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.
ST. LOUIS – Dozens of people showed up to a meeting to learn how they can help students feel safe at the bus stop. This comes after the success of the Neighborhood Net bus stop safety program during its first week and the plan to continue the program through the rest of the school year. Volunteers, parents, and teachers shared stories Wednesday night (Aug. 21) about how the program has already made an impact on students. The program launched last […]
VINITA PARK, MO – Dozens of people show up to show their support and appreciation for law enforcement in north St. Louis County Tuesday night (Aug. 20). Families gathered at Vinita Park City Hall for the annual “National Night Out” event for food, music, and to engage with members of the North County Police Cooperative. A moment of silence was held for slain Officer Michael Langsdorf, and a young entrepreneur presented the parents of the fallen police officer with more […]
GRANITE CITY, IL – More than 800 families received assistance during an outreach event in Granite City over the weekend, but some residents said they need more than disinfectant and new drywall. After heavy rains fell near Granite City last week, the ground around Teresa Kohenskey’s home was so saturated, the basement wall caved in making it unlivable. The Kohenskeys had to move in with relatives because there is a gaping hole in the side of their home. The house, […]
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – Authorities in Pontoon Beach, Illinois are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian and fled the scene. The woman later died from her injuries. Pontoon Beach Police Chief Christopher Modrusic said his detectives have worked tirelessly tracking down leads in this case since it happened early Wednesday morning. They are asking for the public’s help in hopes someone may recognize the suspect vehicle. Modrusic said the suspect vehicle is believed to have hit a woman […]
ST. LOUIS – A fun day at the lake turns tragic when toxic algae claims the lives of several beloved pets. Missouri and Illinois state scientists said there are currently no reports of blue-green algae in the St. Louis metro area but they are monitoring the bacteria closely because conditions are right this time of year for the blooms to pop up anywhere. Over the past week, there have been several reports of dogs becoming sick and dying shortly after […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – It has been 14 years since a pregnant woman vanished in Jefferson County. Fox 2 has been digging back into the investigation into the disappearance of Amanda Jones over the past year and recently learned new information about the early investigation. Days before the 14th anniversary of her daughter’s disappearance, Bertha Propst was reunited with the only photos of her grandson, Hayden.The day she disappeared, Jones brought the sonogram photos with her to meet Bryan Westfall, […]
ST. LOUIS – August 14, 2019 marks 14 years since a pregnant woman disappeared in Jefferson County, Missouri. Fox 2 reporters Katie Kormann and Andy Banker check in with the family of Amanda Jones and they follow up with law enforcement to get the latest on the investigation. Listen to the podcast here and subscribe by searching for it with your favorite podcast app to hear the next episode. Watch all of the episodes in this series on YouTube here. Subscribe […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in north St. Louis. An 18-year-old man was also critically wounded in the shooting. St. Louis police Chief John Hayden became emotional while speaking to reporters about the death of yet another child killed by gunfire. More than a dozen children have been killed by gunfire this summer. “This little kid would’ve been starting school this week, and he’s not going to be able […]
MADISON COUNTY, IL – Fire erupted at a recycling plant in the Metro East Tuesday (Aug. 6) at a company that was the site of a deadly explosion in 2014. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City. A thick cloud of smoke stretched high above the Metro East Tuesday afternoon. People heading home from work could see it from miles away. “You could see the fire was actually getting up […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Students and staff in the Ladue School District are focusing on safety in the new school year. They plan to do it through training and making personal connections. A handful of Ladue High School students got a crash course in school safety and mental health. The district has also been busy this summer getting its new Safety and Security Coordinator up to speed. The teens have teamed up with a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit called Students […]
ST. LOUIS – After two mass shootings over the weekend left at least 31 people dead and more injured, lawmakers across the country, including the president, are calling for stronger gun laws. President Donald Trump said Monday (Aug. 5) he supports Extreme Risk Laws. “We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” said […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – After outsourcing emergency medical services for the past four years, University City is handing the responsibility back to its fire department. Some city leaders say the decision came after strong urging from the community. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 3), University City Fire Department (UCFD) could have as many as three ambulances ready to respond at any given time. Fire Chief Bill Hinson said the department is one of the busiest in St. Louis […]