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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
  • County prosecutor says Michael Brown case will go to a grand jury

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – It’s now been one week since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer in the Canfield Green apartment complex. In that time precious little has been said about the investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch is on record says that his office is reviewing all relevant information, evidence and witnesses to the shooting. But that has done little to calm the residents of Ferguson who again demanded […]

  • Questions remain for new police leadership in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Questions remain the day after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson.  In fact, the governor warned this journey could still be bumpy. It is peaceful in the heart of Ferguson.  Protestors are chanting and holding signs but not impeding traffic. Officials have been speaking to media and to some citizens throughout the day.  Critics including the St. Louis County Police Officers Association  tell us last night was […]

  • Some law enforcement officers disagree with new tactics

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – 24 hours after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of security in Ferguson, questions remain.  In fact the governor warned Friday this journey could still be bumpy. Rush hour proved peaceful in the heart of Ferguson.  Protestors stood across the street from the police department chanting and holding signs but not impeding traffic. Gov. Nixon, Highway Patrol Commander Ron Replogle and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson answered questions from the news […]

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    MHP Captain Ron Johnson takes charge in Ferguson: “I got a big dog in this fight”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There has been a change in command and a former North St. Louis County resident is now leading the policing in Ferguson. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said he’s from North County and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.  Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Johnson lead demonstrators as they marched to the now infamous QuikTrip that was torched late Sunday night by vandals. With the eyes of the world watching, Missouri Governor Jay […]

  • Striking contrast at Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors wielding bullhorns and challenging the  line of police in riot gear were  not the only demonstrators on West Florissant Wednesday evening. Members of a local Ferguson church brought in a band on a flatbed truck about six thirty.  The lively gospel music quickly drew some protestors away from the police line.  They sang and danced in the street praising Jesus and calling for peace in their town. It sounded like a revival.  Pastor Marquaelle Futrell […]

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    Tear gas disperses demonstrators in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Tactical units and other law enforcement agencies have deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd at West Florissant near the burned out QuikTrip in Ferguson. The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and […]

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    Protesters pushed from Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and Chambers Road began throwing objects at police officers. Fearing for the safety of the officers police responded with tear gas and concussion grenades to push […]

  • Ferguson asks protesters to restrict demonstrations to the daytime

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The City of Ferguson is asking demonstrators to disperse before dusk.   The last three nights of demonstrations have turned violent after the sun went down.  Now, the city would like those who wish to hold peaceful protests to restrict their activities to daylight hours. The city says people are co-opting the Mike Brown protests and turning them violent.  They have been able to do so during the evening hours. The city says, “These events are […]

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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 […]