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.
CLAYTON, MO – The St. Louis County woman found dead in Lincoln County one week ago was pregnant when she died, according to a source close to the investigation. The source adds, the woman’s husband, who is charged with her murder, was having an affair. Beau Rothwell, 28, is being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center without bond. He is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the death of his wife, Jennifer. […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two Korean War veterans reunited in south St. Louis County after more than 60 years apart. The old friends picked up right where they left off. Al Nadolny and Dick Witham were photographers for the US Army during the war. They bonded over their shared interest in taking photographs. When the men returned from the war, their friendship continued to develop. However, over the years, the communication broke down. “He got married, I got married. I […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police said a victim of a deadly shooting may have been targeted. Investigators released surveillance footage showing a possible suspect, and they hope the public can help identify him. Around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 19), police got a call for a shooting at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Arlington Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Trey Neal, 31, had been shot. Neal was taken to the hospital but died from his […]
GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. – A toddler was rushed to a hospital Wednesday afternoon following a shooting. According to a Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a St. Louis County Police Department spokesman, the shooting took place in the 200 block of Tay Road. Police said they were originally dispatched to a home on that street around 3:35 p.m. for a report of a child being electrocuted. The child later died after arriving at the hospital. The child has been identified as Zion Israel. Police would […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Thousands of holiday wreaths will be placed at Jefferson Barracks National Ceremony in south St. Louis County next month as volunteers pay tribute to American heroes. Event organizers are putting out the call for more sponsors and volunteers. ‘Tis the season to remember, honor, and teach. Wreaths Across America aims to remember and honor veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes and saying the name of each veteran aloud. […]
MEHLVILLE, Mo. – More schools across the St. Louis metro area have adopted a tech-savvy way to fight the flu. It starts with sending each student home with a “smart thermometer” so parents can track symptoms in real-time. Since it opened in the fall of 2017, MOSAIC Elementary School in the Mehlville School District has offered project-based learning where students are able to get hands-on and learn by participating. This fall, the school joined a program in hopes of proactively preventing […]
CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 28-year-old man in connection with his wife’s disappearance. Beau Rothwell was charged Thursday with tampering with physical evidence – a class E felony. Rothwell is being held on a $100,000 bond. Rothwell’s wife, Jennifer Rothwell, 28, has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Police later discovered her 2011 Hyundai Sonata near Olive and Fee Fee roads, about two miles from the couple’s home. Rothwell was taken into […]
FLORISSANT, Mo. – A small business owner is warning the public after a thief stole her purse and went on a shopping spree across the metro. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect. Surveillance video from inside EdgyChic Boutique on St. Ferdinand Street in Florissant shows the suspect walked into the shop minutes after it opened Tuesday morning (Nov. 12). Shop owner Angela Harris can be seen chatting with the faux customer, and, at one point, Harris […]
ST. LOUIS – Law enforcement is warning parents about predators searching for children on popular social media applications. Officials are seeing more predators using technology to target their prey. Cindy Malott, Director of Advocacy Services for Crisis Aid International, works with survivors of sex trafficking. She said social media is now the “most common way” she sees traffickers are making initial contact with victims. “Every app you can imagine,” said Malott. “Even apps specifically focused for young children.” While the […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A soldier is marching more than 200 miles to raise awareness about human trafficking. His journey has been a challenge, but he is determined to see it through. While serving overseas as an army specialist during the Iraq war, Damian Gehris said he was exposed to the horrors of human sex trafficking and children working in brothels. When the Springfield, Missouri native returned the U.S., he learned the evils of trafficking are lurking at home. “I […]
ST. ANN, Mo. – St. Ann police are searching for a man they said stole a car, crashed into a police cruiser, and ran from officers. While they do not believe the man is a danger to the public, police said the suspect has a violent past. Around 11 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 7), a St. Ann officer spotted a car speeding and driving erratically while traveling eastbound on St. Charles Rock Road, according to St. Ann police Captain Dan Cowsert. […]
CREVE COEUR, MO – Creve Coeur city leaders opened the floor Wednesday night (Nov. 6) for people to express concern over the history of Beirne Park. The controversy dates back 60 years, but the community members at the meeting said it is time for a change. In the 1950s, 12 African-American families purchased land in the Spoede Meadows neighborhood of Creve Coeur to build homes. Some white residents were opposed to their new neighbors and sent an attorney to try […]