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 – Several St. Louis firetrucks responded to a large fire Tuesday evening at a library and museum across from Compton Hill Reservoir Park in south city. Firefighters got the call around 7 p.m. Heavy flames and smoke poured from the back of Karpeles Manuscript Library on Russell Boulevard. The building is old with many wooden features, which allowed the fire to spread so quickly. Approximately 80 firefighters were on scene, with other units on standby. Firefighters were evacuated […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A pet care manufacturing company based in St. Charles County has announced an expansion including a new state-of-the-art facility and the potential to hire dozens of employees. Wentzville-based Cosmos Corporation will expand its world headquarters with a $25.7 million facility built in O’Fallon, Missouri. The new building will be large enough to house the company’s administration, manufacturing, distribution, and charitable operations under one roof. “To be able to mix, model, assemble, and ship and store […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County police are investigating an assault on a MetroLink train after a man reported three masked suspects punched him repeatedly in the face. For the past eight years, Roger Jesse said he’s taken public transportation between his home in Fenton and UMSL, where he works for the College of Optometry. Jesse said Wednesday night, he was attacked when his Blue Line train stopped at the Maplewood Manchester platform. “The train stopped at […]
AFFTON, MO – A town hall meeting was held Wednesday (March 20) to discuss the future of prime property in south St. Louis County. County Council Member Lisa Clancy hosted the discussion at the Affton Community Center to hear from her constituents about what they think should happen to the land formerly occupied by Tower Tee. “It is really important that the community that’s most impacted has a say in the development,” said Clancy. For more than 50 years, Tower […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The family of an innocent driver killed during a police pursuit in St. Charles County has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The suit alleges police negligence and questionable handling of reports after the fatal accident. The family of Krystofer Batsell tells Fox 2 they feel robbed because he was taken from them suddenly. “I feel like we got a life sentence that day,” said Connie Batsell, Krystofer’s mother. Four months after then 21-year-old Krystofer’s death, his […]
EDWARDSVILLE, IL – The Major Case Squad was called in to assist the Edwardsville Police Department with investigating a double homicide in the Metro East after a married couple was found murdered in their home. Investigators announced the murders of Michael Ladd, 79, and Dr. Lois Ladd, 68, Monday (March 18) afternoon with few details about the case. Police were called to the Ladds’ home on the 800 block of North Kansas around 10:30 a.m. The home sits back in […]
ST. LOUIS – For most St. Louisans, the terrorist attack in New Zealand may feel far away. But for a member of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis in Manchester, the tragedy hit quite close to home. While at a press conference Friday at the Islamic Foundation to condemn the deadly attack on two mosques, Faizan Shaik got a call from his mother letting him know his uncle, Ahmed Jahangir, was one of the shooting victims. “Never in my […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Bella Villa police officer injured in a traffic accident last week remains hospitalized with significant injuries. Loved ones are hoping the public will help the officer and his family financially while he is unable to work. Officer Joseph Lafrance, 32, says he is lucky to be alive after his police vehicle was T-boned by another car last Thursday (March 7) in the 3900 block of Bayless Avenue. St. Louis County police say the other driver […]
CALVERTON PARK, Mo. – The family of a murder victim is coming together to support her two young children. Police say the children’s father is responsible for her death. Perry Green, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is accused of shooting Demetria Howard, 23, more than 14 times early Sunday morning. Surveillance footage shows Green and Howard entered her home. A short time later, Green left alone then returned with an unknown individual. Investigators say […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Amazon delivery driver who was shot in the back is suing the alleged gunman. An attorney for the victim is asking for $250 million in punitive damages. There are now three cases stemming from the attack in the Target parking lot on March 5: a criminal case, civil case, and a workers’ compensation case. According to a civil lawsuit filed by attorney Mark Cantor and the legal team at Cantor Injury Law, on the day […]
ST. LOUIS – A free event in south St. Louis Monday (March 11) aimed to educate about medical marijuana and support the small business community looking to become part of the new Missouri industry. Missourians overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment Two in November which legalized medical cannabis. Under the new law, a person must get physician approval to get a medical marijuana card. Dr. Zinia Thomas said she has been recommending CBD products to her patients at Radiance Float […]
ST. LOUIS – Three major events in downtown St. Louis will make for a busy weekend for businesses including packed parking lots and garages. The single largest event of the weekend is the sold-out Garth Brooks concert happening at The Dome at America’s Center. With more than 70,000 people expected to attend, it is the largest show in the venue’s history. During a press conference Friday (March 8), Brooks said he and Missouri go way back. He referred to a […]