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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
  • Firefighters lose health screenings in canceled contract with Hazelwood

    HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Life-saving health screenings have been cut from the Robertson Fire Protection District (RFPD) budget this year after the City of Hazelwood refuses to pay the district for at least a year of service. It is a battle that has been going on in Hazelwood for years, and after the claims made by members of the Hazelwood City Council at this week’s council meeting, RFPD firefighters are speaking out. There has been a lot of finger-pointing over who […]

  • Chocolate’s future may be saved by green St. Louis startup

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – A St. Louis start-up is working to make crops more sustainable, nutritious and healthy. A recent partnership with a major candy company has the start-up focusing its attention on a key ingredient in chocolate. Americans will spend an estimated $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation. Creve Coeur-based Benson Hill Biosystems is working to improve the resiliency and productivity of the delicate cacao tree, an essential ingredient in chocolate. “It’s very […]

  • Heated debate between City of Hazelwood, Robertson Fire Protection Service

    HAZELWOOD, Mo. – A heated confrontation at the Hazelwood City Council meeting Wednesday night (Oct. 17) over fire services in the city. The meeting was interrupted when Mayor Matthew Robinson and Robertson Fire Protection District (RFPD) Chief Don Miner yelled at each other across the room with each accusing the other of not negotiating a new agreement between the city and the district. The City of Hazelwood and the RFPD have been working together since 1995 when the City annexed a […]

  • Former student files lawsuit against SIUE for its handling of her rape on campus

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A lawsuit was filed in federal court Tuesday (Oct. 16) against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and four employees, including the chancellor. The lawsuit, filed by a former student, alleges the university violated Title IX when it failed to uphold the student’s rights after she was raped on campus by a classmate. Wednesday, October 17 marks one year since Bailey Reed says she was raped by a classmate in her apartment on campus. Reed says she had recently met […]

  • SSM Health program streamlines communication between patients, paramedics, and physicians

    ST. LOUIS – A program available throughout the greater St. Louis area aims to help bridge the gap between children with special needs and the paramedics and physicians who serve them. The Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (STARS) program through SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital aims to take the hesitation out of treatment by helping everyone involved feel more comfortable and confident. “You may be there with a child who has a syndrome that you’ve never heard […]

  • SLU doctor facing child porn charges

    ST. LOUIS – A criminal complaint was filed in US District Court against a Sunset Hills man for production of child pornography. Court documents allege Dr. Ashu Joshi, 47, directed a 16-year-old girl from Kentucky to take and send sexually explicit photos and videos of herself to Joshi. The images were flagged by Facebook and then turned over to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Authorities in the St. Louis area were brought in to assist with the […]

  • Daughter of missing pregnant woman still seeking answers

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – It has been more than 13 years since Amanda Kay Jones disappeared in Jefferson County, days before giving birth to her second child. Among the family left behind was a four-year-old daughter, Hannah, who is now a high school senior and still desperate for answers. “It’s still hard for our entire family because we just don’t have any answers from anyone,” Hannah said. While Hannah was young when her mother vanished, she remembers Jones called her “Princess” […]

  • Festus High School team store teaches students how to run a business

    FESTUS, MO – Festus High School students are learning how to run a business while spreading tiger pride across campus. The new Tiger Team Store is a collaboration between the business students and the special education students. The student-run operation opened at the start of this school year after a year of careful planning. The idea started with a conversation between special education teacher Jena Bohn and business education teacher Rob Propst about how to give students a way to […]

  • Police officer in need of a kidney hopes community will step up

    OLD MONROE, MO – A police officer who serves and protects his Lincoln County community is hoping someone in the community will step up to save him. Officer Ryan Armistead with the Old Monroe Police Department needs a kidney transplant so he can get off dialysis and get his life back. About three years ago, Armistead went to the doctor because he was suffering from headaches. Doctors did several tests and found he suffers from an autoimmune disease that destroyed […]

  • Kavanaugh hearings have more sexual assault victims coming forward

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Protesters rallied outside the Kansas City office of Missouri Senator Roy Blunt Friday (Sept. 28) to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh come in the wake of the #MeToo movement as more women and men across the country come forward to share their stories of sexual assault. Cindy Malott, a crisis intervention supervisor with the YWCA Metro St. Louis, said heavy media coverage of events like the […]

  • Volleyball coach reunited with men who saved her life after heart attack

    (BALLWIN, MO) A high school volleyball coach got the surprise of a lifetime when the men who saved her life surprised her Thursday night (Sept. 27). Ashleigh Nagel and her family got to meet those heroes face-to-face for the first time since that fateful day. This week, the Blue Jays “Go Red” to celebrate heart health for women and the life of Nagel, Head Volleyball Coach and teacher at Jefferson High School in Festus, whose own life was almost cut […]

  • St. Charles enacts new rules for late night drinking on Main Street

    St. CHARLES, MO – After months of discussion, the St. Charles City Council voted in favor of a new set of rules it hopes will curb concerns about late night drinking on North Main Street. This stems from tension between bars and other businesses in the area over crowds some say are causing damage and committing crimes. There are three main actions in the new bill sponsored by council members Dave Beckering, Mary West, Bart Haberstroh, John Hanneke, Rod Herrmann, […]