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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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    Highway Patrol troopers fix basketball goal for Ferguson children

    (KTVI) – With all the tension surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, police haven’t gotten the best publicity. But Wednesday was one of the more calm days in Ferguson.   That was the day two Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers went out of their way to help some kids in the community. The troopers noticed a basketball goal without a net and no children around to play on it.    So they went to Target and purchased a net and […]

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    At least 160 Ferguson children attended community school Thursday

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – While the Ferguson-Florissant school district cancelled classes for the rest of the week, that hasn’t stopped students from getting in some lessons. Over 100 kids showed up to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library on Thursday, according to St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French.   He tweeted pictures of kids doing projects, reading and mingling with teachers and volunteers. Teachers told French 160 kids. Captain Ron Johnson and several troopers also stopped by the makeshift school. Teacher tells […]

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    Governor Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon order the National Guard to start pulling out of Ferguson Thursday. The Governor made the announcement in a news release saying the National Guard would coordinate the effort with the Missouri Highway Patrol. “I greatly appreciate the men and women of the Missouri National Guard for successfully carrying out the specific, limited mission of protecting the Unified Command Center so that law enforcement officers could focus on the important work of increasing communication […]

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    Every “Simpsons” Ever marathon running now on FXX

    (KTVI) – If you’re a “Simpsons” fan, you’ll probably be glued to your television for the next four days. The FXX network is currently running every Simpsons episode — all 552 of them! The marathon started at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said it coincides with the network’s purchase of rerun rights and the development of an app that gives access to every episode of the long-running animated series. Saftler said FXX […]

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    Awkward! The tough transition to middle school

    (CNN) — There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for “Throw Back Thursday,” we all stop and take notice. We recognize the fear or uncertainty or absolutely angst in their eyes. Raging hormones. Changing bodies. Awkward social interactions. No longer a child but not yet an adult. Those are just a few of the zillion reasons why most of us would never want to go back to that time, […]

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    Viral Video: Baby Got Class

    (KTVI) – Remember the Christmas Jammies family?  Well, they’re at it again.  The Holderness family is heading back to school.  And it’s all about big buses, and we cannot lie.  Baby got class!

  • Umbrella Insurance Policies

    (KTVI) – You may be taking an umbrella with you today when you head out the door, but others are taking umbrella insurance policy and it might be useful to have one.  Matt Allgeyer is a financial planner  with Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting explains. 1. Pros: • Provides additional liability coverage. • Low Cost. $1 Million in coverage normally can cost $150 – $300 per year, with an addition $1 Million in coverage ranging from $75 – $150 more. […]

  • MO Style Week starts today

    (KTVI) – Missouri Style Week starts today. No need for an expensive trip to New York or Milan. One reason: Stevie Boi will be there with his sunglasses, rimmed with just about every material under the sun. We are talking flower petals, little blue roses and huge multi-colored chunks of jewels. But, music and dance lovers can also find something at Missouri Style Week. The Consuming Kinetics Dance Company will perform in a lineup with several bands into the weekend. […]

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    Salmonella scare causes recall of nut butter sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods

    (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness. The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters sold under the Trader […]

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    President George W. Bush takes ALS ice bucket challenge

    (KTVI) – After being challenged numerous times, former President George W. Bush said it’s didn’t seem “presidential” to be doused with a bucket of cold water.   But that he would write a check instead. Watch the video and see what happens next: Here’s what was posted to YouTube: “Thanks to Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Coach Jim Harbaugh for the #IceBucketChallenge — and to Laura W. Bush for the check. Next up: President Bill Clinton. Help #StrikeOutALS […]

  • St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – People are again in the streets after a police officer shoots and kills a suspect.  This time in North St. Louis. The call came out just after noon, when police say a man with a knife charged officers. Police are still trying to determine what happened and keep the peace. The crowd here formed very quickly after the shooting which happened about 12:20pm.  Many others have arrived here since, some carrying signs, some shouting. All […]

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    Reddit names Missouri mall commerical worst ad ever made

    (KTVI) – There’s no such thing as bad publicity — or at least that’s what people say.  But Reddit has recently named a commercial produced in St. Joseph, Missouri for back-to-school shopping as the worst in history! The actors sing off key and use some pretty bad beat boxing.  They’re all probably awkward attempts to get some attention, but now they may be getting the attention they didn’t want. Is this the worst commercial ever?  You be the judge! See […]