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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
  • New protests in Clayton after no indictment in New York City police case

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Renewed protests tonight in Clayton after a New York City Grand Jury refused to issue an indictment in the choke hold death of a black man.  Video shows a white police officer on top of the man who was suspected of selling cigarettes illegally.  The NYC Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide. A group of clergy and church based community organizers marched through Clayton just as office employees were heading home.  Some of the […]

  • Protestors shutdown several malls in St. Louis area on Black Friday

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Demonstrators boycotting Black Friday targeted several malls in the St. Louis area Friday afternoon. The movement was organized on social media using the hashtags #NotOneDime, #Blacklivesmatter and #Stlblackfriday. It all began on Twitter with messages to meet at Shaw Park in Clayton at 11:30 am.  Several dozen arrived, watched by police.  Then they got their instructions to head to the Galleria Mall. Word spread, just go and get inside the Galleria any way you can.  It […]

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    Volunteers feed National Guard, police this Thanksgiving

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)– Several thousand Missouri National Guard troops are away from their families this Thanksgiving and on duty in the St. Louis area. But they were not forgotten. Volunteers showed up at various command centers to help feed both guard members and police. In Jennings, four young friends whose families share Thanksgiving dinner brought hot chocolate to soldiers working at the unified command. Governor Jay Nixon also shared a private meal with some of the guard members today.

  • Ferguson police chief speaks out over lack of National Guard help Monday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is trying to find out why National Guard troops were not deployed to his city ahead of the Monday night grand jury decision announcement.  He learned the Guard would not be on duty the first week in November. “I asked what caused the decision, the change in mission, but I wasn’t able to get an answer,” he said. Dozens of Ferguson and Dellwood businesses were damaged or destroyed Monday night as […]

  • Police face protesters with restraint and patience

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – Night after night, police officers facing angry protestors have held their tempers despite a barrage of epithets as well as bottles, rocks and batteries thrown at them. The police men and women have won praise from their commanders and their relatives who understand the stress they are under. “We are so proud of how much restraint they display,” said the spokeswoman for the St. Louis Police Wives Association.  Social media that carries unedited video of protests […]

  • Clayton awaits grand jury announcement

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – All is quiet for now in Clayton, as police, media and a few protesters await the 8 pm Brown grand jury announcement. With exception of Missouri National Guard troops arriving in Clayton, few people are in the area designated for protesters outside the St. Louis County Justice Center.

  • Unified command believes reaching out to protest group will pay off

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County grand jurors return to work Monday on the Michael Brown shooting case.  A source inside county government told FOX 2 they did not complete deliberations in the case Friday and will resume on Monday. Law enforcement leaders from the Unified Command believe the time they have spent talking to protest groups will pay off. “There will be continuous dialogue from the highest level to the people on the street ..  so if things […]

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    Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

    FERGUSON, Missouri  –FOX 2’s Betsey Bruce has confirmed from St. Louis County government source that the Michael Brown grand jury will resume deliberations on Monday. Anticipating a grand jury decision at any moment, more businesses boarded up their doors and windows and residents hunkered down in their homes on two of Ferguson’s main roads. On Saturday, the city learned it will have to wait a little more. The grand jury convened on Friday, but did not reach a decision, federal […]

  • Peace rally for Michael Brown held at Harris Stowe State University

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The nation is waiting for word from the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case. Local leaders are asking people to act peacefully when the decision is released. The FBI has nearly 100 additional agents in the area to help local law enforcement prepare for possible unrest. Protestors also rallying for peace. Young people looking for a way to make a difference after the Michael Brown shooting gathered at Harris Stowe State University for […]

  • Cars stolen after drivers leave them running

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) — Thursday’s early morning chill cost three drivers their vehicles in St. Louis County. Police say each had started their car to warm it up and left the keys in the ignition while they went back inside their house. St. Louis County Police say it is a common crime especially when the weather is particularly cold or hot. The cars were stolen from homes on Weber Trail Drive in Affton, Claudine in Spanish Lake and Vallette […]

  • Mayor Slay says National Guard will only play a support role

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking Governor Jay Nixon to provide 400 members of the Missouri National Guard to help protect the city during anticipated protests following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. “As long as they are in the city of St. Louis my understanding is they will be armed, they will be in uniform as I understand it. But as I said they are not going to be out there […]

  • County officials explain why they ran out of paper ballots Election Day

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County election officials ordered 30,000 extra blank ballots on Election Day Nov. 4 and had them flown to St. Louis from a firm in the state of Kansas.  The cost to taxpayers was $4,675 including $2,875 for the charter flight. A shortage of paper ballots prompted the decision. 57 county precincts ran low on paper ballots that day according to Election Board Director Rita Heard Days.  She told the St. Louis County Election Commissioners […]