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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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    Jimmy Johns hit by hackers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A sandwich may cost some Jimmy John’s customers more than just a meal.  Jimmy John’s says it’s the latest business hit by hackers. There are 216 stores involved in the credit and debit card breach.  It affects eight local stores with locations in West St. Louis, University City, Creve Coeur, Hazelwood, St. Peters and Collinsville. The breach took place between June 16th and September 5th. The company is offering free credit monitoring and other services. Collinsville […]

  • Back-to-school organizational projects

    (KTVI)- School has been back in session for the past eight weeks. Have the homework sheets, books, backpacks, and papers taken over your kitchen or living room? Is this clutter is driving you crazy? If so, Scott Mosby can help! Scott is the KMOX Home Improvement Man and President of Mosby Building Arts. He gives us home improvement solutions that can work for your entire family. Mosby Building Arts has been operating for over 65 years. They are located at […]

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    Tyler Perry about to become a dad

      (KTVI) – Director Tyler Perry is about to become a dad. According to People Magazine Online, the 45-year-old actor, best known for his role as “Madea”, is expecting his first child with long-time girlfriend Gelila Bekele in late fall. Sources tell People Magazine Tyler “is thrilled. He and Gelila are so excited.” Perry shared the news with a close group of friends at is 45th birthday party, sources say. http://go.fox2now.com/1mv836o

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    Store pulls “It’s not rape” shirt after getting slammed on Facebook

    (NEW YORK) – A department store chain in the Philippines has pulled an offensive shirt off the shelves after an angry shopper’s photo of the shirt went viral. According to Karen Kunawicz’s Facebook post, she found the “It’s Not Rape It’s a Snuggle with a Struggle,” T-shirt in the boys section of SM Department Store. The shirt also features two hands forming the shape of a heart. She then called out the store for refusing to show Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” but […]

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    People who helped “homeless” man get quite a surprise

    (KTVI) -YouTube prankster Dawson Gurley recently pretended to be a homeless panhandler in Tempe, Arizona but it was in an effort to give back. Some people flat out told him to ‘get a job,’ while others took time to pray with him to find work. In the video above, Gurley shows the most generous people in the community gave money to a man they thought was in need. Little did those people know, they were in for a big surprise!

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    X Blu Rayne: Band in a Box

    (KTVI) – Most of the bands in our Box Studio sing. X Blu Rayne is a spoken word artist looking forward to breathing life into breast cancer survivors and their army of friends and family. She will perform at Sista Strut. The event that promotes breast self-exams and early detection in women of color is moving to Soldier’s Memorial this year. X Blu Rayne Sista Strut Saturday, October 4, 2014 8 a.m. Soldier’s Memorial 13th & Chestnut Streets Downtown St. […]

  • Cardinals NLCS tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI)-  Cardinal Nation is gearing up for postseason play.  This is the 4th consecutive year the Redbirds have made the playoffs. Tickets for the NLCS games go on sale Thursday morning at 10 a.m.   Sales will take place online, by phone or at the ticket window on 8th Street at Busch Stadium. Starting Friday, fans can register online for a random drawing for the chance  to buy possible World Series tickets. The National League wild card game is […]

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    New St. Patrick’s Center Cafe opens Thursday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Get ready to eat at a new cafe at the St. Patrick’s Center.  McMurphey’s Cafe has its grand opening Thursday at 9 a.m. What makes this restaurant so different?  The employees have been homeless or are at risk of being homeless.  The cafe is a way to train them for jobs in the food service industry. The cafe offers breakfast and lunch made with foods grown locally.    Visit http://mcmurphyscafe.com/ for more details.

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    Missouri woman sent to prison in bingo assault

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Jefferson City woman was sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting two people over splitting $200 in bingo winnings. Fifty-two-year-old Margaret Thomas of Jefferson City was given credit for time served after pleading guilty Monday to second-degree assault in a plea deal. She was originally charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. Police say Thomas stabbed two Jefferson City residents with scissors as they returned from playing bingo in Moberly in […]

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    Fire engulfs cargo trailers near Hall Street

    (KTVI) – St. Louis firefighters are on the scene of a large fire in north St. Louis. Apparently Several cargo trailers caught fire Wednesday morning in north St. Louis.  The fires are in the 7400 block of Hall Street. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for miles. At this time, there is no indication how the fire started.

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    Johnson: Officers to respond in riot gear if necessary

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol says the city of Ferguson doesn’t deserve “nights like last night.”  In a news conference Wednesday, Johnson said two police officers were injured. One was hit under the eye with a rock. But he says police will continue to protect the speech, freedom and public safety of the citizens of Ferguson even if it means police responding to the scene in riot gear. Captain Johnson pointed out that there […]

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    Funk Fest 9 brings in the fall

    (KTVI) – Al Holiday & The East Side Rhythm Band brought the funk as our Band in a Box. They are just one of several bands scheduled to perform at Funk Fest 9 in Downtown St. Louis. The show is the live rendition of KDHX DJ Andy Coco and his weekly show, “The Rhythm Section.” You can find ticket information at http://broadwayoysterbar.com. Funk Fest 9 Saturday, September 27, 2014 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Broadway Oyster Bar 736 S Broadway […]