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. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – Several fires were reported along an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in St. Charles County Monday (Sept. 30). Police are asking anyone who may have seen what started the fires to contact them. Lake St. Louis Police Chief Chris DiGiuseppi would not go so far as to say the fires were intentionally set, but he said the number of fires in a short amount of time spanning both sides of the interstate was suspicious. Police […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Some young athletes are getting an assist from a local police department. On Friday evening, the Rolling Rams, Missouri’s only youth wheelchair basketball team, threw elbows with law enforcement on the basketball court. For the third year, St. Louis County police officers ditched the brown uniforms for t-shirts and a set of wheels in a “cops versus kids” wheelchair basketball scrimmage. “I know what to expect, and I know to be very afraid,” said Sgt. […]
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis high school is forced to change plans after its homecoming football game was canceled this week. The team is planning a homecoming tailgate in place of the game, and its hoping alumni and the community will still come out to show support. Trey Porter, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Roosevelt High School, said their opponent, Confluence Preparatory Academy, did not have enough players to compete in Saturday’s game. Porter said they tried to […]
CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Creve Coeur city officials are discussing the idea of regulating motorized vehicles in city parks. As the popularity of electric scooters grows, more of them are being used on sidewalks and park paths, and some are concerned someone is going to get hurt. There have been a few incidents reported of golf carts or recreational vehicles being driven on park paths which led to the discussion over the possible need for an ordinance. City council member […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Council heard frustrated comments over the high rates of euthanasia cases at the county animal shelter. Volunteers said a shortage of veterinarians has left many animals just waiting to be adopted. According to volunteers at St. Louis County Animal Care and Control, within the last month, two full-time veterinarians resigned leaving the shelter with limited veterinary services. “In those couple weeks, we’ve now set a two-year record for the most animals […]
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will consider a bill to set aside $8 million for public safety and crime prevention, but some are concerned the plan is a gamble. The program is called Cure Violence, which some leaders believe is exactly what St. Louis needs after more than a dozen children have died by gunfire in the city this year. Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed said the city needs to change the way it approaches […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – In an effort to build bonds between police and area teens, local law enforcement took a group of high school students on a road trip south so they could learn about their history and see the possibilities in their future. For the third year, Beyond Housing teamed up with the North County Police Cooperative and the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on a program called “Humanity in the Middle,” which aims to get area […]
ST. LOUIS – At this year’s Taste of St. Louis, among some of the area’s favorite eateries, a newcomer emerged a festival favorite. Mom’s Chicken Sausage made its public debut to rave reviews. “When you’re sitting on one side of Market Street and the line’s practically into the Opera House, that’s probably a good thing,” said Marc Bowers, Executive Director of St. Louis Makes. “There’s a lot of interest there.” Jill Loftin founded Mom’s Chicken Sausage in honor of her […]
O’FALLON, IL – The day after a Metro East city council voted to ban recreational cannabis sales within city limits, a non-profit group met in that community to help educate women about the opportunities available to them in this budding industry. Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) held its first of nine events across the state Tuesday (Sept. 17) in O’Fallon, Illinois to help women find a future in the cannabis industry. According to event organizers, the opportunities are endless. “It’s […]
WENTZVILLE, MO – Members of the United Auto Workers union have traded in the assembly line for the picket line. The strike impacts 50,000 union members across the country and 4,500 at the General Motors plant in Wentzville. One local restaurant is showing support for the employees on strike with a special delivery. The owners of Marco’s Pizza in Wentzville (1000 Quartz Canyon Dr.) brought pizzas to the picket line Monday evening (Sept. 16). Christopher and Barb Andren opened Marco’s […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A heated competition underway in St. Charles County over an empty storefront. In a Shark Tank-style presentation business owners pitched their plan this week during the final round of a competition called “RetailNext.” Forty contestants applied and six are still standing. The winner of RetailNext will get a storefront at the Meadows free for a year. A huge opportunity for any budding businesses, ready to expand, but needing a boost. Online voting is open until Sunday […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. —If you’re headed downtown for events like the Taste of St. Louis at Soldier’s Memorial Park then you`ll want to know about some road construction that may impact your ability to get here. MoDOT has closed all lanes on I-44 between I-270 and Geyer Road to work on the Watson Road bridge. IDOT has closed all lanes on I-55/I-70 northbound from Highway 111 near Fairmont City to US 40 near Troy while crews are repaving the interstate. All […]