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Hello, all! For nearly 10 years, I've been an web producer and handle the interactive content for FOX2now.com and STLMoms.com.
An alum of East Saint Louis Senior High School, I earned my Broadcast Journalism degree at the University of Illinois in 2002.

At FOX 2, I concentrate mainly on the morning news content as well as some of the most interesting and viral stories floating about the internet everyday. You can watch me every morning around 6:45 a.m. as I let you know "what's hot on the web."

Before working for FOX 2, I was a producer, assignment editor, and associate producer for KPLR11 News.
If you have any questions, cool videos or ideas, email me at vera.culley@tvstl.com.


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    Anheuser Busch’s “Be(er) Responsible” ad: How will the story end?

    Friday is Anheuser Busch’s Global “Be(er) Responsible” Day and they want people to know that “Friends are Waiting.”   A-B uploaded the ad to YouTube on Friday. It shows the beginning of a friendship between a guy and his dog. But what happens when he doesn’t return from a night of drinking will pull at your heartstrings. “Be(er) Responsible Day is dedicated to promoting alcohol responsibility.    

  • Friday is Anheuser-Busch’s Global “Be(er) Responsible” Day

    (KTVI) – Friday is Anheuser Busch’s Global “Be(er) Responsible” Day.  It’s a day dedicated to promoting alcohol responsibility. Kathy Casso,  Vice President of Social Responsibility for A-B talks about the campaign and an event happening this weekend. Anheuser-Busch employees will ask for donations outside the St. Louis Cardinals games at Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village with the Budweiser Clydesdales Sept. 16-19 to support the BackStoppers organization, which provides financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders.  

  • First Birthdays: September 19, 2014

    (KTVI) Happy Birthday to our little viewers turning 1. Each of our birthday boys and girls gets a coupon for a discount on an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Want to get your child’s picture on the air? Click here for the details.

  • First Birthdays: September 18, 2014

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI-FOX2now.com)Happy Birthday to our little viewers turning 1 this weekend. Each of our birthday boys and girls gets a coupon for a discount on an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Want to get your child’s picture on the air? Click here for the details.

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    Man buys new iPhone 6, drops it on live television

    PERTH, Australia (KTVI) –After waiting in line for hours, possibly even days, the wait was over for an iPhone fan in Australia.  Apple’s newest smartphone was released on Friday but one customer was a little too excited about his new toy and it immediately after opening it — live on television. An Australian reporter was interviewing the man who was reportedly the first to get his iPhone 6.  As he fumbled to open the box to show off his new […]

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    Massive main break floods car rental lot, closes elementary school

    EDMUNDSON, MO (KTVI) –  Crews with American Missouri Water plan on spending hours cleaning up the spill and repairing a water main break near Lambert Airport. The break happened on Natural Bridge Road near Woodson and  shut down part of Natural Bridge. Water was gushing out of the ground and flooding the streets.  Employees at the National Car Rental lot frantically tried to move cars away from the leak to prevent them from getting wet, but several cars did get […]

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    St. Louis woman found dead in her Dallas, Texas home

    (KTVI)- Police in Dallas, Texas are investigating the death of a woman who used to live in the St. Louis area. The body of Onkuli Morris, 65, was found after she had not been heard from in a few days. When they arrived, they found her body wrapped in a comforter on the bathroom floor. Police found the suspect, Melik Ralah Smith, 34, hiding  under a pile of clothes in a bedroom closet.   Authorities believe Smith is Morris’ son. The […]

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    STLMoms: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

    (STLMoms) – If your child has ever had it, you likely remember.   It’s Hand, Foot and Mouth disease.  And it’s floating around the St. Louis area. Pedatrician Dr. Karla Keaney with Esse Health talks about the virus. ●      A viral infection (often caused by the coxsackie virus) that can cause painful sores to the mouth and a blister-like rash on the hands, feet, buttocks, and sometimes genitalia WHO CAN GET THIS INFECTION?  CAN IT AFFECT MY CHILDREN? ●      Anyone can […]

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    Reshaunda Thornton: Avoid drinking calories

    (KTVI) – Reshaunda Thornton, registered dietician with BetterVessel Nutrition & Fitness, says soft drinks, coffee drinks with all the extras, and sugary and creamy cocktails can make you fat. She says if you drink one of these with every meal throughout the day, you can consume an entire day’s worth of calories before you eat one bite. The liquids leave you feeling hungry, and packing in more calories. She says if you just replace a few of those drinks with […]

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    Now Hiring: FedEx, Kohl’s looking to hire thousand of seasonal workers

    (KTVI) – A couple of major retailers are looking to do some major holiday hiring. FedEx wants to hire more than 50,000 temporary workers this holiday season to help sort and deliver packages.   Growth in online shopping is boosting the company’s profits. Earlier this week, rival UPS said it plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers. Kohl’s wants to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers.  That’s about a third more than last year. Kohl’s expects to hire an average […]

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    Show must go on: Flutist performs despite butterfly on her forehead

    (KTVI) – What’s better than listening to live classical music?  How about listening to a flutist play with a live butterfly on her face? Nothing could distract Yukie Ota during her performance at the Carl Nielsen International Flute competition in Demark, not even a butterfly that landed on her face. The Japanese musician kept calm and carried on while the insect fluttered around her forehead and nose as she played. Luckily she saw the funny side and smiled as she […]

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    Post-Dispatch: Darren Wilson testified for grand jury

    (KTVI) – Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are reporting the Officer Darren Wilson, the policeman who shot and killed Michael Brown, testified before the St. Louis County grand jury on Tuesday. According to the paper, Wilson was not obligated to testify but did so for almost four hours.  A source told the Post-Dispatch that Wilson has been cooperative and has spoken with St. Louis County and federal investigators about the August 9th shooting. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob […]