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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
  • Friends remember Braelynn French, hold softball benefit for family

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Just two weeks ago, little Braelynn French, just 2-years-old, lost her courageous battle with cancer. In her short life, Braelynn danced on home plate at a Cardinals game, met Mike Matheny, and sang songs with Kelly Clarkson. She touched many lives. On Saturday, June 6, friends and family are hosting the “Braelynn Strong Softball Charity Event” at the Bridgeton Athletic Complex at 13161 Taussig Road. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. All […]

  • Protecting yourself from seafood fraud

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- If you order halibut in a restaurant, are you getting halibut? If you buy tilapia in a store, is it really tilapia? Fish fraud is labeling a certain fish as one kind and actually serving something different. Ivy Magruder, Executive Chef and General Manager of Panorama Restaurant at the St. Louis Art Museum and Joan Stader, Co-Founder of Bona Fid Catch, tell us more.          

  • STLMoms: Health risks associated with grilling

    ST. LOUIS, MO (STLMoms)-Despite what the weather is doing, it’s time to get grilling! It’s also a great healthy way to eat, but if you’re a fan of well done meats, you might be running into some health risks. Jen McDaniel with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has more. For additional information visit: mcdanielnutrition.com

  • It’s time to add a ‘Little White Dress’ to your wardrobe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- We’ve all heard of the ‘Little Black Dress.’ It should be a wardrobe staple for everyone. But now, it’s the ‘Little White Dress’ that is on trend. Emily Zimmerman from St. Louis Premium Outlets tells us why you should add it to your wardrobe.    

  • Research says weak handshakes can predict heart disease

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- What’s in a handshake?  Plenty apparently, especially when it comes to your health.  New research shows a weak handshake can possibly predict heart disease. Chief of Cardiac Surgery at SLU. Dr. Richard Lee explains. According to Dr. Lee, for every 10 or so pounds of lost grip strength, people had a 16 percent higher risk of dying within the four years of any cause.  Lee says they were 17 percent more likely to die of heart […]

  • James Beard Award winner, Chef Gerard Craft on FOX 2

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- They are the Oscars of the food world and this guy, St. Louis Chef Gerard Craft became the 1st St. Louis Chef to win the coveted James Beard Award. He’s in very high demand, especially now but Gerard took time out of his busy rock star lifestyle to cook us up a meal FOX 2 News in the Morning! Gerard Craft’s latest concept, Porano Pasta + Gelato will be opening downtown later this summer. Here’s the […]

  • Swallow digital password pills to avoid cyber- crime

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- In this world of cyber- crime and identity theft, technology is constantly trying to stay ahead of the bad guys. Now they think they’ve got the answer by turning you into a cyborg, by swallowing a “password pill.” Scott Schaffer from Blade Technologies Inc. explains. For more information visit bladetechinc.com.

  • Whooping Cough vaccination problems

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- There recently was an outbreak of whooping cough in the state of Washington. Now a study shows there was a weakness in the vaccines given there. Where does that leave parent who want to protect their kids? Dr. Clark Kebodeaux from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy visits FOX 2 News in the Morning with more. For more information visit: stlcop.edu helppreventdisease.com/whooping

  • Lake Sturgeon making a comeback

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Something is happening in Missouri that biologists and fisherman have been waiting three decades for. It’s the return of Lake Sturgeon. Fisheries Management Biologist, Travis Moore explains.

  • Tim McGraw comes to St. Louis this summer

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Country Star Tim McGraw brings Shotgun Rider Tour to St. Louis Aug. 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre as a part of Bandana’s BBQ 2015 Country Mega Ticket. For more information on the concert or the Americas Diabetes Challenge, you can click the links for the websites.

  • The potential dangers behind e-cigarettes

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The use of e-cigarettes is way up, especially among teenagers. Now, a new study reveals the potential dangers associated with the use of e-cigs. Julie Weber, the director of the Missouri Poison Center, talks more about the difference between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes and the harm behind them. For more information, you can head to the Missouri Poison Control’s website.

  • Tacky Ball raises money for support dogs

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Support Dogs Inc. is a terrific organization that provides highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities. Ann Weinerth is the development director and Nadine Weinig is a dog trainer and they talk more about the organization and the Tacky Ball, an event to help raise money for the organization. Support Dogs Inc. Tacky Ball Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront 315 Chesnut Saturday, April 18th 6pm -11pm For more information on the Tacky Ball, you […]