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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    Belleville teen charged with murder of woman on Washington Ave

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A 19-year-old from Belleville is being charged after a woman was shot and killed on Washington Avenue Sunday night; her car was stolen, and baby was found in the street. Ross Randolph, 19, is being charged with 1st degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.  Randolph turned himself into police Tuesday. Investigators said Brandi Hill, 21, her 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were driving east on Washington Avenue […]

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    Father accused of killing 8-month-old son charged with murder

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – A man accused of fatally shooting his infant son while in his mother’s arms is now in custody. Diata Crockett has been charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and domestic assault. Diata Crockett’s attorney Scott Rosenblum made the arrangements to turn himself in. Police were looking for Crockett since early Tuesday. He is now under arrest. Crockett is accused of shooting and killing his […]

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    St. Louis father turns self in after being accused of killing 8-month-old son

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson says that a fatal child shooting suspect has turned himself in to his lawyer and is now under arrest. Diata R. Crockett, 34, is accused of  shooting and killing his 8-month-old son during an argument with his wife, then fled with two of his other sons in a rental car.  Those boys later were found unharmed at a relative’s house, police said. Diata Crockett is in custody after turning himself […]

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    Children found safe after father shoots baby brother during domestic dispute

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A series of SARAA and Amber alerts have been cancelled after two young children were found safe hours after they were taken by their father moments after he allegedly shot and killed their eight-month-old brother. Police in St. Louis City and St. Louis County have been investigating the shooting death of 8-month-old Reien Crockett on the city’s north side at around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Reien was pronounced dead at Christian Hospital after being taken there […]

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    Homicide investigating fatal fire after parents found with gunshot wounds; infant dead

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two parents and their 11-month-old daughter were found dead after a fire early Sunday morning in north St. Louis. Police now say that Melvin Thomas, 56, and Marquita Jones, 31, were suffering from gunshot wounds. Their infant daughter, Madison Thomas, was also found in a first floor room. A homicide investigation is now underway. The fire broke out at around 4:40am Sunday morning in the 4000 block of Elmbank. A neighbor saw flames through a […]

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    Journalism Teacher from Washington High School wins $500

    She was named the 2016 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year through the Journalism Education Association.  We’re adding Tools for Teachers winner to her list of awards with $500 from Weber Chevrolet.  Michelle Turner is from Washington High School in Washington, Missouri.  Michelle was nominated for our Tools for Teachers award by one of students, Lindsay Alfermann who told us, “Ms. Turner puts her heart into helping each student pursue their dreams”. This is the message that Alfermann wrote […]

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    ‘Blues, Blues Baby’ – Listen to St. Louis hockey’s 2016 playoff anthem

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis Blues are in the Western Conference Finals. Fans are cheering their team on to success in the playoffs. FOX 2 and KPLR 11 is joining Blues Nation to root for the note. DJ Rockette performed this song written by Chuck McPherson. It is called, “Blues, Blues, Baby.” You may recognize the tune and the performer. DJ was just featured on FOX 2 for a series of viral videos about Missouri. Lyrics: (Yo, […]

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    Celebrate National Biscuit Day Saturday, May 14.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- National Biscuit Day is Saturday, May 14th. According to Church’s spokesperson Perry Jones, their biscuits are just as famous as their chicken! Jones says they tweak many recipes in our international restaurants, but one thing that stays the same across the world is their honey-butter biscuits. He joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to celebrate the history. He also offered tips on homemade biscuits and showed us how to dress them up deliciously! Making […]

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    One home destroyed, others damaged after tornado forms in Crawford County

    CRAWFORD COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- Severe storms ripped through parts of the viewing area overnight leaving behind a path of destruction for many. A confirmed tornado based on a debris signature detected on radar touched down near Bourbon, MO. Meteorologist Chris Higgins estimates may have been an EF1. At least one home was destroyed, several other homes were damaged. The National Weather Service is sending a team to conduct a survey of the damage Thursday morning. They are still working on […]

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    Missouri’s viral anthem that you probably haven’t heard

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The state of Missouri now has an unofficial anthem. DJ Rockette spent the last 9 months making a music video about the “Show Me State” featuring Carli Rohlfing. The freshman St. Charles Community college student tells FOX 2, “I am trying to raise the amount of patriotism in Missouri.” The rapper went on a roadtrips to visit the best Missouri has to offer. There are so many towns and landmarks featured in this video that they […]

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    Police stop bank robbery suspect driving wrong way on I-270

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A suspected bank robber fled police Thursday afternoon. He drove from Clayton through St. Louis City and into south St. Louis County. Once he left Interstate 55, he proceeded to travel north on I-270, the wrong way. The robbery took place at Simmons Bank, just across Clayton road from the Galleria Shopping Center. Officers were on the scene minutes after the robbery. The receptionist at a hair salon across the lobby from the bank said […]

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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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