotted at Missouri Wal-Mart

    DE SOTO, MO (KTVI) – A bear is on the loose in De Soto and FOX2 cameras got a peek at the animal that’s had people in the area on the lookout all day. The black bear has been spotted in several areas near Highway 21. The bear is thought to be a young 2 year old male that has been in the De Soto area for a few days, leaving residents on edge and on high alert. The bear […]

  • Francis Howell won’t take any more Normandy students

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Normandy students who were attending the Francis Howell School District as transfers from their unaccredited district won’t be allowed to return in the fall. The Francis Howell School Board has decided to stop accepting “nonresident” tuition-paying students. The decision comes after Monday’s decision by the Missouri State Board of Education to reconstitute the Normandy District as the Normandy Schools Collaborative and eliminate its “unaccredited” status. Francis Howell issued a statement Friday saying that effectively removed “the […]

  • Missouri lawmakers split on new sales tax for transportation

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Smooth sailing on interstate highways is a big plus for tourists and for commerce are both important to our state’s good health. But, there is a real split among leaders in Missouri over a proposed three quarters of one percent sales tax hike for roads and transportation.   As a voter, the decision will be up to you. Missouri is split right down the middle over the question of approving a new sales tax for roads […]