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I’m a lifelong resident of the Show-Me State and couldn’t be more excited to make St. Louis my fifth move in Missouri.

I went to my first Cardinals game when I was six-weeks-old, and have always loved St. Louis’ history, sports, culture and food. I can’t wait to get out and see more of what this great city has to offer.

I got my start in the news business as a journalism student at the University of Missouri. There, I made several trips a week down to the Capitol in Jefferson City to cover my passion — government. I also got to cover some great sporting events, including a Tiger Cotton Bowl victory in 2014.

After school, I reported in Springfield, Mo., at KOLR-TV.

Journalism is a tremendous public service, and I’m grateful for the hundreds of amazing people I have met from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to meeting hundreds more!

The best story ideas come from folks just like you. So if you ever want to run anything by me, just drop me an email.

Recent Articles
  • Truck left to son stolen from Imperial body shop

    UPDATE:  The family tells FOX 2 that the truck was found Wednesday in St. Louis city. IMPERIAL, MO – A Jefferson County family already in pain, now has to deal with another blow.  In March 2017, Steve Welker passed away leaving behind a wife and twin 16-year-olds. His son Cole Welker was left his father’s Dodge Ram pick-up truck. This past weekend the family took the truck to a body shop in Imperial Missouri for an estimate to repair some […]

  • Sunset Hills homeowner stunned to find masked intruder in her home

    SUNSET HILLS, Mo. – Residents of a Sunset Hills subdivision are on edge after a woman found a masked man in her kitchen in the middle of the night Monday. The Sunset Hills Police Department has been investigating the incident as a first-degree burglary. Sgt. Robbie Hagen said her department was just as shocked to hear where the crime occurred as residents were. Kay Holden-Reid and her family hit a “hole-in-one” when they bought their house on Caddyshack Circle in […]

  • Arnold standoff ends Monday evening with an arrest

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Jefferson County authorities took a man into custody Monday night after a more than 13-hour standoff. The standoff began around 7 a.m. and ended just after 8 p.m. Authorities said the suspect was taken into custody alive, but would offer no further details until Tuesday. FBI agents came to serve a search warrant at a duplex near the intersection of West Highview Drive and Londell Road and discovered the man was armed. Soon officers from the Jefferson […]

  • Black Caucus legislators call for change following Stockley verdict

    S T. LOUIS – Members of the black caucus in the Missouri legislature are joining demonstrators on the streets to rail against a system they believe fails to hold some officers accountable in deadly shootings. Since the unrest in Ferguson three years ago, many local lawmakers have asked the state to review the law that justifies deadly force in Missouri. It is considered by judges and read aloud to juries in the courtroom before they make a decision in an […]

  • Illinois education bill passes state legislature

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –  Illinois lawmakers have likely ended the state’s school funding crisis after the Senate passed a compromise education funding plan on a 38-13 vote Tuesday. Almost every senator who spoke on the floor used the word “compromise” to describe the deal. All senators voting in favor of the legislation admitted they would have to vote for several provisions they did not like to bring the funding fight to an end. The state has missed all of its aid payments to […]

  • Winning million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in Raymond, Illinois

    RAYMOND, Ill. – The Illinois Lottery announced that a gas station in a small central Illinois town sold a $1 million Powerball ticket over the weekend. The purchaser of a ticket at the West End Food Mart matched 5 of the 6 numbers in Saturday’s drawing, missing only the Powerball. Lottery officials said the Land of Lincoln’s newest millionaire has yet to come forward. In Raymond, population 950, it seems there is about a 1 in a 1,000 chance somebody in […]

  • Dozens of dogs taken from hoarder in southwest Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Humane Society is now taking care of more than two dozen dogs found in a hoarder’s house in Newton County, Missouri. Officials say it’s some of the worst abuse they’ve ever seen. The Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Task Force is based in St. Louis, but it does work all across the state. The dogs, 20 adults and 6 puppies, had a long ride from Seneca, Missouri which is on the Oklahoma state line near Joplin. […]

  • Express Scripts and Operation Food Search team to get children ready for school

    FERGUSON – Most back-to-school events in St. Louis this week focus on filling backpacks, but an event in Ferguson Monday was all about filling stomachs. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, teamed up with Express Scripts, Operation Food Search and other local non-profits for a “pop-up” food pantry. The event was held at the Emerson Family YMCA. “As kids get ready to go back let’s make sure they have full bellies along with their full backpacks so they can really be ready […]

  • School funding bill reached Gov. Rauner’s desk

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner promised “swift action” after lawmakers met a deadline to get a school funding plan on his desk Monday. Without a plan in place, the state cannot pay local districts that are expected to start classes in a few weeks. When Illinois lawmakers reached a budget agreement weeks ago, funding for schools was tied to passing a new school funding plan. The plan, Senate Bill 1, is a complete re-write of how the state […]

  • Cullerton will send school funding bill Monday

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _  Senate President John Cullerton says he hasn’t sent a school funding bill to Gov. Bruce Rauner yet because he wants to meet with him first. But the Chicago Democrat says he’ll now send it on Monday. Cullerton spoke to reporters Wednesday, the first day of a special session called by Rauner to resolve the fight over the bill, which will determine whether schools get funding. Rauner says he’ll rewrite the bill through his amendatory veto powers […]

  • Missouri Senate sends governor new abortion regulations

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation to impose new regulations on abortion and give the attorney general the authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws. Senators on Tuesday voted 22-9 in favor of the measure, which includes stricter requirements passed by the House more than a month ago. The legislation would give the attorney general new powers to prosecute violations of abortion laws. If signed by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, the bill also will require annual inspections […]

  • Budget impasse has Illinois facing junk bond status

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The major Wall Street credit rating agencies say buying Illinois bonds could soon be like buying junk. If a budget is not passed by the end of this week, Illinois is in danger of becoming the first state in the nation’s history with a junk bond status. That increases the cost of borrowing, only making it more difficult to dig out of a hole. It seems each day this week, there are warnings of a new consequence […]