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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    Missing Eureka man’s body found in St. Louis City shed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 24-year-old Eureka man who had been missing for one month has been found dead. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Adams’ body was found Thursday around 12:10 p.m. inside a shed in the 4000 block of Taft Avenue in the Bevo neighborhood. Recently the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department put out a missing person’s notice for the man. The family of Tyler Adams had reported him missing in early December. The family had […]

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    Police remind motorists not to leave vehicles running for heating

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – What is the easiest way for a thief to steal your car? Just leave it running unattended tomorrow morning. St Louis police reported more than 50 cars left idling and unattended have already been stolen in 2016. That’s what happened Thursday morning at a QuikTrip gas station in Overland. A man left his Chevy Tahoe SUV unlocked and running when he went inside to pay for gas. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. University City […]

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    Gov. Nixon gives last State of the State address

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The latest on developments Wednesday during Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address (all times local): 9 p.m. Republican lawmakers say Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address outlined unrealistic spending proposals and ignored specific steps to improve Missouri’s economy. In a news conference Wednesday evening after Nixon’s eighth and final annual address, House Speaker Todd Richardson said Nixon’s speech was more of a victory lap than a proposal to move Missouri forward. […]

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    Nixon to address Missouri lawmakers in final State of State

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is set to unveil his legislative agenda for his final year as the state’s top executive. Nixon’s is scheduled to give his last State of the State speech on Wednesday night. In it, he will outline his recommended spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. This year’s legislative session is Nixon’s last before he leaves office in January 2017. He first was elected governor in 2008. He’s […]

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    Assisted living center gets portable heaters until boiler is fixed

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – The owners of a state licensed residential facility serving disabled veterans are working to repair a broken boiler.  In the meantime, forced air heaters are being used to keep the University City facility warm. Monday several people identifying themselves as residents at the Arbor Health Center contacted FOX2 to complain that there was no heat in the living areas at the facility. But on Tuesday a visit to Arbor Health showed window units called PTAKS […]

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    Police identify 14-year-old killed in north city

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have identified a person of interest tied to Sunday’s shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in a north city neighborhood.  A 14-year-old black male has turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. According to Schron Jackson, a police spokeswoman, the shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Patton, located in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. The victim, identified as Jamayha Luss, was at her friend’s house […]

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    Clerk defends store in shootout caught on camera; police search for robber

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Would-be robbers should avoid a convenience shop on Cherokee in south St. Louis. It is operated by a couple who came to the U.S. as refugees from Laos. Sone Maniphonh refuses to give-up or give-in to holdup men. On January 4, she faced an assault from a gun-toting man for the second time in just over three years. The man entered her store, Asian World Market, threatened her with a gun and demanded cash. Surveillance […]

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    Relief for flood victims

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Area flood victims are getting immediate help from a variety of local charities and faith-based groups this week. Emergency housing, food and water, as well as legal and insurance services, are available. Those in need can call 2-1-1 at any time for help. They can also go in person Friday and Saturday to a multi-agency resource center where more than 20 organizations will be on hand to provide assistance. United Way, the Red Cross, Catholic Charities, […]

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    Push in Jefferson City to cap revenue cities and town can collect from fines

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – “Stop shaking down citizens and using them like an ATM. “That’s the message from Glendale Republican State Senator Eric Schmitt. Schmitt is sponsoring legislation this winter to limit the revenue from traffic tickets and code violation fines towns and cities may use for government expenditures.   Senate Bill 572 follows the success Schmitt had last year with the Senate Bill 5 to reform what he called a broken municipal court system. He and other critics worry […]

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    Missouri legislators still upset over not voting on tax dollars for proposed NFL stadium

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Republican efforts in Jefferson City to block the use of Missouri tax dollars for a new St. Louis stadium without a public or legislative vote moved ahead Tuesday. A public hearing on Senate Bill 580 took testimony from the bill’s sponsor and a long time critic of state financing for stadiums. Former Democratic state representative Jeanette Mott Oxford joined with Republican bill sponsor Senator Rob Schaaf in advocating either a public or a legislative vote […]

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    Developer investing $100 million to transform St. Louis Union Station with new hotel and ferris wheel

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The success of the holiday Polar Express train trip from St. Louis Union Station is the inspiration behind the new renovation plans for the nearly 125 year old railroad station. The public’s love of trains and the history surrounding Union Station at 18th and Market will be evident in the $100 million development planned by Lodging Hospitality Management and Groundswell Design Group of Philadelphia, PA. Part of the shopping area will be turned into train themed […]

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    Police warn about scam artists targeting flood victims

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – There is plenty of donated help available for area flood victims in Eureka. An alert is on for scam artists, and out of town repair crews, who are soliciting business. The flood damaged 79 Eureka homes and many more in Union, Pacific and Arnold. residents and business owners are eager to move on with their lives. They may be tempted to hire the first crew that shows up or to give out personal information thinking they are […]