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
  • Adam Wainwright to host 3rd annual Fantasy Football fundraiser

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We’re in the heart of baseball season, but many people are looking ahead to football season; especially those who play fantasy football. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is putting together his 3rd annual Fantasy Football Fundraiser on September 4 at Busch Stadium. He joins FOX 2 to explain how you can be a part of a fantasy league that benefits Cardinals Care, Operation Food Search and Big League Impact`s Global Fund. To register, visit

  • Grant’s Farm to host food drive Saturday, July 18th

    ST. LOUIS, MO (STLMoms)- On Saturday, July 18th, Grant’s Farm is teaming up with the St. Louis Area Food Bank to help fight hunger in our area. Don’t forget, it’s a year round problem, not just during holidays. General Manager Andy Elmoren, along with Ronda Bellinger, the Tier Garten Supervisor joined FOX 2 News in the Morning with more. Guests will receive $1 off parking for every item donated from 9-3:30p.m. For more information visit:      

  • Dangers associated with sunburn tattoos

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Some people are taking tan lines to a whole new level. It’s called sunburn tattoos. It’s like a “reverse stencil” on your skin but you intentionally burn your skin. SSM Depaul Dermatologist, Dr. Mary Noel George tells us more about this dangerous trend.

  • Celebrate National Mojito Day with Cantina Laredo in Clayton

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Saturday, July 11th is National Mojito Day but to quote our executive producer, who is a big fan of the libations, “Every day is Mojito Day!” Josh Santiago is the General Manager at Cantina Laredo in Clayton talks about a rum concoction and how they’re celebrating! For more information visit

  • Sober 4 MS: ‘Fighting Multiple Sclerosis, one terrible concert at a time’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- “Fighting Multiple Sclerosis, one terrible concert at a time.” That is the mantra of Sober 4 MS. Think about the singer or band that you hate and you would never in a million years spend any money on a ticket to go see them, let alone do it without having at least one drink. Founders John Simon and Tony Cerame explain. For more information visit

  • STL Moms: Scaring kids might not be the best way to teach them

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Are scare tactics the best way to promote healthy behaviors? Pediatrician Kathleen Brchelmann with St. Louis Children’s Hospital is here this morning with advice to care not scare. So what does the research indicate when it comes to graphic images being shown to kids? What is the best way to educate our children and teen to make good choices? 1. Help children and teens understand the rationale for healthy behavior. 2. Mutually agree upon specific, achievable […]

  • A vintage market is coming to St. Louis

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Upcycling, buying something old and refurbishing it, is a growing trend. If you like the idea of restoring vintage pieces but think you lack the DIY skills, The Vintage Peddler has a solution. The Vintage Peddler Weekend Market will have over 80 vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, and décor. The event will be Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14, at Greesfelder RecPlex in Queeny Park, 550 Wiedman Road, Ballwin. For more information about the […]

  • 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:

  • 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 […]