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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.

Recent Articles
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    “Cummunications” typo on UC Berkeley diploma goes viral

    (KTVI) – When you receive your diploma, you don’t expect for it to have a misspelling, especially if it’s from the Mass Communications department! That’s what happened to Alex Harris. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2003, but didn’t notice the mistake until recently. His diploma read, “Major in Mass Cummunications,”  – the “o” was replaced with a “u”. As a joke, Harris posted it to Reddit. He didn’t expect the post to go viral, but it did.  

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    Downed power lines shut down I-255 for a short time

    (KTVI) – Interstate 255 near Caseyville was completely shut down for a time after power lines fell across the road way. It happened at mile maker 21.4, just north of I-64 near Caseyville.   Police say a piece of farm equipment working in the area knocked the line down. No one was injured but there were brush fires nearby. The power was shut off and the lines removed from the interstate.

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    Brotherly Love: Yadi leaves crackers at home plate for brother José

      ST. LOUIS , MO (KTVI) – Yadier Molina and his brother José don’t get to play against each other often because they’re in two different leagues.  But, that didn’t stop Yadi, who’s on the D-L, from leaving a present for his big brother on home plate — crackers (we’re not sure if they were cheese or peanut butter!). It happened Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Rays came to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals.  Cardinals 3rd base coach, José […]

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    First “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailer released

    (KTVI) – After months of anticipation, the first trailer for the film adaptation of E.L. James  “Fifty Shades of Grey” was released Thursday. For fans of the “Fifty Shades” series, it’s the first look into how the New York Time’s Best selling series will play out on the big screen. The story of Anastasia Steele and her love affair with Christian Grey captivated readers.  Actress Dakota Johnson will play Steele and “Once Upon a Time’s Jamie Dornan is Christian Grey […]

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    Normandy Schools Collaborative hosts job fair Thursday and Saturday

    (KTVI) – State education officials say they’ve hired 80 percent of the staff needed for the coming year at the Normandy Schools Collaborative.  But some positions are still open. Beginning Thursday, the Collaborative will hold two job fairs for teachers.  The first is at Barack Obama Elementary School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The second is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday  at the Lucas Crossing Elementary complex.  For more information, visit Normandy Schools Collaborative.

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    Disney on Ice announces Princess & Heroes St. Louis Dates

    (KTVI) – Disney on Ice is coming back to the Chaifetz Arena.   The show, “Princesses & Heroes” returns September 25 – 28, 2014. The show times are as follows: Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m.; Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, September 28 at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.   Prices start at $15 and are available at the Chaifetz Arena box office or […]

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    Red Cross issues urgent request for blood

    (KTVI) – The American Red Cross says it’s facing a looming blood shortage and needs donations. Donations are down eight percent over the last weeks resulting in about 80, 000 fewer donations than they expected.   The Red Cross says the summer months have since a decline in donations because many sponsors did not host drives because of vacations. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative, and A negative are especially needed.   The Red Cross says there is also a […]

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    Watch this: Officer drags 340lb drunk driver off highway to safety

    (KTLA) – An Ohio police officer is being called a hero for dragging a drunk driver  off a busy highway to safety.  It happened Saturday on Interstate 480 The dashcam video shows a typical traffic stop, but then the 54-year-old man gets out of his car and starts walking across the highway.   The officer yelled at him to get back in the car but he didn’t.  He apparently tripped at some point off camera and the officer dragged the 340lb […]

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    Viral: Kids react to Retro Tv: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    (KTVI) – This may have been your or your child’s favorite cartoon growing up, but a new generation is wondering why it’s been redone. Check out how they reacted to the 80s cartoon.

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    Wacha may start pitching program soon

    (KTVI) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha may begin a throwing program in two weeks.  That means he could be back to p itching for the Cardinals in early September. John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  that Monday’s test results were encouraging.   Wacha has been out since mid June with a stress reaction in his shoulder. Wacha last pitched in June.

  • baby and beagle

    Dog returns baby’s toys in the ultimate apology

    (STLMoms) – When Charlie the dog steals the baby’s toy, he quickly tries to apologize.  As the baby cries, Charlie brings more toys to the baby.  

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    Two Fox school district administrators keep jobs after online controversy

    ARNOLD, MO  — Two school administrators will keep their jobs after being linked to online comments against the school district. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports Dan Baker, assistant superintendent of elementary education, and his wife Angela Baker, an assistant principal, work in the FOX School District. They were suspended on June 4 just after a lawsuit claiming derisive comments posted on public forums came from computers registered to the homes of district employees. Former superintendent Dianne Crithlow retired amid […]