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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    Fight caught on video, sends teen with serious head injury to hospital

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A teenage boy is in intensive care after a classmate attacked him in a hallway at the Washington, Missouri public high school. The incident happened Monday as students were leaving for the day. The parents of 16-year-old Seth Kloppe are at his bedside at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  His mother says he has bleeding on the brain. She gave FOX 2cell phone video of the attack which we will show you with the warning it […]

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    Ferguson swears in new police chief

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson’s new police chief plans to spend plenty of time listening to residents in the coming months.  Delrish Moss was sworn in as Ferguson’s new chief during a ceremony Monday afternoon at the city’s community center. He comes to the job with 32 years of experience on the Miami police force. His most recent assignment was supervising the Miami department’s public information community relations sections. Moss, who experienced negative contacts with Miami police as a teenager, said […]

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    Police stop bank robbery suspect driving wrong way on I-270

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  A suspected bank robber fled police Thursday afternoon. He drove from Clayton through St. Louis City and into south St. Louis County. Once he left Interstate 55, he proceeded to travel north on I-270, the wrong way. The robbery took place at Simmons Bank, just across Clayton road from the Galleria Shopping Center.  Officers were on the scene minutes after the robbery. The receptionist at a hair salon across the lobby from the bank said […]

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    Missouri GOP party faces challenge uniting party behind Trump

    CREVE COEUR (KTIV) – Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana has brought a new reality to the decisions that will be made by Missouri’s Republican Party.  Wednesday party leaders began moving to unify the state party behind a Trump candidacy. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Texas Senator Ted Cruz had received considerable financial support from Missouri Republican donors and some members of the state party committee. GOP committeeman Chris Howard said it had been one of the most divisive campaigns […]

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    Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visit Fort Leonard Wood

    ST. ROBERT,  MO (KTVI) – First Lady Michelle Obama and Doctor Jill Biden visited Fort Leonard Wood on Tuesday. Their stop was one of several stops on military bases across the country to celebrate the anniversary of Joining Forces, which the two women started five years ago and which calls on all Americans, in both the public and private sectors, to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through employment, education, and wellness opportunities. They were joined by Reading Rainbow […]

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    St. Louis city investigating terror attack prank

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An 18-year-old south St. Louis man, who police say was dressed in an Arab sheikh costume, is facing a possible peace disturbance charge. This comes after what appeared to be a prank terrorist attack against a woman standing on the corner of Hampton and Nottingham Tuesday evening. The costumed suspect jumped out of a car and threw a backpack at a woman. He then fled with two other men in the car. Video of a similar […]

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    Lawsuit claims Missouri redrew congressional districts to protect incumbents

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis County man is asking a federal judge to redraw Missouri’s eight congressional district maps. Paul Berry III, who is a candidate for the First Congressional District Republican nomination, argued in court Friday the district boundaries violate the state and federal Constitutions. Barry, an African-American, told Judge John Ross the Missouri Legislature used race statistics to create the First Congressional District boundary and that impacted other district maps across the state. He […]

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    First Robotics Competition at Edward Jones Dome

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – High-energy kids with big dreams are packing America’s Center, the Edward Jones Dome, and Union Station this week to participate in the FIRST Robotics Championship. The 20,000 young people, grades three through 12, come from 43 nations with their student-built robots. They will be competing through Saturday afternoon. The competition is designed to foster student interest in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as the ability to work on a team. Teams work […]

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    Cahokia toddler recovering after being hit by 77-year-old driver

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A toddler is recovering tonight after being hit by a car Thursday afternoon. The boy’s mother is upset, saying drivers must take more care around children. Cahokia police issued two citations against a 77-year old female driver from Smithton. She was ticketed for failing to slow down to avoid an accident and for a stop sign violation. Police say they have issued many tickets in the neighborhood for drivers running stop signs and speeding. The accident […]

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    St. Louis County election officials grilled over election failures

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Tough talk in Jefferson City Wednesday as members of the Missouri House of Representatives demanded to know why St. Louis County voters faced a shortage of ballots at 60 polling places last week. The county’s Republican and Democratic election directors appeared at a public hearing in the state capital. They explained problems during the set-up for Missouri’s presidential primary on March 15 delayed preparation for the April 5 municipal election. Two court orders requiring election officials […]

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    Power struggle erupts at Eagle Forum

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A dispute over the future direction of Phyllis Schlafly’s conservative Eagle Forum group surfaced this week. The Clayton based Eagle Forum has been Schlafly’s microphone for conservative Republican causes for decades. Six board members for the political arm of Eagle Forum, including Schlafly’s daughter Anne Schlafly Cori, moved to oust the new president Ed Martin. Cori said it was a question of Martin’s leadership. Schlafly hired Martin in January 2015 to be president of both the […]

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    Investigation continues for fatal accident on Highway 141

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Saturday afternoon just after 2 pm.  The accident happened at Highway 141 and Burgundy, as one vehicle was making a left turn onto Burgundy from a southbound lane on 141. A vehicle traveling north on Highway 141 struck the turning vehicle ejecting 2 females ages 26 and 20-years-old.  The 26-year-old Ebony Franklin of Florissant died at the scene and the other victim was […]