Monica Adams is the traffic reporter for FOX 2 News in the Morning. Monica started with FOX 2 in December of 2005. She is also a certified personal trainer and hosts a health and fitness show Sunday afternoons on KMOX radio. Monica came to FOX 2 from WIL-FM radio, where she was the news director and morning show co-host. Previous to WIL, Monica was the morning show host for KDJR/KHAD radio in DeSoto, Missouri and the news director, morning show co-host, and sports reporter for KJCF radio in Festus, Missouri.
During her 13-year career in radio, Monica had the opportunity to interview Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She has also done stories on Katie Couric (her idol), Reba McEntire, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Brett and Bobby Hull. Monica has covered the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams and Blues, as well as high school football and baseball in Jefferson County.
Monica is a St. Louis native who enjoys entertaining her family and friends and doing charitable work for the American Cancer Society, Kilo Diabetes Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ponybird Home in Mapaville and Desoto, American Heart Association and The Peregrine Society. She enjoys dancing, singing, fitness and has a huge heart for her dogs and other animals.
Drew Hessler, a former CBC standout football player, was entering his junior year in high school when he went on a family vacation and his life changed forever. Hessler fell off a 4th story balcony, broke his neck, and was paralyzed from the chest down. Doctors told Drew he would never have function again. “I don’t know why but from the beginning, I never accepted that,” says Hessler. After a series of tests, Doctors said his C5 injury was not a […]
For almost 50 years, the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer (STLMGAC) has raised and donated millions of dollars for St. Louis cancer research, care, and prevention. This year will be the first annual Women’s Event dinner to benefit STLMGAC. Inside Edition Anchor Deborah Norville will be the featured speaker for the Women’s Event. She will speak on her fight with thyroid cancer. “The mission is that they raise money for cancer prevention, cure and care for men, women, children, […]
The Hispanic Festival, Inc coordinates Hispanic festivals and presentations throughout the St. Louis area. Every member of the Hispanic Festival, Inc is a volunteer. They hope to share the rich and colorful Hispanic culture with the Greater St. Louis Area. “For over 25 years, we’ve given out over 50,000 dollars in scholarships,” says Elisa Bender, board member. Bender says there are “over 20 Hispanic countries” and all will be represented proudly during the two-day celebration at the Fiesta in Florissant, […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mental illness can affect anyone at any point in life. A local non-profit, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has been assisting families in our area for 41 years. NAMI has multiple programs to help families cope with mental illness. The NAMI Walk is the nation’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. Join NAMI’s movement to raise awareness for mental illness and walk with them on May 4, 2019. For more information, visit NAMIwalks.org.
For the last 15 years, LESA has been providing financial resources for children to obtain a Lutheran education throughout St Louis, St Charles, and Illinois. LESA has awarded over 5 million dollars to over 3,300 students. Students in grades K-4 are learning LEGO robotics, coding and other STEM skills thanks to a generous grant and they are looking to expand the program. LESA receives no government funding. They are supported by gifts from individuals, foundation grants, and corporate sponsorship. You […]
In Summer 2016, Lily was running around like a normal three-year-old. After appearing to have pulled a muscle, her family took her to the doctor where their life imminently changed. An X-Ray was performed and, after coming back suspicious, doctors performed a bone biopsy on young Lily. It came back positive for cancer. Anne LaMartina is the mother of Lily, now five years old. She is the youngest of six children. “I was terrified,” Anne says. “Heartbroken, stunned, and […]
BALLWIN, Mo. – March is National Athletic Training month, paying homage to those in the medical and fitness industry that help in the prevention and recovery of injuries as well as overall well-being. One area gym is taking it a step further with a new pre-diabetes prevention program that is paid for by Medicare. “This is the kind of program that has basically laid the groundwork for us to significantly make an impact for people who normally wouldn’t otherwise go […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Opened in 2016 to preserve and honor the history of the blues, St. Louis is home to the National Blues Museum. The museum, located on Washington Ave., showcases the memorabilia that exists in the music that initiated in the south. Every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday the museum hosts live musicians. More information is available at www.nationalbluesmuseum.org.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Each year Variety, the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, honors an outstanding man and woman of the year for their tireless efforts in giving back to the community. This year, longtime general manager of KTVI/KPLR Spencer Koch will be given the Man of the Year award and the Woman of the Year will go to Carol Staenberg for the many levels of volunteerism she has shown over the years. This is a volunteerism award given to […]
Fox 2 and KPLR are sponsors of the Make A Wish Foundation which is the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. Granting wishes for more than 300,000 children in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico since 1980. Our own Monica Adams talks about the fact that these are not just terminally ill kids.
ST. LOUIS – As we prepare to welcome spring next week, Fox 2 and News 11 are partnering with the American Lung Association to raise awareness of what you can do to cut back on air pollution and how to prevent lung disease. You can do your part to raise money and help with awareness by joining the 11th annual Fight For Air Climb. Forty flights of stairs or 856 steps. Don’t let age stop you. Last year, the youngest […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Next week, you can jump into Creve Coeur Lake for a great cause. The Polar Plunge, hosted by the Special Olympics of Missouri, will take place on February 23 at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri. Participants must be at least 10-years-old and each participant must raise a minimum of $75 by the day of the event.