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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
  • Cooking with Ballpark Village Executive Chef Chris Summers

    (KTVI)- If you’ve visited Ballpark Village and had some of the food then you know there’s lots to choose from. Chris Summers, Executive Chef at FOX Sports Midwest Live and Tengo Hambre shows us how to roll their perfect burritos. The Cardinals are set to come back in town for a long home stand, so there will be plenty of chances for you to indulge in their great food! If you’d like more information visit: stlballparkvillage.com    

  • Alderman Antonio French on social media, crisis in Ferguson

    (KTVI)- If you’re following the crisis in Ferguson on social media, there is no doubt that you’ve seen that 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French has been very active over the past few days, with photos, vine videos and first hand accounts of what’s going on. French talks about the latest developments surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the role social media is playing when it comes to coverage. If you’d like more information on the crisis and how […]

  • Criminologist conducted study on police shootings in St. Louis

    (KTVI)- The crisis in Ferguson is a very fluid situation what is changing day by day. David Klinger is one of the nation’s foremost experts on police shootings.  Klinger is a former police officer and currently a Criminologist at UMSL. In 2012, he conducted a study on police shootings in the city of St. Louis. He explains. For more information visit: Shooting an unarmed suspect could be justified, according to the law Editorial: Michael Brown and disparity of due process […]

  • James Clark of Better Family Life reacts to violence in, around Ferguson

    (KTVI)- Amidst the violence, looting and outrage, cooler heads prevail.  James Clark with Better Family Life sends a message to the communities who are still feeling rage following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Better Family Life is the community outreach group that transforms at-risk individuals and reclaims high-crime communities. Better Family Life Community Outreach 5415 Page Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112 Phone: (314) 381-8200 For more information visit: betterfamilylife.org  

  • “Dazzle Defender” to help stop sexual assaults

    (KTVI)- Sexual assaults on college campuses has been in the news a lot lately. In fact, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge to adopt new measures for reporting sexual assaults on college campuses. Brooke Scott, a mother from Mountain Grove, Missouri, has developed her own defense called”Dazzle Defender”. College age students are 4 times more likely to be assaulted than any other age group. The Dazzle Defender is a unique pepper spray with an attached bracelet that slips […]

  • Be weary of concussions during school sports

    (KTVI)- Many kids heading back to school will be participating in sports, such as football, soccer and cheer leading. Injuries like concussions can happen. Dr. David Brody, from the Washington University School of Medicine, talks about the threat of concussions, what to look for, if more should be done, and his new book “Concussion Care Manual”. To learn more read this article on concussions from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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    STL Wine Girl to host “Wine Girl Wednesdays”

    (KTVI) – STL Wine Girl Angela Ortmann is always giving us insight into the world of wines.  Now you can make a regular date with her as she launches “Wine Girl Wednesdays.”  The event will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. Angela stops to tell us what to expect from here on out! If you want to participate in the first ever “Wine Girl Wednesdays,” it’s tonight at Scape in the Central West End from 5:30 to […]

  • Pre-season kick off with Coach Jeff Fisher

    EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – Rams fans have been piling into Rams Park to see the team training camp for their open practices.  The next time we’ll get to see them in person is Friday when they open the pre-season against the Saints at the dome. Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher talks about how camp is going so far.  

  • Science Center to host technology camp for girls

    (KTVI) – Between August 5th and 6th, the St. Louis Science Center will host a technology camp for girls. Pam Braasch from the Science Center and Trina Claggett from Microsoft tell us more about the Microsoft Digigirlz Camp. Now in its 7th year, Digigirlz is an amazing two-day program that’s free for girls grades 8-12. Their goal is to empower young women and girls to get excited about science. For more information visit: slsc.org    

  • Chef Eddie Schmidt prepares Tandoori Chicken Wings

    (KTVI)- Chef Eddie Schmidt, from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts St. Louis, prepares Tandoori Chicken Wings. The recipe for the wings is from the new movie, “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” RECIPE: Ingredients - 3/4 tbsp of sweet paprika 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp ground coriander salt and pepper to taste 1/2 tsp(s) ground turmeric 1 cup of chopped cilantro 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger 5 cloves of minced garlic 1/4 cup fat-free Greek […]

  • Back to school vaccines

    (KTVI) – School starts in just a matter of days and children need to be up to date with their vaccinations in order to head back to class. Dr. Ericka Hayes, Pediatrician with St. Louis Children’s Hospital explains what vaccinations are required. For more information visit: stlouischildrens.org

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    Photos: Keith Urban contest winner talks about her experience

    (KTVI)- She won the contest and she sang with Keith Urban.   Now Brittany Bradford talks about the  experience of being on stage with a star.