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 – Attention teachers and high school students! The St Louis Cardinals are hosting their annual Career Day at Busch Stadium next month, focusing on media and sports. Bethany White, with themed ticket sales for the Cardinals, says attendees “get to come and hear from a panel of professionals from FOX 2 and KPLR, the St Louis Cardinals, the St Louis Blues, KMOX and Fox Sports Midwest. It’s also presented by Lindenwood University, so they will have a panelist […]
ST. LOUIS – Back-to-school time can be stressful for children with a learning disability. The St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association is hoping to make that transition easier. Having started in the 1960s as a community grassroots effort, the St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) aims to provide educational and emotional support for children living with disabilities, as well as their parents and educators. “Whether it be educational coaching, assessments, advocacy, you name it, LDA equips these students with the tools […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Area students will have the opportunity to purchase art for their school at the upcoming Saint Louis Art Fair, thanks to the Student Art Aficionado program. This hands-on experience will allow students to learn to budget, negotiate, and work on their public speaking and teamwork. “Students are selected from their schools,” says Sarah Umlauf with the Art Fair. “We have three representatives from each school and they come to the St Louis Art Fair with a […]
ST. LOUIS – The legal issues of texting and driving are worse than you may think. With youth returning to school, adults need to stress the importance of putting the phone away to curb temptation. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that cell phone-related crashes are up 35 percent since 2014. Andrea McNairy, with Brown and Crouppen, says they see people seriously injured and even those who have died. “The consequences of just looking at your phone just for a second […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — It’s back to school time and for Variety teen, Nick George, a wheelchair will be bringing him a whole new look on life at school. Nick was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta or brittle bone disease causing broken ribs, a broken arm, and a broken leg at birth. That has never dampened his spirit. Nick is entering high school at St. Louis University High and this new power wheelchair is going to take him to new heights! […]
ST. LOUIS – For 100 years, the International Institute of St. Louis has been providing education, citizenship classes, and a place for immigrants and refugees to come together to learn the American culture. Anna Crosslin, President and CEO of IISL, says that mission “was to educate immigrant girls and so, here we are, 130 years later and we are in a facility again where in fact immigrants are being educated.” St. Louis city and county is made up of 5 […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Vincent Home for Children has been serving at-risk, low-income youth in the St. Louis community for almost 170 years. A cholera epidemic and massive fire in 1850 left many children orphaned in St Louis and the need for an organization like St. Vincent Home for Children to open and care for them. The Sisters of Christian charity ran the home for 100 years. It is now a secular organization offering residential and in-home services at no cost […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Sex trafficking of our youth is happening all over the world and St. Louis is not immune. The St. Louis juvenile girls human trafficking unit consists of those from the family courts, the St Louis city police department. One of the service providers helping with the unit is the Annie Malone Center. The second annual 5k Run For Kids will help raise money and awareness next month. The date is August 11th at Forest Park in […]
DES PERES, Mo. – Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system making it difficult to communicate. The transition from child to adulthood for someone living with autism can be a very difficult step and one that brings emotions of fear and loneliness. To help to make that transition better for all involved, St Louis Arc and Autism Speaks will be holding a town hall meeting in Des Peres next month. “Whether that’s getting a job out in the community, living on […]
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – For 100 years, Junior Achievement has shaped the lives of young minds as they prepare for the real world. JA Biz Town began 15 years ago in Chesterfield, allowing middle school students the opportunity to learn how to operate successful businesses. These students learn how to run one of 17 businesses, how to write and balance a checkbook, use a debit card, how to manage finances, live on a budget, and learn life skills for not only […]
ST. LOUIS – Dogs are known as man’s best friend and one particular therapy dog with the USO of Missouri has a friend in all he meets. Now he needs your help to win a special award. Bandit, a German Great Dane, is lucky to be alive. He was rescued almost 8 years ago, moments before he was going to be euthanized due to health concerns. He has undergone multiple surgeries, leaving him with 2 plates, 20 screws in his hind […]
ST. LOUIS – It’s been 45 years since Ronald McDonald House Charities launched. Now, more than 350 homes have been built worldwide – all with the mission to provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Joan Elhoffer owns an area McDonald’s and says they provide “care and comfort and a little place away from home to be able to take care of their family.” There are four Ronald McDonald family rooms located inside Mercy Children’s Hospital, […]