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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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Recent Articles
  • How to live a frugal life

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Could you and your family go a full year without buying a stitch of new clothes? That’s what one woman decided to do for her family but why and what did she learn along the way? Emily Hedlund is a film maker and blogger. She gave herself that challenge last June. She joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss her eye-opening experience! For more information visit: Through My Lens Blog:

  • The Thread airs this weekend on FOX 2

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Do you remember July 18th, 2014? That’s when FOX 2’s Tim Ezell said goodbye to St. Louis TV after more than 15 years. He left to pursue a higher calling. He must have heard his fans calling too because he stopped by to say hello! He brought his new TV pal Virginia Kerr to talk about their new show, The Thread.

  • This man shares a beautiful story about accepting the ‘ugly’ kid

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Kids are heading back to school. Have you spoken to them about bullying, acceptance and understanding?  Author and Motivational Speaker Robert Hoge has written a book called Ugly. It’s the story of what it’s like to grow up with a disability. Ugly is the account of Robert’s life from his birth to the arrival of his daughter. Robert was born with a large tumor on his forehead. His facial features were severely distorted and his legs were twisted and useless. According to […]

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters: The impact is infinite

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Did you know that Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri has been around since 1914. The organization helps to match young people with adult mentors. Nearly 1,600 youth are currently matched in one-on-one relationships; 1,000 more are waiting to be matched. Becky Hatter is the President and CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She  joined us at the FOX 2 studios with more about the program. For additional information visit:

  • Celebrate National Trail Mix Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Every day there’s something to celebrate. It seems every food and occasion is now getting their own day. Today is no exceptions. Happy “National Trail Mix Day!” Chef Kyle parks from Le’Cole Culenaire is here to talk about one of the healthiest snacks you can feel good about giving your kids. Nut Free Mix (for those with food allergies who still want to enjoy this snack) · Pumpkin seeds · Sunflower seeds · Dried cranberries · Shredded […]

  • Acupuncturist explains benefits of cupping

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-How many of you knew about Cupping before the Olympic Games in Rio? Cupping is the procedure that causes all those purple polka dots on the athletes, like swimmer Michael Phelps. It may be new to us, but cupping has been around for a long time. Michael Max is a license Acupuncturist from the Yong Kang Clinic talks about and demonstrate. For additional information visit: or

  • Mrs. Missouri discusses Sparrow’s Nest golf tournament Friday, Aug. 26

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- On June 18th, Mrs. Wentzville, Heather Kemper-Hussey became Mrs. Missouri. Now she will represent the Show-Me-State at the Mrs. America Pageant later this month in Las Vegas. Kemper-Hussey as well as Carissa Figgins, Founder and Executive Director of  The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with more! One of Mrs. Missouri’s missions is to bring awareness to teen pregnancy. That’s why she supports The Sparrows Nest, which is a shelter […]

  • Vascular diseases in the brain could be linked to Alzheimer’s

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A new study finds that blood vessel diseases, particularly in the brain, may be contributors to dementia including Alzheiher’s. One is called Cerebrovascular Disease. Dr. Arun Varadachary, Neurologist with Washington University, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with more on the study. For more information visit:

  • Saint Louis Art Fair to feature “The Art Hunter”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- With summertime winding down, that means the St. Louis Art Fair is right around the corner.There’s a new feature to the fair this year called “The Art Hunter.” Cindy Lerick from the art fair and “The Art Hunter,” Liz Lidgett joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with more! To learn more visit:

  • Expert explains effectiveness of sunscreen

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- We’re seeing some cloudy days and some really sunny days lately. You need your sunscreen for both kinds of days but what’s really working and what’s not? Dermatologist Dr. Madhavi Kandula clears it up for us. Top performing:  1. La Roche-Posay Anthellos 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk lotion 2. Pure Sun Defense SPF 50 lotion 3. Banana Boat SunComfort Continuous Spray SPF 50+ 4. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 5. No-Ad Sport SPF 50 lotion 6. Equate […]

  • In Your Neighborhood- Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- FOX 2 News in the Morning is In Your Neighborhood, Collinsville. John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton show us some hidden gems around the city! In Your Neighborhood- Catsup Bottle Festival   In Your Neighborhood- Willoughby Farm In Your Neighborhood- Historic Collinsville In Your Neighborhood- Cahokia Mounds In Your Neighborhood- Fairmount Park Racetrack In Your Neighborhood- A1 Party & Wedding Rental In Your Neighborhood- Willoughy Farm In Your Neighborhood- Spitito`s Italian Grocery In Your Neighborhood- Keller Farms In […]

  • One-on-one with Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Our morning show guest is no stranger to the spotlight and last night was no different. Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin was on the mound last night at the Cardinals game throwing out the 1st pitch. She also received a cake congratulating her on her recent graduation from New York University. Nastia is only one of four female gymnasts to become an Olympic “all around” champion. The St. Louis Sports Commission is hosting Nastia in St. Louis to […]