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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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    In Your Neighborhood- Daniel Boone Home

    DEFIANCE, MO (KTVI)- FOX 2 News in the Morning is in your neighborhood! This time John and Randi joined us from the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center in Defiance, Missouri. Daniel Boone Home 1868 Highway F Defiance, Missouri 636-798-2005 For more information visit:

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    In Your Neighborhood- Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard & Winery

    DEFIANCE, MO (KTVI)- FOX 2 New in the Morning is in your neighborhood, Defiance, Missouri. John and Randi are live at the Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard & Winery. Dale Rollings shares more. Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard & Winery 100 Defiance Road Defiance, Missouri For more information visit:

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    In Your Neighborhood- Defiance, Missouri

    DEFIANCE, MO (KTVI)- FOX 2 News in the Morning is in your neighborhood! This time Randi Naughton and John Pertzborn are live at Klondike Park with more.

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    World’s largest Clydesdale sale April 30th in Wentzville

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The National Clydesdale Sale begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30th in Wentzville. Barclay, Jim Poole and Cathy Behn joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with the details. Parking and admission are free! For more information visit: and

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    St. Louis Blues play by play announcer John Kelly

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The Blues’ Open House event will take place on April 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scottrade Center. Long-time Blues Announcer John Kelly stopped by the FOX 2 studios with more! Single game tickets for the Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale Wednesday, April 6th at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: 314.622.BLUE (2583)

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    Metro Transit System adds K9 recruits Kilo, Blitz

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- There have been some concerns recently about safety of the Metro Transit System. More officers are now assigned to patrol and if you ride you may soon see Blitz and Kilo added to the public safety system. Public Safety Chief, Richard Zott and Godo joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain. For additional information visit:

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    Surgeon talks sports adults and sports injuries

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- There have been some freak accidents in sports. Larry Walker, former Cardinals player, separated his shoulder while fishing. Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya had to miss three games of the 2006 ALCS because he was injured while playing guitar hero.  NHL defenseman Erik Johnson tore his knee apart when he his foot got stuck between the accelerator and brake of a golf cart.  Yes, injuries are a part of sports and everyday life too. Most recently, Brewers pitcher Will Smith tore his ligament while […]

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    Warning signs for cardiac arrest

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  It was one of Fred Sanford’s signature moves, faking a heart attack. Heart attacks are certainly no laughing matter and may not be as evident as Fred’s symptoms. The fact is, 350,000 people die from heart attacks each year. Dr. Michael Lim, cardiologist with SLUCare and SSM Health SLU Hospital, joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to explain.

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    12th Night starts Jan. 6 in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- 12th Night is upon us again! If it seems a bit early this year, you’re right, it is. Mike Ziemann from the Soulard Restoration Group explains why. He also tell us about this year’s activities. The reason for the fluctuating date of Mardi Gras goes back several centuries to when the Catholic Church established a fixed date for Christmas, but move-able dates for other religious holidays. Soulard is on the map when it comes to these types of celebrations. […]

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    8 foods that relieve joint pain

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Do you have painful, stiff joints? Are you blaming it on the weather? It could be what you’re eating. Dr. Rick Lehmanm, Orthopedic Surgeon with the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, gives us some suggestions to add to your diet. 8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain 1. Salmon Certain types of fish are rich in oils called omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats block inflammation and help relieve the morning stiffness and joint tenderness […]

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    Raw sewage continues to pump into Meramec River

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Crews are working to prevent the plant in Valley Park from also failing. Equipment has been moved out and sandbags have been placed. MSD says people should avoid all flood waters – not just those which may be contaminated with waste water. Executive Director, Brian Hoelscher joined us on Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain.  

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    Get your moments etched in time with Woof Works

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- You’re about to meet two of the smartest young people around. These two teenage brothers took an idea from the classroom to the business world and they’re helping area pet shelters too. Woof Works is a laser engraving company that puts images of your pet on practically anything! Co-Founders Alex and Sebastian Martin share their story and some great gift ideas! For more information visit