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Katie joined the Fox 2/News 11 family in September 2014 as a producer and backpack reporter. In January 2016, Katie was promoted to supervising producer and launched the 11 p.m. newscast on Fox 2. She transitioned to reporting in January 2017.

Katie previously worked as a reporter at KFSM in Fort Smith, AR. She began her news career as a writer for the midday news show at WGN in Chicago.

Katie graduated from Purdue University with majors in Communication and Psychology and a minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision. She earned a M.A. in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago.

Recent Articles
  • Wood River nurse charged with killing mother-in-law in hospice

    WOOD RIVER, Ill. – A registered nurse has been charged with murder for the intentional overdose of her mother-in-law. According to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, 85-year-old Wilma Melchert of Gillespie was released from a hospital on June 12 and was murdered hours later. And it was not a mercy killing. Denise Melchert said for years her mother, Wilma, was a fixture in the Gillespie community. Over the years, she began to slow down, and three years ago she went […]

  • Local organization guides men in becoming better father

    FERGUSON, MO – Dozens of men graduated from fatherhood boot camp Wednesday night (Dec. 11). The program gave each an opportunity to learn new skills and become more responsible parents. The six-week immersive program through St. Louis-based Fathers & Families Support Center teaches men how to support themselves and their children financially, emotionally, and developmentally. The men also receive legal guidance, anger management, and job training. Program coordinators said as a result of the job training the program provides, past […]

  • Federal government sues T.E.H. Realty

    ST. LOUIS – The federal government files a lawsuit against the troubled T.E.H. Realty company. The suit asks a judge to appoint a new manager to take over the South St. Louis Southwest Crossing apartment complex. Fox 2/news 11’s Katie Kormann has the latest information on what the suit alleges.

  • Fallen first responders families ride the ‘Polar Express’

    ST. LOUIS – Several families supported by The BackStoppers were treated to a ride on the Polar Express Monday night (Dec. 9). St. Louis Union Station provided tickets for the families to put a little happy in their holidays. This year, seven names were added to the list of first responders killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The BackStoppers provides financial assistance and support to spouses and dependent children of the fallen. The Backstoppers supports about 80 families […]

  • Historic St. Charles Main Street open for Christmas shopping traffic

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Business owners in historic St. Charles are hoping to cash in big this weekend. They said sales were down last weekend after the city created new rules on parking. On Tuesday (Dec. 3), 11 businesses on south Main Street asked a judge for a temporary restraining order against the city of St. Charles after the city put up barricades to control the weekend crowds. The annual St. Charles Christmas Traditions celebration kicked off Friday, Nov. 29, […]

  • Bi-state pickpockets draw the ire of police in Fairview Heights, Town and Country

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – Police in Missouri and Illinois are asking for the public’s help identifying multiple suspects who were caught on camera stealing from unsuspecting victims. With the busy shopping season here, detectives hope to catch the suspects before they strike again. Fox 2/News 11 first reported about these suspects in late October after they stole a man’s wallet in Fairview Heights. Surveillance footage helped investigators connect that crime with another wallet theft in Town and Country. On […]

  • Woman shot and killed during fight between boyfriend, her brother, and a friend

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 19-year-old for shooting and killing a woman following an argument and fight. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting occurred inside a home on Dennis Drive near Chambers Road, in an unincorporated part of the county. The victim, 20-year-old Johanna Kimple, and her boyfriend were staying at the residence on Dennis Drive and the two got into […]

  • Business owners suing city of St. Charles over traffic restrictions Main Street

    ST. CHARLES, MO – Several store owners in Old Town St. Charles filed a lawsuit against the city over changes made to holiday parking which they argue could cause irreparable harm to the future of their businesses. The city of St. Charles announced it will shut down vehicle traffic on several blocks in the historic district to accommodate the growing weekend crowds. Eleven businesses on south Main Street filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (Dec. 3) asking for a restraining order. […]

  • North City church hopes fasting and prayer will help reduce violence

    ST. LOUIS – While many are indulging in sweets and treats this holiday season, members of a church in north St. Louis will not be giving in to temptation. They believe fasting and prayer will lead to a decrease in violent crime in the St. Louis area. Bishop Lawrence Wooten has been the pastor at Williams Temple Church of God in Christ (1500 Union Boulevard) for 40 years. The church sits near the corner of Union Boulevard and Dr. Martin […]

  • Black Friday rush at shopping areas across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Many retailers have been offering Black Friday sales online this week but a handful of discounts were reserved for shoppers who shopped in-store on Friday. Several stores offered doorbuster deals on electronics like televisions, tablets, computers and coffee makers. “Earlier this week, we did have about 60 percent of our Black Friday ad live already, so it’s been really good for us,” said Jordan Lee from Best Buy in Brentwood. “It’s been a lot easier […]

  • Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping across St. Louis

    BRENTWOOD, Mo. – While many people were filling up plates with Thanksgiving dinner, others were filling shopping carts with merchandise as holiday shopping season is underway. Shoppers braved the rain and chill to stand in line outside the Best Buy and Target stores in Brentwood. They hoped to get big discounts on big-screen televisions. Best Buy handed out tickets to customers who arrived early which gave them first dibs on a 58-inch television for $199. Target also offered a selection […]

  • 33rd Annual Guns ‘N Hoses event raises money for fallen first responders

    ST. LOUIS – The 33rd Annual Guns ‘N Hoses happened Wednesday night (Nov. 27) at Enterprise Center before a sold-out crowd of more than 18,000 supporters. There were 15 matchups of first responders from across the region. These fighters have been training for months, and their hard work was put to the test inside the ring. The event raises money for The Backstoppers, which supports families of first responders who have died or been catastrophically injured in the line of […]

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