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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    Missouri legislature fails to override Nixon’s veto of Right To Work

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Supporters of a right to work law for Missouri fell 13 votes short of overriding Governor Jay Nixon’s veto Wednesday. Lawmakers on both sides of the issue say they were under intense pressure to change their vote. But supporters picked up only four additional votes after a summer of lobbying. They needed 109 votes to reach the two-thirds majority necessary to override a veto. Consequently the measure died and did not move on to the […]

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    Family speaks about the death of South St. Louis woman

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis city police continue to call the death of a south city woman suspicious rather than a murder. The body of Kelli Pound was found before 8 am Monday in the 8200 block of Alabama. It is a busy street just north of the River Des Peres.  The contents of her purse were dumped nearby and her cell phone is missing. Police hope to track down the phone. Her son worries she may have collapsed […]

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    GOP White House hopefuls bring debate to St. Louis

    EDMUNDSON, MO (KTVI) -Conservative activists from around the nation had a close up look at six of the Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls during a gathering in St. Louis this weekend. All 17 of the Republican candidates were invited to attend the St. Louis based Eagle Forum’s Eagle Council. On Friday, former Texas governor Rick Perry made news during his speech when he became the first of the candidates to announce he was suspending his bid for the White House. Saturday afternoon […]

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    Candidates at Eagle Forum surprised by Rick Perry’s announcement in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Eagle Forum Group founded by St. Louisan Phyllis Schlafly is known to draw national political figures eager to reach conservative activists. No one was expecting to be the center of a breaking national news story. Governor Perry announced he was leaving the race for the republican presidential nomination at the end of a patriotic and reflective speech. “I step aside knowing our party is in good hands as long as we listen to the […]

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    Mystery over why Hillsboro school board members resigned

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Debate continues in Hillsboro over how best to accommodate a male student who identifies as a female. But school board members who gave up their elected positions Thursday gave no indication that controversy influenced their decisions. There’s been intense media attention on Hillsboro High School for several weeks as the school district works to protect both the privacy and freedom of expression rights of all students. Some parents feel the school board has made decisions […]

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    U.S. defense secretary looks for cutting edge technology in St. Louis this week

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The U.S Defense Department is looking for game changing high tech products that will help improve national security.  That search is going on in St. Louis this week. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter spent Wednesday morning at Boeing learning about the company’s latest innovative concepts.  He then opened his department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency technology forum underway this week at the St. Louis America’s Center Convention complex. Speaking to about 100 Boeing line workers Carter praised […]

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    Maplewood to hear bill on letting residents rent homes or rooms on home-sharing websites

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Maplewood wants to clamp down on residents that want to open their homes to vacation renters on home sharing websites like Airbnb.  Airbnb matches homeowners with spare bedrooms with people looking for lodging while in a city for vacation or business. The city says it doesn’t want homeowners to start acting like hotels and is concerned over the potential of unsavory strangers or criminals potentially using such websites. Betsey Bruce has the story.

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    Father of 16-year-old shot and killed in home intrusion speaks out

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The father of a teen killed by an 11-year-old Thursday in North St. Louis County is questioning the police version that the teen was an intruder. St. Louis County police continue to investigate the shooting in the 10700 block of Hallwood.  Some neighbors told FOX 2 News the 11- year-old had showed off the gun and pointed it at residents. Willie Streeter-el said Saturday he was told the child had called his son to […]

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    Bridgeton residents call for action on radioactive contamination concerns

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Activists worried about the radioactive waste in both Coldwater Creek and the Westlake Landfill in Bridgeton are calling for action. New reports released by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster show radiological contamination in trees outside the landfill boundaries. Koster is suing the landfill owner. The owners of the burning landfill, Republic Services, dispute the sense of urgency expressed by the attorney general. Long time activists, who have been trying to get the federal government to clean up the waste in […]

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    Gov. Jay Nixon weighs in on new St. Louis NFL stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talked about the latest plans for the new football stadium on the riverfront. NFL owner meetings will be held next month. The stadium task force is marshaling all the support it can for a nearly $1 billion dollar new stadium proposal. Fans are invited to a pep rally at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis before the Rams face the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night. But so far, some […]

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    New legionnaires’ death said to be unrelated to veterans’ home outbreak

    QUNICY, IL (KTVI) – On top of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Quincy, IL veterans home, Illinois health authorities now report four confirmed cases that include one death among community members.  To date there is nothing that links them to the veterans’ home cases. That has added to the workload for dozens of local, state and national health experts working to pinpoint the cause of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois State Veterans’ Home in Quincy.  Seven people […]

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    Trail camera captures stranger roaming subdivisions

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department added extra patrols to several neighborhoods after a young shirtless white male was seen walking on lawns and coming up to houses. A photo of the man was captured by a wildlife trail camera along Burning Tree Lane outside Festus. Two detectives are working a nearby house break-in in the 3900 block of Highway P outside Hematite. That occurred on Wednesday during the daytime the same day when the mystery man […]