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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
  • “Black Lightning” debuts on CW network and KPLR11

    PASADENA, CA – The CW is breaking ground with its newest superhero series: “Black Lightning.” It is the first superhero series on the network with a majority black cast. Black Lightning first popped on the scene as DC Comics first African-American superhero back in 1977. He was born with an ability to generate and control lightning. The series is not about Black Lightning discovering his power. Instead, he has to learn to re-harness it when a gang known as the “One-Hundred” threatens fictional Freeland. […]

  • Dozens of schools send students home early Thursday due to ice

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. – Dozens of St. Louis area school districts sent students home Thursday afternoon or called off evening activities. The Franklin County R-2 school near New Haven dismissed students at 12:45 p.m. When students went home the temperature hovered in the 60s, as opposed to the 40s later in the afternoon. “We try to decide based on the information we have to call off school and to avoid an incident like we had on Monday,” said Superintendent Carol […]

  • Two men killed in Route 30 crash near Cedar Hill

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Two young men are dead following a car crash Tuesday night on Highway 30 in Jefferson County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Lucas Cravens and 24-year-old Mark Silvia were pronounced dead at the scene. Cravens lost control of his Camaro around 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the eastbound lanes of Route 30, just east of Cedar Hill. After Cravens lost control, the Camaro crossed the median into the westbound lanes, where a driver […]

  • Missouri lawmaker Bruce Franks, Jr. raises fist during Pledge of Allegiance

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _  A Missouri House member from St. Louis is making a symbolic statement during the Pledge of Allegiance. Democrat Bruce Franks Jr. stood with his right hand raised in a fist Wednesday while most of his colleagues held their hands over their hearts on the opening day of the legislative session. Franks told The Associated Press he prefers “to pledge allegiance to the people.” Franks, who is black, says people who look like him and come […]

  • Sub-zero temperatures causing battery and tire sales to spike

    KIRKWOOD, MO – The bitter cold temperatures in St. Louis this week have left some drivers searching for a new battery or repair center open on the holiday. The National Tire and Battery store on Manchester road was open in Kirkwood Monday fixing all that ails cold cars. “We’ve been getting a lot of tire problems lately and a lot of battery problems,” said Store Manager Sam Manzela. In a typical week, Manzela and his mechanics usually sell about a dozen […]

  • New tax law will change charitable contribution write-offs

    ST. LOUIS – After President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you may want to think about giving to your favorite charity before the end of this year. The new law means it may be harder for you to get a tax write-off for charitable contributions. In St. Louis, MERS Goodwill received more than 1.5 million donations this year, a 6 percent increase over last year. “Whether it’s an individual with autism, a person with domestic violence, a person who just needs […]

  • Blues, comptroller again at odds over renovation funds

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green said Tuesday she will now cut the checks to pay for upgrades at the Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues and Green have been battling in court over the $64 million dollar funding agreement since August. About a week ago, a judge ordered Green to sign the agreement between the city and the blues, which she did Monday. However, she also said she would hold on to the documents. That lead […]

  • Missouri lieutenant governor wants new veterans’ home head

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is calling for the top two officials at the state run veteran’s home in St. Louis to be ousted. Parson made the call in a news conference Monday. It comes after families of the veterans receiving care at the more than 300-bed home in Bellefontaine Neighbors made allegations of abuse and neglect. Fox2 began to follow the allegations after several dozen families held a news conference in October, but Parson said […]

  • Blues to reveal home for future practices

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – The St. Louis Blues are expected to reveal where they would like to hold future practices in Maryland Heights on Monday night. The Maryland Heights City Council called a special meeting for Monday night after the Blues and the St. Louis Ice Legacy Foundation tabled a plan to build a 40-acre, four-rink complex in Creve Coeur. The plan to build the facility in the park ran into opposition from thousands of people in the St. Louis […]

  • Vandals with paintball guns target Ballwin subdivision

    BALLWIN, Mo. – The Ballwin Police Department is investigating a colorful crime – homes and cars in the New Ballwin Oaks subdivision have been hit with paintballs. Ballwin police have counted eight acts of paintball vandalism so far, but that’s just documenting the folks who have reported this to the police. If you talk to the residents on New Ballwin Oaks, they said at least a dozen houses were hit last week. “[My] first impression was I was annoyed,” said […]

  • 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 […]