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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
  • 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 […]

  • Missouri lawmakers at capitol for special session react to congressional shooting

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, gathered together for the special Missouri legislative session, are reacting to the news of the shooting. The reaction in Jefferson City is much like the rest of the country. Lawmakers say they’re troubled by the incident and concerned about the relationship between public officials and constituents, especially that this happened at a bipartisan event, much like the charity softball game Missouri lawmakers play every April. Last fall, Missouri […]

  • Missouri senators want investigation of governor

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bipartisan group of six Missouri state senators is calling for a legislative investigation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. A resolution filed by Kansas City Democratic Sen. Jason Holsman asks for an investigation of campaign use of a donor list from a charity that Greitens’ helped found and that wasn’t originally listed in campaign finance reports. Greitens’ campaign was fined for failing to report use of the donor list. The charity helps veterans transition to the […]

  • Franklin County Commission wants a dam on the Meramec River to hold back flood waters

    UNION, MO (KTVI) – A Franklin County Commissioner wants to revive a plan to build a wall to hold back water in the Meramec River basin. The banks of the Bourbeuse River are back behind that tree line behind me, but a few weeks ago the water got about this high at its peak in the parking lot of the Dickey Bub Farm supply store. The Army Corps of Engineers in the past has studied a way to tame this […]

  • New protests over decision to keep Hazelwood seniors from walking at graduation

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Parents and students in the Hazelwood School District are coming together to try to reverse the suspensions of dozens of students who walked out of class to show support for their teachers. Community members gathered at the Ward Chapel AME Church near Florissant Wednesday night to discuss any legal recourse for the suspensions and to coordinate a response to the district. The students were suspended after they walked out of class Monday to protest contract negotiations between […]

  • ‘Missouri is back open for business’ Gov. Greitens touts success after legislative session

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has only been in office for about five months, but he said Friday he believes his administration has gotten off to as good a start as any Republican governor in state history. After the House tossed its papers at adjournment, Greitens said the message out of Jefferson City this year is Missouri is back open for business. “We’ve taken on the lobbyists and liberals, the trial lawyers and union bosses, the insiders […]