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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
  • SWAT team handles neighbor dispute over fence after man pulls gun

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors in the 2200 block of Central Parkway in North St. Louis County were surprised to learn they slept through a police stand-off Thursday night into early Friday morning. St. Louis County police say 53-year-old Craig J. Smith barricaded himself inside his home for several hours before giving up about 3:30 AM.  He was wanted for threatening to shoot his neighbors with a semi-automatic hand gun just before midnight. A probable cause statement released by the […]

  • Man murdered in Granite City home; Daughter taken into custody

    (KTVI) – The daughter of an elderly Granite City man who was murdered early Thursday is in custody in connection with the killing.  The Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn said 82-year old Woodrow Dilday was killed with “blunt force trauma” to his head. Granite City police were called to a home in the 28-hundred block of Harding at 3:30 AM.  Assistant Police Chief Jeff Connor said officers quickly determined it was not a random crime and took the 54-year old […]

  • Proposed tax to fund billions in Missouri transportation projects

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A nearly $5 billion dollar wish list for Missouri road and transportation needs is now available to voters who must decide next month whether to raise the state’s sales tax by three quarters of a cent for ten years. The proposal, named Amendment Seven, will appear on the August 5th primary ballot. It will amend the state’s constitution. Missouri’s Department of Transportation worked with local governments to identify critical repair and expansion needs in our transportation […]

  • Traffic plus security cameras give law enforcement an edge at Fair St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fair St. Louis security is rather visible on the ground.  Security check points, police patrols and first aid stations manned by firefighters were easy to spot. What fair goers did not see was the unified effort by local first responders, the Missouri Department of Transportation and even the FBI.  The coordinated security plan put representatives from each agency in one mobile command trailer with access to multiple cameras scattered through the Forest Park fair site and […]

  • 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 […]