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.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A referral from one agency to Pathways to Progress is all this mother needed to help turn her life around. Pathways to Progress helps St. Louis families achieve financial stability and gave this mother hope not only for her life but for her seven children, including one that has special needs. Sandra Watson, Case Manager for Pathways to Progress, says the mother, Ebony Thomas, “has an autistic son. It’s hard for her to get around and […]
ST. LOUIS – Our Spirit of St Louis campaign continues and one of our charities is the Humane Society of Missouri. Their Animal Pain Management Center has an important message in keeping our furry friend’s health. Keeping the weight off your pet is a great New Year’s Resolution, especially when your pet is rehabilitating from an injury like Herbie. “(Herbie) had a little bit of arthritis and he’s been able to enjoy the benefits of the underwater treadmill; both as […]
ST. LOUIS – Our Spirit of St Louis campaign is underway and one of our charities is Pathways to Progress, a long-term, intensive case management program assisting north St. Louis County families find ways to overcome poverty. Knowing there is hope and support available to those living in poverty is their main message. “We want to encourage members to build up some assets to have options in their life, to be able to make good choices, and to truly have […]
ST. LOUIS – Felines have taken over a good majority of the Humane Society of Missouri and if you can make room in your home for these cats and kittens, you will be helping out a wonderful cause. Normally, this time of year, the pet population of cats would slow down but that has not been the case. “In fact, about two-thirds of our pet population right now are cats and kittens,” said Anne Vincent, adoption manager with the Humane […]
ST. LOUIS – When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the last thing they or their parents want to think about are the treatments ahead and the sadness that may follow. Twenty years ago, Rob and Sally Rains created Rainbows for Kids after their niece was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age six. They wanted to bring a sense of calm and happiness to children with cancer. “We got to do something to help these kids here because they […]
ST. LOUIS – It will be four years since we lost former St. Louis Blues defenseman Rik Wilson. He was 53. The news of Wilson’s sudden death sent his son, Brock, down a path that almost cost him his own life “January 22, 2016, I lost him. He was my best friend and my world changed,” Brock said. His father was his mentor on the ice and in the fitness realm, as he was one of the first to incorporate […]
ST. LOUIS, MO – The countdown to one of the largest boxing events in the country is underway. The 33rd annual Guns ‘N Hoses event to benefit The Backstoppers, Inc. will be held in just a couple of weeks. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says, “This is the biggest showing of community involvement that I’ve ever witnessed.” Last year they were able to present a check for $800,000 but this year they have set their sights even higher. “We […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Police and Firefighters will be squaring off later this month for Budweiser Guns N Hoses as they box to raise much-needed funds for Backstoppers. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has been held in St Louis for 33 years, eight of those Hazelwood Police Officer Ryan Counterman has boxed in. Officer Counterman got his pro card last year and is excited to return this year. “Year one I was extremely nervous,” says Officer Counterman. He trains year-round at […]
ST. LOUIS – It’s been six years since the first Women in Science, Education, and Research Conference (WISER) was held in St. Louis to showcase women who excel in the fields of science, business, and technology. The event has grown exponentially thanks to the Missouri Cures Education Foundation seeing its need. “We have three panels of amazing women,” says Dena Ladd, Executive Director of Missouri Cures. They will be “talking about their opportunities, the challenges that women have, where they […]
ST. LOUIS – October is National Chiropractic Health Month and while many may think of only going to the doctor when they hurt their back, Monica Adams explains that one woman became a chiropractor after years of being medicated with no relief. She now promotes a natural, proactive approach to health. Dr. Felicity Keough is now launching her book on natural healing and the journey to lifelong wellness. “It started with the start of my menstrual cycle when I was […]
ST. LOUIS – Breast Cancer is a diagnosis no one ever wants. Sarah Penberthy is a breast cancer survivor and is now on a mission to challenge all women to know their bodies. Sarah learned she had breast cancer the day before Thanksgiving in 2014. She noticed a lump in her armpit while shaving that turned out to be a swollen lymph node. Sarah was very aggressive with her treatments, had a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, reconstruction and other surgeries […]
ST. LOUIS – When Alzheimer’s or dementia is diagnosed, the first emotion that many encounter is a feeling of being lost. Where do you turn? The Alzheimer’s Association provides support groups and programs to help families care for their loved ones with the diagnosis. “I fell flat on my face because I didn’t know where to go, where to turn to, what to do,” says Tom Glaser, who lost his spouse to dementia. Denial is the first emotion most experience. Tom’s […]