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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
  • 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 […]

  • Yelp! help for Valentine’s Day plans

    ST. LOUIS – You’ll have to fork out some serious cash to show your love this Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, the average sweetheart will spend more than $142 on gifts, up more than $10 compared to last year. And Valentine’s Day purchases are expected to top $19 billion. But whether you’re going out or staying in, the folks at Yelp! are here to help. Aaron Blackwell, spokesman for Yelp! St. Louis, visits Fox 2 News in […]

  • Could celiac disease cause infertility in some women?

    ST. LOUIS – New research appears to show a correlation between celiac disease and infertility. Dr. Elan Simkes with the Fertility Partnership visits Fox 2 News in the Morning about those findings, including: the length of time it takes for women to be considered infertile and recommendations for women and theirs doctors.

  • Sports equipment management being taught at McKendree

    ST. LOUIS – If your dreams of winning the Super Bowl, World Series, or even being picked for the kickball team have been dashed—fear not—you can still have a career in sports. Brad Oster, the athletic equipment manager for McKendree University, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about a career you may not have considered.  

  • The Taste of Soulard

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – There are so many things to do in St. Louis for Mardi Gras and chowing down is one of them. Food is the focus this year for this year’s Mardi Gras for the Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard. At the cost of $25, a ticket includes one Southern Comfort drink voucher and six food vouchers. Ticket holders get to choose six dishes from a range of Cajun-inspired options. To purchase tickets, you can visit the […]

  • Association trying to legalize marijuana

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Washington and Colorado are the only two states in America that have legalized marijuana, but could the state of Missouri be the next state to legalize the drug? John Payne is the executive director of the Show-Me Cannabis, a group leading the charge to legalize marijuana in Missouri.

  • 22nd annual Beggin’ Pet Parade in Soulard

    ST. LOUIS – You know spring is right around the corner when we start talking about the 22nd annual Beggin Pet Parade in Soulard, a great time for pets and their families benefitting the Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Rick Swesen, assistant brand manager at Nestle-Purina, and Tracy Quackenbush, a spokeswoman for Open Door Animal Sanctuary, visit Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the festivities. Blues Traveler will provide live music at the event, Tony La Russa will serve […]

  • Local ‘Puppy Bowl’ athlete visits Fox 2

    ST. LOUIS – Millions of people each year watch the ‘Big Game’ – we’re talking, of course, about the Puppy Bowl. This year, a local puppy from Ballwin, Enzo, was one of the 55 pooches in the starting lineup. Enzo and his human Lauren Hawse visit Fox 2 this morning to discuss the process of being selected for the Puppy Bowl and advocate from local adoptions from Gateway for Paws.        

  • Agency behind Super Bowl ‘heroin ad’ addresses feedback

    ST. LOUIS – It was one of the most talked about commercials in the Super Bowl in the St. Louis area: a mother comes home to find her son overdosed on heroin, all set to an upbeat jingle. For some the message hit close to home. Others felt it was the wrong place and time, and an inappropriate tone, for a message like this. Howard Weissman, executive director of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NCADA), visits Fox […]

  • Alive Magazine presents ‘Cash and Carry’ Jan. 30, 31st

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- It’s almost time to shop at one of the premier events of the year. The Cash and Carry” presented by Alive Magazine is happening tomorrow and saturday at The Boulevard across from The St. Louis Galleria. Diana Ford, owner of The Vault, tells us all about the event! Cash and Carry 2, featuring of St. Louis` best boutiques at 40-70% off, will take place January 30th & 31st. There will be an early bird special Friday […]

  • FOX 2 investigating people who claim to own service dogs

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- They can guide the blind, alert the deaf and help someone having a panic attack. We’re talking about service animals, typically service dogs. But there’s a growing concern over fraudsters pretending their dog is a service dog just so they can take their dog with them. Tonight on FOX 2 news at 9p.m., Jeff Bernthal will take a closer look.

  • New study finds sitting down can shorten your life span

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-Sitting down can shorten your life. That statement might be a bit extreme but it’s true. A new study says poor health is more pronounced at lower levels of physical activity. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman from the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood explains. For additional information visit: Uscenterforsportsmedicine.com