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 – 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 […]
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis region will play host to the In Motion Filmmaking conference next month, where over 200 filmmakers and 30 speakers will be represented from the likes of Lifetime, A&E, HGTV, OWN network, DIY, and more. Dan Parris, conference director, says the conference “has really exploded to become something way bigger than we thought it would be at first.” Parris adds that there’s fiction, documentary, how to make money on YouTube, how to make a high-quality […]
ST. LOUIS – Children of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital benefit every time the St. Louis Cardinals hit a home run. Initially started by former left-fielder Matt Holliday and his wife, Leslee, Homers for Health has raised $5.3 million in seven years. Now chaired by infielder Matt Carpenter, this year Homers for Health benefits the Children’s Fund. “They came and visited the hospital and really saw the need here with the children and just got attached to Cardinal Glennon and just […]
ST. LOUIS – Advancements in medicine worldwide are many times from a breakthrough found at hospitals right here in St. Louis. Siteman Cancer Center honors what they call Rock Docs and gives them the Rock Star treatment once a year. On November 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel, they will roll out the red carpet for some of this year’s featured physicians to highlight how they change lives during the 14th annual CUREiosity event. “This is a really important event […]
ST. LOUIS – Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 59 children. The earlier it is diagnosed, the sooner treatments can be put in to place to ensure a better quality of life. For one Kirkwood resident, his isolation could have been lifelong if his mom hadn’t intervened. “The thing that always stuck out to me when she would retell the story is I would crash my trains together instead of ride them along the track,” Tanner Craft said. “I had trouble […]
ST. LOUIS – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Lifesaving advancements in medicine for blood-related cancers continues through your donations and awareness from organizations like The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and their upcoming Light the Night Walk. At only 5 months of age, Lucy Morado was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2013 leading to chemotherapy drugs, immunotherapy treatments, and eventually a stem cell transplant. “Her white blood cell count was 500,000 and her body was just full of leukemia […]
ST. LOUIS – Loved ones of those going through dementia or Alzheimer’s know the loneliness or helpless feeling. Dan Kempland, the true life of any party, passed away this past January at the age of 68. He battled Alzheimer’s for four years. “Even when we felt like he was slipping away from us with Alzheimer’s, every time you saw him, he just said it was the best day of his life,” said Krista Souders, Dan’s niece. Dan and his wife, […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The definition of poverty is “the state of being extremely poor” or insufficient in amount. Spurred on by President Johnson’s war on poverty and the advocacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Community Action Agency of St. Louis county (CAASTLC) is hoping to eradicate poverty and assist low-income families. Poverty is Real and it affects hundreds of thousands in our country. The Community Action Agency serves 40,000 people annually. They help provide food, education, housing, […]
ST. LOUIS – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Empowerment Network, formed by two prostate cancer survivors, aims to help spread awareness of prostate cancer and educate those affected. Pamela Hemphill has lost four family members to cancer and is now caring for her husband who is fighting prostate cancer. “I would not be able to do it without [the Empowerment Network],” says Hemphill. “They have been with us all throughout the procedures, the diagnosis, and the recovery.” The Empowerment […]
FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson’s own Michael McDonald is heading back to St Louis to give back to the community that raised him and molded his career. A Night for Life will be at the Touhill Performing Arts Center later this month. McDonald is a five-time Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and a proud St. Louisan! You know him from Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, and his solo career. McDonald grew up in Ferguson and attended McCluer High School. He […]
FERGUSON, Mo. – Over a thousand people will be flocking to Ferguson this weekend for the 7th annual Taste of Ferguson. It is a way to give back through scholarship money for Ferguson youth with food, drinks, music, and a family atmosphere! “We’ve brought in new businesses especially after the unrest when they were afraid to come to Ferguson. We’ve actually had restaurants participate in this event and now open locations here in Ferguson,” said co-founder Linda Lipka. All of the […]
ST. LOUIS – Alzheimer’s disease has been known as the “long goodbye.” From early-onset diagnosis to end of life care, family members and friends of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia often wonder where they can turn to help. Lisa Waxam and her family received help from the Alzheimer’s Association in St. Louis. Her husband, a Vietnam veteran, was diagnosed at the age of 75 with Alzheimer’s, a disease that her father also suffered with. “It’s gone downhill,” says Waxam. “I couldn’t […]