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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!


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    Businesses damaged following violence over Mike Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen who was shot by a Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30pm protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called. By 10pm,  St. Louis County Police had called for more assistance from all […]

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    Tensions still running high during Ferguson vigil for Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protests continue in the City of Ferguson as members of the community continue to voice their outrage over the police-involved shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Community members continued to gather and chant in preparation for an 8pm vigil for Mike Brown who was shot and killed Saturday night during an altercation with a Ferguson police officer. There are reports that the crowd was becoming unruly Sunday evening.  Witnesses tweeted photos and video of people blocking emergency […]

  • Anger over police shooting of teen prompts protests

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protesters chanted “no justice, no peace” as they stood outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday night following the shooting of a 18-year old by a police officer. Angered by what they believe was an unwarranted attack, several promised to organize daily protests until they receive what they believe to be justice. St. Louis County Police were immediately called in to handle the shooting investigation. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Saturday, “We do want this investigated fully […]

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    Teenager shot, killed in Ferguson apartment complex

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A shooting in Ferguson has tensions riding high between residents and police. Saturday afternoon, a police involved shooting occurred at the Canfield Green apartment complex in the 2900 block of Canfield. A teenager was shot and killed. An officer from the Ferguson Police Department was involved in the shooting. At the request of the Ferguson Police Department, the St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking over the investigation of the shooting. The police officer […]

  • Korean War veteran wants to save aging home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A Korean War veteran is determined to keep his home in north St. Louis even though part of it collapsed Friday. William Sutherlin was asleep in a front room and woke up to find fire trucks outside his house.  He said he did not realize a section of the west wall of his three story brick home had fallen to his neighbor’s driveway.  The 120 year old house is located  in the 4,500 block of Enright. […]

  • BBB warning parents about a St. Louis softball camp

    (KTVI) – There’s a warning from the St. Louis Better Business Bureau about the failure of a St. Louis business to refund payments after softball camps were cancelled from Texas to California. At a public park in St. Charles County, no one will be playing softball Thursday night and that’s the story for many high school softball players from Texas, to Illinois, to Oklahoma who had counted on working with college coaches at camps around the nation. The organizer, Andrew […]

  • Normandy parents seek help from judge

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A group of Normandy School District parents asked a St. Louis County Circuit judge Wednesday to allow their children to continue to attend schools in an accredited district while Normandy rebuilds under state supervision. The lawsuit speaks on behalf of students caught in a Catch -22.  They transferred to districts last fall and wanted to return, but school boards in Francis Howell, Pattonville, Ritenour and Ferguson-Florissant have refused to accept them for a second year. The […]

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    Dooley defeated in bid for 3rd full term

      ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Despite a stunning defeat in his bid for a third term, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley left with a smile on his face.  Dooley conceded the race to fellow Democrat Steve Stenger at ten PM Tuesday night.  He thanked his supporters and his wife and daughter. “The people of St. Louis County spoke.  I respect that,” he said as he wished Steve Stenger well and promised he would work to ease the transition to […]

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    Rick Stream nabs GOP nod in St. Louis County Executive primary

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – State Rep. Rick Stream of Kirkwood is faced Green Park Alderman Tony Pousosa to be the Republican Candidate for St. Louis County Executive. Both candidates hit the streets Tuesday to drum up more support for their ticket. But, Rick Stream came out ahead in the end. Missouri State Representative Rick Stream is completing his second term in the House of Representatives where he has managed the budget committee. He spent 30 years in budget and […]

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    Stenger ousts Dooley in Democratic St. Louis County Executive primary

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Voters went to the polls Tuesday for Missouri’s primary elections.  The most watched race is the Democratic Primary for St. Louis County Executive. Incumbent St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley battled Councilman Steve Stenger for one of the top posts in the area. Stenger defeated Dooley on Tuesday.  Dooley conceded to Stenger in a speech at his campaign watch party. The race was decided early in the evening with cheers coming from Steve Stenger’s […]

  • Argument at family reunion turns deadly in Blanchette Park

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – An argument turned fatal during a family reunion Saturday night at Blanchette Park on the north side of St. Charles City.  Police report it resulted in the murder of a 24-year-old man. It happened just before 7 pm in front of the Grove Restroom building and just yards  from picnickers.  A private party was underway at the park swimming pool half a block away. Lt. Michael Akers of St. Charles City Police Department said the […]

  • Police investigating officer involved shooting in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Illinois State Police are handling a shooting case involving a Granite City police officer. On Saturday, Granite City police responded to a fight inside a home at the 2400 block of Delmar. During the investigation, an officer confronted a suspect who at some point was shot by the officer. Several people were injured during the fight. Granite City police are investigating that. Illinois State Police will take over the police involved shooting investigation. The wounded […]