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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    Michelle Obama and Doctor Jill Biden visit Fort Leonard Wood for Joining Forces

    ST. ROBERT,  MO (KPLR) – First Lady Michelle Obama and Doctor Jill Biden visited Fort Leonard Wood on Tuesday. Their stop was one of several stops on military bases across the country to celebrate the anniversary of Joining Forces, which the two women started five years ago and which calls on all Americans, in both the public and private sectors, to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through employment, education, and wellness opportunities. They were joined by Reading Rainbow […]

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    Kirkwood puts all schools on lockdown as precaution

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – All schools in the Kirkwood School District were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning. Kirkwood High School was on a hard lockdown for about an hour and a half. All extra security measures have been lifted. The school district has not given a reason for the lockdowns. Police put the schools on lockdown Wednesday morning as a precaution. They say there appears to be no immediate threat. School officials were asking parents to not pick up students […]

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    Person wounded in shooting on Wash. Univ. Danforth Campus

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – One person is injured after a shooting Wednesday near Washington University’s campus. The campus was put on lockdown and students were put on alert. School officials first alerted students about a person with a weapon on campus just after 1:30pm. The University told students and staff to take shelter where they felt safe until further notice. The shooting happened on the Danforth Campus near Forsyth. The Clayton Police Department is investigating the shooting along with […]

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    The Preston restaurant offers delicious deserts for the Central West End

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR)- A new restaurant has opened at the Chase Park Plaza in the Central West End. The new restaurant, The Preston, will host a 140-seat dining showplace featuring opulent design and artistic culinary creations for breakfast and dinner. Ched David Laufer, the executive pastry chef at The Preston, stopped by the News 11 studios this morning to teach us how to make his famous chocolate melt. The chocolate melt is a chocolate sphere that contains salted peanut gelato inside. […]

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    Construction worker injured in large explosion near Glen Carbon, IL

    MARYVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Route 162 remains closed as first responders continue to deal with the aftermath of this natural gas explosion that occurred before 2pm Wednesday afternoon. Flames shot above the trees as you can see in viewer video provided to News11.  Ameren Illinois, which provides natural gas service in this part of Illinois, says a high pressure steel gas line was damaged by a construction crew. Only one worker was hurt. Police say he suffered severe burns. Fire […]

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    St. Charles police offer $25,000 reward for serial killer’s gun

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Police are asking for your help to find a gun used in at least six murders. They are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of a serial killer. St. Charles City Police are still looking for the man who killed a young woman 24 years ago this May. He used a most unusual weapon that has been linked to five other murders. All along Interstate 70 in April and […]

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    Body found in burning Wentzville home subject of murder investigation

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A man’s body was found in a burning home in Wentzville early Sunday morning. Major Case Squad investigators are working on the homicide case. The victim has been identified as Ruben Roderic Martinez, 26. Firefighters found the body at around 1:30am in a home located in the 500 block of South Walnut. They also rescued two dogs from the home. “The Major Case Squad was activated last night at the request of the Wentzville Police Department […]

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    Northwoods pair on the run following double shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Investigators are on a cross-country manhunt for a 20-year-old man and his girlfriend following a double shooting in Northwoods. Northwoods Police Chief Ron Martin said 20-year-old Evander Hargrove is wanted for allegedly shooting another 20-year-old and his 55-year-old father in the 4700 block of Nelson Drive on Saturday. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was called in because the older victim was in grave condition. The 20-year-old victim has been released from the hospital. […]

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    Girl Scout delivers basket and note to new parents who can’t go home for Easter

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – One Girl Scout is making Easter easier for new parents delivering at St. Elisabeth’s Hospital. Madi Hopkins, 11, is paying it forward with a very special basket and a note. Dakota Eggemeyer gave birth to Kinsley Ray on Good Friday. They had to stay at the hospital through the Easter holiday because of complications with the birth. They could not go home to see their family. The Girl Scout was born close to Christmas.  She explains in […]

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    Smell smoke? Cold front pulling odor to St. Louis from western grass fires

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Do you smell smoke? You’re not alone. A cold front moving through the area is pulling an odor from several fires to the west of St. Louis.  911 dispatchers in St. Louis County are being swamped with calls about the smell. KAKE-TV reports that several thousand acres are on fire in an uncontrolled burn in Kansas. Governor Sam Brownback has declared a State of Disaster Emergency for an area of south-central Kansas threatened by major […]

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    ‘American Pickers’ coming to Missouri and looking for leads

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The stars of the History Channel’s hit TV show ‘American Pickers’ are coming to the Show-Me-State. They are looking for interesting people to feature on television and antiques to take back to the shop. The crew, including Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to Missouri in May. They are specifically seeking movie memorabilia, advertising, pre-50s western gear, military items, vintage musical equipment, clothing, and automotive items. Although, they’re open to just about anything that […]

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    Headless torso found in 2004 identified as Alton woman

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Major Case Squad investigators hope to find a suspect after headless, hand-less, and legless female torso discovered in 2004 was just identified through DNA. Deanna Howland from Alton Illinois has been named as the victim in the 12-year-old case. She would have been 35-years old at the time her remains were discovered. The body part was discovered after a maintenance worker was trimming brush at the Wright City Missouri rest area along I-70 on June 28, 2004. […]


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