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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!

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: betsey.bruce@tvstl.com


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    Republican gubernatorial candidates debate at FOX2

    (KTVI) – Four Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for Missouri governor tackled a wide range of issues Monday night in a live televised debate shown on FOX 2.  WDAF FOX 4 in Kansas City, a sister station, and the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch joined in sponsoring the debate. Two outsiders and two experienced officeholders are vying for the top of the state GOP ticket. Current Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, who has held that position for three terms, is the only potential […]

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    Police union says new video helps Stockley’s defense

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Police Officers Association is welcoming an independent video that shows what happened after then officer Jason Stockley shot and killed a man in 2011. He is now charged with first degree murder. The police union says the cell phone video might help Stockley’s defense. The video, which was given to our partners at the St. Louis Post Dispatch, had not been part of the ongoing four and a half year investigation. Why it had […]

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    FOX 2 to host Republican debate for Missouri Governor Monday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You can expect political debate here in Missouri to be heating up over the next two months. The statewide primary is August 2. That’s when voters will nominate candidates for five statewide offices along with one U.S. Senate seat and eight Congressional districts. FOX2 is hosting an hour long debate Monday June 6 at 7pm among the four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor. There has not been a Republican in the Missouri Governor’s […]

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    Divorced couple battles over future of frozen embryos in St. Louis court

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A historic court case over the future of two frozen embryos is now before the Missouri Court of Appeals. It is a dispute between a former husband and wife over whether or not the woman has the right to have their two frozen embryos implanted and brought to term. The couple already has two boys who grew from in vitro fertilization. A three panel judge from the Missouri Court of Appeals heard the arguments Wednesday […]

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    Teens playing with loaded gun, leads to one being shot in the ear

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A north St. Louis County teen was wounded Tuesday morning by a friend examining a loaded handgun. The accident happened inside the victim’s home in the 2000 block of Monk’s Hollow Drive. St. Louis County police report the 16-year-old was shot in the ear and possibly his hand. The weapon belonged to an adult. The teen was taken to DePaul Hospital for treatment while the other 16-year-old was transported to Saint Louis County’s Family […]

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    Police looking to public to solve Cahokia murder

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – Relatives and police working the Major Case Squad are urging anyone with information about the shooting of Lamondo Brown Saturday night in Cahokia to come forward. Brown, age 24, was the father of two children. His cousin, Ladonna Glasper said, “we don’t know who could have possibly wanted to hurt him.”  Members of the Major Case Squad have been looking for the killer since midnight on Saturday. Brown was seen on private surveillance video walking his […]

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    Financial services firm president faces jail term over DWI

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The 62-year-old owner of a local financial services firm faces a year in the St. Louis County Jail as a repeat offender with several drunk driving convictions. Gary Dean Siegfried, president of Siegfried Financial, was serving a two-year probation under a suspended execution of sentence order. Court records show he is now facing a hearing on his status. Siegfried was convicted of drunk driving in Madison County, Illinois and in St. Louis County. This spring, he […]

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    Belleville teen charged with murder of woman on Washington Ave

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 19-year-old from Belleville is being charged after a woman was shot and killed on Washington Avenue Sunday night; her car was stolen, and baby was found in the street. Ross Randolph, 19, is being charged with 1st degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.  Randolph turned himself into police Tuesday. Investigators said Brandi Hill, 21, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue […]

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    Woman found shot to death on Washington Avenue; two suspects at large

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A woman was shot and killed Sunday evening in downtown St. Louis. Police said the shooter left 21-year-old Brandi Hill’s body in the middle of the street and sped off with her infant child still inside the vehicle. Investigators said Hill, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue near 11th Street around 10:30 p.m. when two black men approached their vehicle on foot and demanded the keys to the car, a 2015 Dodge Challenger. The suspects opened […]

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    St. Louis City using Twitter to fulfill citizen complaints and requests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – How do you get a pothole fixed in St Louis City? Or notify the proper department when trash is spilling out of the dumpster? It’s not as difficult as you might expect. In fact, social media is speeding up the process in the city. Saint Louis city’s Citizens’ Service Bureau, a 25-year-old consumer complaint agency, is turning more and more to tools like Twitter and the Internet. The agency responds to 5,500 complaints a month […]

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    Family of man killed by St. Louis police 4 years ago want broader investigation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Just days after a former St Louis police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, his family is calling for an independent federal prosecutor to investigate possible cover-ups by the police department and city government. During a news conference Thursday on the steps of St. Louis City Hall, the group demanded to know why it took more than four years to file the criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reviewed […]

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    Major Case Squad activated for Fairview Heights homicide

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Area Major Case Squad detectives have an unusual murder case on their hands this week. It revolves around an attempted robbery of a Fairview Heights man. One of the suspects in the Tuesday night robbery was shot multiple times in a gunfight at the intended victim’s Ashley Drive Apartments; he later died. Police identified him as 26-year-old Sean J. Redd of Washington Park. A second suspect is in custody and was questioned on Wednesday. As […]