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Katie reports for Fox 2 News in the Morning. She is thrilled to be able to tell you about big stories happening around St. Louis as you start your day.

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.

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
  • Cadaver dog shot, dies from injuries

    FREEBURG, IL – A dog specially trained to assist law enforcement in locating human remains has died after someone shot him last week. It is believed Rowdy was shot with an airsoft rifle at close range. Rowdy’s family tells Fox 2 he died late Friday night. The Freeburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: “The Freeburg Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating the person / persons responsible for shooting ‘Rowdy,’ a black lab mix, […]

  • Pay dispute leads to firefighters filing lawsuits against the City of St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO – The union representing St. Charles firefighters has filed three lawsuits against the city. Representatives of International Association of Firefighters Local 757 say St. Charles has failed to uphold the current contract and now owes firefighters upwards of $300,000. All three lawsuits have to do with raises and money firefighters say they are owed by the city. The first two lawsuits are filed on behalf of all union members based on the collective bargaining agreement signed by […]

  • Wild wheel thefts reported in Central West End

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating after four separate reports of tires stolen from vehicles in the Central West End. The first victim reported that sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday, August 3 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, someone stole all four tires from their vehicle on the 4300 block of West Pine Boulevard. A few days later, the tire thief struck again. This time, hitting multiple vehicles in the same night. According to police, sometime […]

  • Cadaver dog shot in Illinois neighborhood, reward offered

    FREEBURG, Ill. – A dog specially trained to assist law enforcement with locating human remains is fighting for his life after someone shot him earlier this week. It is believed Rowdy was shot with an airsoft rifle at close range. “All of us veterinarians are shocked that this much damage could be done by an airsoft rifle,” said Megan Baebler, Associate Veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Center, who performed Rowdy’s emergency surgery. Marla Vollmer said she let her two dogs, […]

  • St. Louis Asian community weighs in on new movie “Crazy Rich Asians”

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – On Wednesday, some movie-goers at Ronnie’s Marcus Cinema in South County got to see an advanced showing of the highly anticipated movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” For some of them, it was the first time in their lives they have seen a movie with an entire cast of characters that look like they do. “It just feels special to me,” said Ella Becker, 14. Emme Carpenter, 16, agreed. “Yeah, because it’s nothing we’ve seen before.” While […]

  • Police identify suspect in Pontoon Beach drive-by shooting

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – The Pontoon Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred July 25 at the Holiday Manufactured Home Community off Horseshoe Lake Road in Pontoon Beach. Pontoon Beach Police Chief Christopher Modrusic said Dammarian Greene, 28, of Granite City, drove a white vehicle past a mobile home where he believed his ex-girlfriend was staying and fired several shots. Eight shots struck the home and one […]

  • Oakville lemonade stand raises money for injured firefighter

    OAKVILLE, MO – Three pint-sized entrepreneurs poured cold drinks Saturday (August 4) to help their neighbors beat the heat and raise money for a firefighter injured in the line of duty. Aubrey, 8, Maddie, 7, Lilly, 3, spent a few hours in their Oakville neighborhood handing out lemonade and collecting monetary donations for St. Charles Fire Captain Aaron Burlingame who was burned last month while responding to the scene of a truck fire in unincorporated St. Charles County. Burlingame suffered […]

  • Surgery goes well for puppy thrown from moving car

    ST. LOUIS, MO – We have a follow up on a puppy in need of major surgery after being thrown from a moving vehicle. In late July, witnesses watched in horror as two men in an SUV dangled a puppy out of the moving vehicle by her leg before tossing her onto a busy highway in southern Missouri. The dog, now named Kennerly, was rescued by the witnesses, but suffered fractures in the largest part of the hip bone, fractures […]

  • Puppy thrown from vehicle needs public’s help with recovery

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis-area animal rescue is asking for the public’s help to save the life of a puppy thrown from a moving vehicle. Less than two weeks ago, witnesses watched in horror as two men in an SUV dangled a puppy out of the moving vehicle by her leg. Witnesses said one of the men swung her around before tossing her onto a busy highway in southern Missouri. “This was definitely a violent act,” said Beth Goode, […]

  • Police caution parents after Alton man’s sex crime arrest

    ALTON, Ill.  – The Alton Police Department is encouraging parents to monitor their children’s social media accounts after a man was arrested for alleged sex crimes against girls. According to investigators, 34-year-old Latodd Strong, who also goes by the name “Boo Strong,” used multiple social media platforms and different usernames to contact girls in Alton. Officer Emily Hejna, the Sex Offender Registration Coordinator for the Alton Police Department, said while the usernames differed, “Boo Strong” was used in each screen name. […]

  • Mizzou considers new policies to make campus, Greek community safer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Changes could be coming to fraternities and sororities at the University of Missouri. A 40-member task force made recommendations to the university Tuesday after nearly a year of discussion. University leadership said the conversations began as they sought ways to ensure student safety, address longstanding issues like alcohol abuse and improve diversity. “What’s been on the minds dealing with these recommendations has been safety,” said Christian Basi, spokesperson for the university. “How do we make sure that […]

  • Little piggy found on I-44, now recovering at rescue ranch

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A little piglet found herself in quite the pickle when she landed on a busy St. Louis interstate. Some Good Samaritans made sure she found a safe place to recover and call home. Pickles the Miracle Pig’s story is quite the miracle. Just a few short weeks ago, Pickle’s future was doomed. “She fell off a commercial truck with a bunch of piglets going to their final destination,” said Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue in […]