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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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  • Water Main Break

    Water main break at Normandy High; classes dismissing at 12:30 p.m.

    NORTH COUNTY (KTVI) – Students at Normandy High School are being dismissed at 12:30 Tuesday  because of a water main break. Parents told FOX 2 there is no running water in the building.   The break happened around 9:30 a.m. Water crews are on the scene assessing the damage.

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    Happy Guacamole Day with Old Town Spice Shoppe

    (KTVI) – Carol Hurst is on a world tour for National Guacamole Day with a new recipe that is both Mexican and Italian. She spreads the avocado to its limits with a Guacamole Bruschetta recipe. You can, too. Easy Guacamole Bruschetta Ingredients 1 avocado 1 tsp adobo seasoning juice of ¼ lime ½ pint cherry tomatoes, quartered (you can use equal amount of chopped red tomatoes) ¼ red onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh parsley salt to taste 1 tbsp […]

  • Overturned dump truck hampers traffic on Interstate 270

    (KTVI) –  An accident on Interstate 270 caused a major traffic jam Tuesday morning.  It happened in the westbound lanes of I-270 at Lindbergh around 6:45 a.m.   By 8 a.m.,  only one lane was getting by.  It involved an Ford Explorer and a dump truck that overturned. The highway was blocked for nearly two hours right in the middle of the morning rush as crews tried to clear the scene. When the accident happened, concrete from the median came […]

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    Protestors using Photoshop & CoverGirl to tackle NFL’s Roger Goodell

    (CNN)  — Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy. A picture of a woman CoverGirl was using on social media sites for its “Get Your Game Face On” campaign was changed. In it, she’s wearing purple eyeshadow and fingernail polish in support of the Baltimore Ravens — and now she has a black eye. @nflcommish are you ready for some protest!?! […]

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    Happy 50th Birthday Glenn Zimmerman

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -We’re celebrating Glenn Zimmerman’s 50th birthday.  The morning started out with some special donuts from Strange Donuts — bacon donuts! Then the Lindbergh High School band where Glenn attended high school formed a giant 5-0 to wish our meteorologist a happy birthday.  SkyFOX Helicopter captured the moment from the air. Later on, Glenn got a cake courtesy of Schnucks and Mack Bradley as well as some awesome treats from Kenricks Catering. Awesome cake from @SchnuckMarkets for […]

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    KMart releases its “Not a Christmas commerical” ad

    (KTVI) – KMart wants you to know that they’re latest online commercial is not a Christmas commercial.   But it sure does seem like one. The retailer released the ad on YouTube Friday saying it’s “too early for Christmas,”  but maybe not for some large-scale shopping for a “Merry Birthday.”  

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    Kanye calls out wheelchair-bound fans for not standing up during concert

    (KTVI) – Mega star Kanye West made a major mistake at his concert in Sydney over the weekend. He called out a couple of fans at the show for not standing up.  The only problem was, they were physically disabled. Kanye stopped his concert in Sydney on Friday to make everyone stand up.  When two people didn’t, he couldn’t believe it and said, “this is the longest had to wait to do a song.” Turns out, one fan was in […]

  • Knife suspect

    Police searching for man who used knife to rob convenience stores

    (KTVI) – St. Charles authorities need your help catching a knife-wielding robber.  The crook held up clerks at two different convenience stores on Saturday. The first robbery happened at the Petro Mart on 3rd Street near Highway 370.  The second happened at the BP Station on Zumbehl Road.  Police say he demanded money and threatened to stab the workers. Anyone with information should contact the St. Charles police.

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    Chicago teen charged as adult in sexual assault

    CHICAGO (AP) _ A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault, a state’s attorney said. The teenager was ordered held without bond Sunday after police arrested him Friday. He is also charged with aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery of the 24-year-old Chicago State University student. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes. The woman was […]


    Teen waiting for bus killed in St. Clair crash – Multiple drivers charged

    ST. CLAIR, MO (KTVI) – A 15-year-old died Friday morning after being hit by a car while he stood  on the side of the road.  He was waiting for the school bus. Missouri Highway Patrol says Donald Tipton, of St. Clair, Missouri died on the scene at Highway 30 and Highway 47 just outside of St. Clair, Mo.  shortly after 7am. Street racing may have been a factor in the crash.  Authorities say Ethan Humphries, 23, of Londell was driving […]

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    Viral: “Apparently” kid says he “got over it”; new favorite word is “seriously”

    Los Angeles, CA (WNEP) — The bid day finally arrived: “The Apparently Kid” also known as Noah Ritter appeared on “The Ellen Show.” It was the big moment many of us have been waiting for. “Please welcome 5-year-old Noah Ritter,” Ellen DeGeneres announced as the audience cheered. From the second Noah sat down on The Ellen Show, he captured the crowd. “My first time on a talk show!” And right there with Noah was grandpa Jack Borowksi of Wilkes-Barre, someone […]

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    Recycled Kids Sale happening in Belleville this weekend!

    (STLMoms) – Becky Brooks with Recycled Kids Sale talks about their fall consignment sale.  From clothes to shoes, to toys and equipment, you can find everything you need to get your kids through the school year and even do some Christmas shopping! The Recycled Kid’s Sale takes place at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Exposition Center 200 South Belt East (Route 13 & 159) Belleville, IL 62220 There is no admission fee. Friday, September 12 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]