I’m the Executive Producer of Interactive Content in St. Louis Missouri for KTVI and KPLR television. Our social media and web content at both TV stations is the focus of my day. If you’re having a problem with the website I can help you find a story, fix a typo or get you in contact with our assignment desk.

I’ve worn a lot of hats in my career producing material both for on-air and online. During high school I started working at KFXB-TV in Dubuque Iowa as a production assistant. After attending Webster University I landed a job at WRSP/WCCU In Springfield Illinois. Then, I made the move to a larger market at WSTR in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2006 I was able to move back to St. Louis to work at KPLR in the promotions department. I made Emmy nominated campaigns. Eventually I found my niche as the head of KPLR’s web department.

The merger with KTVI meant a lot more newscasts to produce for the web. Experience and experimenting with web content makes my days fly by. We throw a lot of spaghetti at the wall. Sometimes something sticks and goes viral. I enjoy touching so many people’s lives through their phones, tablets, browsers and televisions. Now, I lead the team at one of the top websites in St. Louis.

Please follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get an insider’s view into a newsroom.

Recent Articles
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    Odd odor forces evacuation of north St. Louis school; 40 students treated

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School was evacuated after a complaint about an  odor of natural was reported. The fire department says 350 students were evacuated.  Emergency crews took about 40 students to area hospitals for treatment. Laclede Gas responded and did not find any readings of a natural gas leak in the area.  It remains unclear what made the students sick. The school is located in the 2900 block of Hadley near Interstate 70 and St. […]

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    Watch Terry Crouppen’s Super Bowl ad slamming Stan Kroenke

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Local lawyer Terry Crouppen is making a pitch to slam former Rams owner Stan Kroenke. His law firm, Brown & Crouppen, bought a commercial during Sunday’s big game to broadcast his thoughts about the team moving to Los Angeles. This is a transcript of the commercial: “I’m Terry Crouppen. You know my home town, St. Louis. We were loyal to our football team. We bought their tickets, wore their jerseys, and drank their overpriced beer. […]

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    St. Louis Police release parking restriction warnings for Mardi Gras weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – There are warnings from police for those looking to go to the Mardi Gras celebrations this weekend. Police say be aware of parking restrictions in Soulard or else you could be ticketed and or towed. They say police will be patrolling looking for underaged drinking. Anyone engaging in public urination or lewd and indecent conduct will be subject to arrest. St. Louis Police have released this statement about the parking rules: Metro Transit will offer a […]

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    Police looking for man after carjacking on SLU campus

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police are looking for a suspect after a carjacking on Saint Louis University Campus. The graduate student was paying for parking near the intersection of Laclede and Spring Tuesday.  A young man grabbed her keys and tried to steal her car.  He drove up on a curb as the two struggled over the keys. Police were looking for a black Ford Focus travelling after the suspect drove west on Laclede. The vehicle has been recovered in Pine Lawn.  It was abandoned. St. […]

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    Electrical pole fire closes Olive street in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – An electrical fire on an electric pole has closed a major road in St. Louis County.  Olive from Lindbergh to Warson is closed in both directions. Ameren crews are on the scene. The road has been closed down as a precaution. Utility workers are worried that electric wires could fall on motorists. Ameren says that the earlier report of a transformer explosion is inaccurate.  It was a malfunctioning insulator in the pole that caused the fire. […]

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    Second Missouri bald eagle shot and killed in less than a week

    REYNOLDS COUNTY, MO – A second young bald eagle has been shot and killed in less than a week southeast Missouri according the Department of Conservation. KFVS-TV reports that the second raptor was recovered in Reynolds County on Friday. A bald eagle was shot and killed last Monday in Wayne County. That bird was also young and did not have the signature white head identified with bald eagles. Both incidents are under investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation. They’re […]

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    Missouri Lottery reveals 15 stores that sold $50,000 Powerball tickets

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – There were many winners in Missouri for the $1.5 billion Poweball jackpot. No one matched all of the numbers in the Show-Me-State. But players in Missouri won $2.8 million. The winning numbers from last night’s drawing were: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball number was 10. Players have exactly 180 days from the drawing – until July 11, in this case – to claim their prizes. The 15 tickets that won $50,000 were […]

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    Man accused of recording over 20 women in Mid Rivers Mall dressing room

    ST. PETERS (KPLR) – St. Peters police say a man has been secretly taping women undressing in fitting rooms at Mid-Rivers Mall, using a cell phone camera hidden in a shopping bag. The investigation began last week after a woman noticed a bag kept appearing and disappearing outside her fitting room door every time she went in to change clothes. By the time she realized the bag had a hole in it with a cell phone hidden inside, the bag […]

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    Police find suspect’s car involved in murder of 11-year-old Alton boy

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Investigators have discovered a red car they say was involved in the murder 11-year-old Romell Jones. The vehicle was found Wednesday afternoon and towed to the Alton Police Department for processing. The shooting took place on Monday at the Acorn Street at the Alton Acres Housing Authority. It appears the shots came from the direction of a car passing through the housing complex. There was no evidence to suggest the child was a target. A teen […]

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    Rescuers record puppy rescue from pipe

    WARNING:  THIS VIDEO CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND OFFENSIVE WASHINGTON PARK, IL (KPLR) – A team working to save a pack of feral dogs from the bitter cold captured some amazing video in Washington Park, Illinois. Randy Grim and his crew recorded a puppy rescued from a pipe. The Stray Rescue team is searching old homes in the area. They found three puppies in an empty building and rescued eight dogs total on Sunday. The search for more dogs continues […]

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    St. Louis County officer suspended after domestic assault

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis County Police officer is suspended without pay after his arrest on domestic assault charges. The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney says Bret Lively, 33, assaulted a woman on December 22nd during a drunken altercation. Lively’s live-in girlfriend claims a fight turned physical. She suffered a fractured tail bone, bruises to her head, scratches and bruises to her face, wrists and hands. Portions of her hair having been pulled from her head. […]

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    Mayor Slay corrects Kroenke’s relocation ‘inaccuracies’ in letter to the NFL

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Mayor Francis Slay is firing back after his city was outraged by Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s relocation filing was made public. The 29 page document slams St. Louis and makes the case to the NFL for the football team to call Los Angeles home. The Mayor posted a two page letter addressed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell from his office to Facebook on Thursday. He begins with this statement, “I was struck by the multiple […]


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