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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.


Recent Articles
  • St. Louis Cardinals announce promotional giveaway games

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI)  – The St. Louis Cardinals have already released their regular season schedule. But some Cardinal fans are waiting until the fan giveaway games are announced. Megan Sommer, manger of promotions and events for the Cardinals, has a lineup of some of the great things fans can take away this summer. You can check out the rest of the promotional schedule on the St. Louis Cardinals website.

  • Boys and Girls Club offers new opportunity for Ferguson youth

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – One way to help young people grow up to be productive citizens is to engage them when they are younger, like having an after-school activity such as the Boys and Girls Club. Dr. Flint Fowler, the president of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis reveals a new opportunity for the youth in Ferguson. To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis, visit bgcstl.org.

  • Why you should drink more water in winter

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We know that drinking water is a healthy option, but did you know it’s especially important during winter? Katie Lambert, a dietician with Barnes Jewish Hospital, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning with five reasons why you should be gulping more water in water: 1. Increase of water loss in winter 2. Healthier and brighter skin 3. Fight off the winter weight gain 4. Increase of energy 5. Improved digestion Five Tips to Help You […]

  • Differences between ‘winter blues’ and seasonal affective disorder

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – ‘‘This winter is bringing me down.” ‘‘I’ve got cabin fever.” You may have heard those two statements this winter, or even said them yourself. Do you have what is typically referred to as the ‘‘winter blues?” Or is it season affective disorder (SAD)? Jennifer Morgan from Morgan Counseling Services visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about the differences between the two, and how you can feel better.

  • Drunken Fish prepares for inaugural Stadium District Restaurant Week

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Ballpark Village will play host to the first annual Stadium District Restaurant Week, which begins Feb. 23-March 1. Attendees to this event will receive exclusively priced lunch and dinner menus at each participating restaurant, as well as a free gift card for a visit to each restaurant. The Drunken Fish at Ballpark Village is one of the 11 participating restaurants and they stopped by to show what will be on the menu at the inaugural […]

  • Take a trip to Cornerstone Bakery “Where bread begins”

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Cornerstone Bakery is a small, family-owned business owned and operated by Mokeer and Tisa Yisrael.  Because of their Sumerian decent, Mokeer and Tisa celebrate a heritage dating back more than 5,000 years.  Mokeer joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to talk about the origin behind their Florissant, Missouri location. The bakery offers an wide variety of cakes, bread, and other freshly baked goods. Their menu selection changes daily. Cornerstone Bakery is located at […]

  • Cabela’s new clothing line for women of all ages

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI)  – With women taking a more active role in outdoor activities, they look for clothing that is stylish and fit. Cabela’s outwear is waterproof, yet breathable, for a two-way stretch fabric that enhances mobility. The brand new outwear line is called ‘OutfitHER.’ Laura Gray shows off the new line that is suited for children, teens and adults.

  • Chinese New Year Cuizine

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – The Chinese New Year begins today and to celebrate, Chef Paul Strautmann from the Brentwood P.F. Chang’s will demonstrate how to make different Asian dishes.

  • How to throw a pitch like a pro

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training today, which means baseball is right around the corner. So dust off the old baseball mitt and grab a ball, because the coaches from All-Star Performance will show you how to throw a pitch like a St. Louis Cardinal.   All-Star Performance 1000 Camera Ave Crestwood, Mo. (314) 394-1495 All-Starperformance.net  

  • Dogs can detect your emotions

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Are you and your dog on the same emotional wavelength? It may sound like a strange question, but there is science to back up the claim that your dog can actually pick up on your emotions. Dr. Stu Robon is a veterinarian with Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital in Wildwood and he is here to talk about how much your dog knows.

  • 50 Shades of Grey Wine

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Fans of the book and the film Fifty Shades of Grey are sure showing their support. Even before the film hit theaters there was Fifty Shades of Grey Wine. Ron Roy is the co-founder of ‘Wines That Rock’ who brought you wines with The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead Pink Floyd and now this. He joined FOX 2’s Randi Naughton with more. For additional information visit: Winesthatrock.com & Fiftyshadeswine.com

  • Spring home-buying season almost upon us

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There may be snow on the ground, but it’s time to think spring when it comes to real estate. February kicked off the spring home-buying season, and Kelly Hager of Kelly Hager Group Real Estate visited Fox 2 News in the Morning with good news for buyers and sellers. She talks to Randi Naughton about low interest rates in the area, an increase in housing sales, flash sales, and if we’re in a buyers or sellers […]