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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
  • What does drinking do to your sleep pattern?

    CLAYTON, MO – Did you have a few beers watching the big football games Sunday? How well did you sleep that night? Dr. Joseph Ojile from the Clayton Sleep Institute stops by Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain how those beverages can disrupt your sleep.

  • Green Dining Alliance

    ST. LOUIS – We’ve heard the term “locally sourced” with restaurants, but many area restaurants are taking it further with the Green Dining Alliance? Olivia Engel, program coordinator for Green Dining Alliance, and A.J. Benga, the executive sous chef for Baileys’ Restaurants, visit Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain what the group stands for and how other restaurants can join their cause.

  • Fertility treatments now low-risk procedures

    ST. LOUIS – Fertility treatments are growing safer in the United States, according to a new study. It’s now considered a low-risk procedure. Is it due to new medical advances or better knowledge on the part of doctors like Elan Simckes of the Fertility Partnership? Simckes visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the risks that are no longer an issue, as well as less invasive treatments.

  • ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Several events around town are kicking off the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Several local schools have programs today about the civil rights leader, and SLU hosts its fourth annual memorial tribute to Dr. King at 8:30 a.m. at the Busch Student Center. The keynote speaker is the senior pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and tonight at 7 p.m. at the art museum, there’s a freedom celebration marking the 50th […]

  • St. Louis Premium Outlets staple pieces for 2015

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- January is the best time of the year to clean out that closet and start fresh. Emily Zimmerman with St. Louis Premium Outlets stopped by to showcase handful of staple pieces that you can wear a variety of ways throughout the whole year.

  • Alive Magazine ‘Cash + Carry’ sale

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Alive Magazine is once again presenting their ‘Cash and Carry’ sale. It’s a chance for some of the area’s finest boutiques to clear out some inventory and a chance for you to get some of the sickest shopping deals around. Sarah Garlich, the owner of Cha boutique on Clayton Road in Ladue stopped by to show off some of the items she’ll be providing for the sale. ALIVE Magazine presents Cash + Carry Jan. 30 and […]

  • Risks associated with daily Aspirin intake

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-  If you are taking aspirin on a daily basis to prevent heart attack and stroke,  there are a few things you need to know. Dr. Michael Lim, SLU Hospital Cardiologist explains. A new study showed that one in 10 of people didn’t need to take the over-the-counter drug because their risk of developing heart disease was too low to warrant a daily Aspirin regimen. Experts say risks associated with  daily Aspirin intake can include stroke caused […]

  • Top food of the year is…

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – What food was everyone raving about last year? Kale, right? Kale salad, kale chips, you name it. While we love kale and its benefits, there’s another food you need to revisit this year – cauliflower. Carol Hurst from Olde Town Spice Shoppe on Old Main Street in St. Charles visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about the new “it” food for 2015.    

  • Which fitness band is best for you?

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Did you get a fitness bands as a holiday gift, or are you thinking of buying one? Which one does a better job at tracking your activity? Researchers at SIU-Edwardsville asked the same question and compared some of the most popular fitness bands. Bryan Smith, a professor of kinesiology and health education at SIUE, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning with the results of this study.

  • Ryan Ferguson writes fitness, exercise book

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Imagine being imprisoned 10 years for a crime you didn’t commit. Ryan Ferguson was wrongly convicted and locked away for the murder of a Columbia, Missouri newspaper editor. While in prison, Ferguson had to do something to preserve his mind and body while holding out hope for his appeals, so he developed a health and fitness plan to stay sharp. Since his exoneration in November 2013, Ferguson completed a health and fitness book, Stronger, Faster, Smarter: […]

  • Holiday debt hangover

    ST. LOUIS – The holidays are over and the decorations are down, now it’s time to experience another annual event: holiday bills. Did you bite off more than you could chew? Don Chamberlin, CEO of the financial advising firm Chamberlin Group, is here to talk about those “holiday hangovers” and we’re not talking about having too much egg nog. Chamberlin talks about the five ways you can get back on the positive financial track.

  • Project ‘Forest Park Forever’

    (KTVI)- Have you ever pulled up to the intersection of Clayton and Skinker and Oakland at I-64/40 and McCausland, you know where the big Amoco sign is? If so you would probably agree that  it can be confusing. Don’t fret, some improvements are on the way. Lesley Hoffarth from Forest Park Forever tells us what’s going to be different. Changes to improve access to the park at its southwestern corner are coming soon. A $200,000 gift from the Bernoudy Foundation, […]