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My hometown is Niagara Falls, New York. I have a big family, and was born the 5th of 7 children. I previously worked in Buffalo, NY in radio and at WGRZ-TV as an Entertainment Reporter. I moved to St. Louis in the late 80’s. Since living in St. Louis, I’ve worked at Y-98 radio, KLOU Radio, KMOX Radio.

I started at KTVI in 1992 on a part-time basis and came on board full-time in 1994 in the Sports Department as a reporter. I was named Weekend Sports Anchor shortly afterwards. I’ve had the pleasure of covering the Blues during the Hull, Keenan, Gretzky era…the Cardinals during Mark McGwire’s Home Run Race and the Rams, from their arrival in St. Louis to two Super Bowl appearances.

I found a new home on the FOX 2 News in the Morning in the summer of 1999 and have been here ever since. In addition to anchoring the morning news between 5-7am, I also contribute to Contact 2, Fit on FOX , Missouri Lawyers Weekly, FOX Files reports, Rams Pre-season football and the American Idol Finals.
I am also proud to be the co-author of a children’s book called: “The Tooth Fairy Palace.” I wrote it with my daughter when she asked the question: “Mom, what does the Tooth Fairy do with the teeth after she takes them from under the pillow?”. It’s a fun story as well as some good advice and lessons for little ones regarding good dental health. For more information on the “Tooth Fairy Palace”, either e-mail Randi, or click on the sidebar Web link.

I love: My family, watching sports (especially football), golfing with my husband, bird watching (I’m a “bird-nerd”), my three golden retrievers, cat and fish pond, the color red, staying at home, veggies, goofy movies (favorite: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World), jamming to music, a good wine, laughing with friends, family dinners, being anywhere near a lake or ocean, quirky people, American Idol and naps.

I am also very active in various charitable organizations. I am proud to contribute my time as an emcee or host for many charitable events.

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    Warning signs for cardiac arrest

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  It was one of Fred Sanford’s signature moves, faking a heart attack. Heart attacks are certainly no laughing matter and may not be as evident as Fred’s symptoms. The fact is, 350,000 people die from heart attacks each year. Dr. Michael Lim, cardiologist with SLUCare and SSM Health SLU Hospital, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain.

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    12th Night starts Jan. 6 in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- 12th Night is upon us again! If it seems a bit early this year, you’re right, it is. Mike Ziemann from the Soulard Restoration Group explains why. He also tell us about this year’s activities. The reason for the fluctuating date of Mardi Gras goes back several centuries to when the Catholic Church established a fixed date for Christmas, but move-able dates for other religious holidays. Soulard is on the map when it comes to these types of celebrations. […]

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    8 foods that relieve joint pain

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Do you have painful, stiff joints? Are you blaming it on the weather? It could be what you’re eating. Dr. Rick Lehmanm, Orthopedic Surgeon with the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, gives us some suggestions to add to your diet. 8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain 1. Salmon Certain types of fish are rich in oils called omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats block inflammation and help relieve the morning stiffness and joint tenderness […]

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    Raw sewage continues to pump into Meramec River

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Crews are working to prevent the plant in Valley Park from also failing. Equipment has been moved out and sandbags have been placed. MSD says people should avoid all flood waters – not just those which may be contaminated with waste water. Executive Director, Brian Hoelscher joined us on Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain.  

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    Get your moments etched in time with Woof Works

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- You’re about to meet two of the smartest young people around. These two teenage brothers took an idea from the classroom to the business world and they’re helping area pet shelters too. Woof Works is a laser engraving company that puts images of your pet on practically anything! Co-Founders Alex and Sebastian Martin share their story and some great gift ideas! For more information visit

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    Carpe Diem Coworking: A new work space just for women

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The new film ‘Joy’ starring Jennifer Lawrence is the story if a woman who invented something, started her own business and then became very successful. Perhaps there’s a movie down the road for our next guests who have opened a new co-working space just for women! Jennifer Loeffel, owner of Carpe Diem Coworking, and Kate Brockmeyer joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with more.  

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    New blood test could help reduce cases of ovarian cancer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- There’s a new study out of the U.K. that says a simple blood test could help reduce cases of ovarian cancer by as much as 20 percent, potentially saving lives. Dr. Matthew Powell, Surgeon at Siteman Cancer Center joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain.

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    Psychology of Star Wars fans

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The nostalgia ‘Force’ is strong with ‘Star Wars’ fans Watching the Millennium Falcon soar across the screen again, or hearing the familiar sounds of a light-saber duel in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opening in theaters this week, is bound to evoke nostalgia for fans. What’s old is new again, reminding them of their first glimpse into the “Star Wars” universe, whether it was in 1977 or 2005. There’s a science behind why longtime franchises like […]

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    New teen drug and alcohol trend study

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- There is a new trend in teen drug and alcohol use. The use of alcohol and cigarettes are down but they’re using something else more frequently. Brandon Costerison, Public Awareness Specialist from the NCADA, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain.  

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    Toys for Tots fundraiser tonight at Ballpark Village

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- If you’re looking to give back this year and have a great time, we’ve got the event for you tonight at Ballpark Village! It benefits the Toys for Tots Toy Drive and one group of people has been getting together for 20 years to collect toys and have fun. Kevin Doll from Kegs for Kids as well as Gunnary Sergeant Jesse Verduzco from Toys for Tots, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with […]

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    Expert talks holidays and alcoholism triggers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Chances are you might be doing a little ‘tippin’ & sippin’ this holiday but how do you know when it’s more than  social drinking?  What are the triggers for alcoholism? Stephaninie Timko, Clinical Therapist with SSM Behavioral Health at Depaul tells us who is at risk this time of year. Things to remembers: • Have an escape plan by bringing your own vehicle or figure out the available public transportation near the holiday event that will […]

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    American Academy of Pediatrics issues new screening recommendations

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The next time your child goes to the doctor for a checkup, it may take some extra time as the American Academy of Pediatrics issues new screening recommendations. Dr. Matt Broom, Pediatrician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital joined us to talk about it. New guidelines: *Children ages 9-11 should be screen for high blood cholesterol levels. *Teens as young as 16-18 are advised to have HIV screening *Teeth *Depression *Drugs and alcohol For more information […]